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3 reasons for skin dullness (and 3 ways to avoid it)

Just can’t seem to wake up your complexion? We’ve got the solution!

Whether your skin’s suffering from lack of sleep, poor circulation or recurring bouts of dryness, we take a quickfire look at some of the most common reasons for skin dullness - as well as some easy ways to get your glow back. Results guaranteed!

Problem #1: Dry, greying skin that flakes easily

Solution: Buff away dead skin cells for brighter, lighter skin


Our skin can quickly take on a tired appearance as a result of a buildup of dry skin cells, so it’s important to take proper care of your epidermis for a bright, perky complexion. Cleansing regularly (morning and night) to remove dirt and grime is a great quick fix for an instantly brighter, more luminous complexion. In the evening, follow your usual cleansing routine with a gentle exfoliator, such as extract of volcanic stone, to remove the top layer of dead skin cells before applying a hydrating night cream. Your skincare products are at their most effective while you sleep, so taking the time to properly cleanse your skin at the end of the day will increase your chances of waking up with bright, luminous skin.

Problem #2: Skin is dull, lifeless-looking - where are my rosy cheeks?

Solution: Getting to grips with skincare


If you find your skin has taken on a pale or ashy appearance, devoid of its usual rosy glow, you could be suffering from poor circulation or restricted blood flow below the surface of the epidermis. This can be linked to tiredness or fatigue, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough good-quality sleep. In terms of skincare, when it comes to restoring life to dull, worn-out skin, we can sum up the secret in three little words: exfoliation, hydration, illumination. While it’s important not to over-scrub (particularly if you suffer from sensitive skin), topping up skin’s moisture levels is crucial if you’re looking for a fresh, dewy glow. For a shorter-term fix, check our our skincare tips for faking a bright-eyed, wide-awake look in under 5 minutes.

Problem #3: Skin is puffy and fatigued instead of plump and vibrant

Solution: Learn to glow from the inside out

If you just can’t seem to shake those pesky under-eye bags no matter how many hours’ sleep you get, it might be worth reevaluating your exercise regime. Diet and exercise play a key role in how our skin looks on the outside, so regularly breaking a sweat is crucial if you’re looking to revitalize your complexion over the long-term. That said, it’s important that skin be properly cleansed and re hydrated post-workout to avoid building up toxins.

Vichy Idealia Lumière essence contains antioxidizing peony root, bringing freshness to the complexion while rectifying damage caused by negative exposome factors. First, apply the illuminating moisture lotion to energize skin with adenosin, before treating your skin to 24 hour replumping hydration and vitamin C with the range’s day cream. Result? A long-lasting rosy glow!

Finally, for skin that sparkles on the inside as well as on the outside, adjust your diet to include more foods rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. This can help skin to fight damage linked to UV overexposure, including dark or sun spots.

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