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3 Common Signs of Dull Skin and How to Regain Your Glow

Skin Care Concerns

3 Common Signs of Dull Skin and How to Regain Your Glow 3 Common Signs of Dull Skin and How to Regain Your Glow 3 Common Signs of Dull Skin and How to Regain Your Glow

Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt like your skin just looked lackluster or even gray? This could be a sign that you are experiencing dull skin. Dull skin can occur for many reasons, and one common cause is simply connected to skin aging. As you age, your skin will produce less natural oils and your natural skin cell renewal process will also slow down. This can cause skin to experience dryness and acquire the look of dullness in place of that youthful glow you once had. You can also have dull skin because dead skin cells have accumulated on the surface of your skin, burying your radiant skin potential. Additionally, dry skin can also take on the look of dullness and cause your skin to appear lackluster. Help regain the look of radiant skin by first understanding the signs of dull skin and then take the necessary steps to better help your skin recover its youthful glow. Below, we’re outlining three common causes of dull skin along with skin care product recommendations to help regain your glow, including a face masks, facial cleansers, and moisturizers.

Sign #1: You’re Aging

As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down, causing a buildup of dead cells on the surface. As a result, the natural pink tone is hidden and your complexion can become dull-looking, losing its natural rosy tone of youth. Try adding the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Face Mask to your skin care routine twice the week. This glow-activating face mask for mature, dull skin helps to instantly renew skin’s youthful rosiness in a fresh, cooling experience. Apply the face mask to clean skin, leave on for five minutes, then gently massage the face mask into your skin using light, circular motions to help exfoliate. Rinse off with lukewarm water thoroughly and pat dry. If you’re using this face mask in the morning, follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer; if you’re using this face mask at night, follow up with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream.

Sign #2: You Have Dead Skin Cell Buildup

Another common cause of dull skin can be a buildup of dead skin cells on skin’s surface. Day after day, these cells can accumulate, leading to the appearance of less-than-radiant skin. The solution? It’s time to exfoliate! Try mechanical exfoliation with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub. Keep in mind that how often you should exfoliate depends—some people can handle daily exfoliation while others can only handle doing so once or twice a week. Pay attention to how your skin responds to see what works best for you.

Another option is chemical exfoliation, which utilizes glycolic acid to break down dead skin cell buildup. You can find glycolic acid in the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads. Use a pad nightly after cleansing. In the morning, make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher as directed (and take other sun protection measures, like covering up exposed areas, as well), as glycolic acid can leave skin more sensitive to the sun.

Sign #3: You Have Dry Skin

Finally, when the air is dry outside (like during the winter), this can leave you with dry skin—and dry skin can look dull. That’s why it’s important to keep dry skin hydrated. Look for a moisturizer that can help increase radiance, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water. Immediately after use, skin appears radiant and more luminous.

You’re officially ready to get your glow on! For more advice on taking care of dull skin, check out Our Best Skin Care Products for Dull Skin.