Tips On Brightening Dull Complexion

If you don’t exfoliate your skin regularly the dead skin cells may build up and your skin may look dull and less radiant. A dull complexion may be caused by different factors and that’s why following a strict skincare routine is essential in order to keep your skin fresh and radiant-looking. A dull complexion often appears less radiant and lifeless, the skin usually feels rough and tight.

What causes:

  • stress and tiredness
  • lack of essential vitamins
  • smoking and drinking plenty of alcohol
  • slow blood circulation
  • wind, sun, humidity, temperatures

How to brighten:

Certainly the best way to brighten a dull complexion is to exfoliate your face at least twice a week, this way you will remove the dead skin cells that make your skin appear dull and lifeless. When you exfoliate your face you remove the dead surface skin cells and the oil that cause pores to plug and lead to problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne. If you don’t remove these cells regularly they can clog the sebaceous pores and make your skin look dull and patchy.

How to exfoliate:

Wet your face and apply an exfoliating cleanser, designed for the face, or sprinkle it onto a sponge or brush. Scrub using gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area and massage the exfoliator very carefully. Don’t exfoliate your skin for more than 2/ 3 minutes, otherwise you can irritate it. Make sure the exfoliator is appropriate for your skin type and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals.

Exfoliate your face twice a week in order to stimulate the cellular renewal, to improve your complexion and to make your skin look brighter.

  • Perform a microdermabrasion at home to brighten your complexion. Microdermabrasion is more than skin exfoliation, but it is gentler that chemical peel for example. Nowadays there are different microdermabrasion kits available on the market that usually include micro-crystal cream (with aluminum oxide crystals), lotions, post-microdermabrasion moisturizer, exfoliating wand, foam applicators or exfoliating cloth, that are appropriate for performing a microdermabrasion at home. If you perform microdermabrasion once a week or once a month depending on your skin you will see the results – you will improve the condition of your skin, eliminate the appearance of dark spots anddiscolorations, you will improve the overall appearance of your skin and will brighten your dull, lifeless complexion.
  • Do a brightening face mask once or twice a week. The brightening face mask reveal a brighter, more even complexion. They help correct pigmenation irregularities and prevent the appearane of further discolorations. Most of the masks should be applied twice a week and left on for approximately 10 / 15 minutes.
  • Massage your face to improve your blood circulation. Massage your skin every day with a massaging cream or massaging oil in the evening or in the morning, but make sure your skin is clean and free of makeup. Facial massage reduces the unattractive fleshiness, tightens the tissues and muscles and increases blood circulation which is essential for a radiant skin.
  • Steam your face once a week to cleanse your skin in deep. Steaming is very important to loosen debris that may be embedded into the skin. When steaming the face you wide the clogged pores and soften the skin in order to cleanse more easily the impurities, the traces of makeup, the dust, the sebaceous secretions as well as the dead skin cells. The high temperature helps the pores do open and this way your skin will clear of the toxins and the cosmetic products will reach every skin cell.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated.
  • Eat plenty of foods rich in fatty acids (walnuts, salmon, chicken) because a dull complexion can be a sign of essential fat deficiency.
  • When applying your makeup, make sure you apply it to a well-moisturized skin. Avoid yellow-based makeup products as they can make your skin appear even duller.
  • Exercise daily to improve your blood circulation and metabolism.

What do you think about this post?

    • Mrs C Le Roux wrote:
      I am 41 years and suddenly struggling with hundreds of whiteheads on my chin area that turns into terrible bumps from time to time. Please help

    • Silvia Yaneva wrote:
      Hi dear. Don't touch these whiteheads - you may cause even serious skin problems / permanent spots, scars, holes/ . Go to a dermatologist or to a licensed beautician. The whiteheads are very difficult to remove properly, that’s why it should be done professionally. Change your skin care products and your makeup products – some of the ingredients may clog your skin’s pores and cause the whiteheads. Don't wear any makeup for a few days to allow your skin to breathe naturally. Don’t try to remove them at home – even if you know how to do it. See a professional. Good luck !!!

    • Anita wrote:
      Dear, I am of 30 years and I am suffering from acne. It has almost gone after 2 years of care but now i am suffering from its marks. Can you tell me any proper natural cure for that. I dont need any hectic cure process. It may take time but should work. I wanna avoid chemicals. Thanks.

    • kila wrote:
      oil of olay age defying protective renewal lotion $ 9.00

    • nara wrote:
      i'm now in high school and i had the blackheads problem since 12.and there's a tiny pimple (i think) and blemish around T-area.any suggestions?n i prefer to use natural way than using chemicals. p.s: any suggestions about uneven skin tone?

    • nara wrote:
      hi, kila.i just wanna know if oil of olay age defying protective renewal lotion really works?thanks

    • nara wrote:
      to anita, i suggest u to use honey.just apply on your skin b4 u go 2 friend said it works but it took at least a week to recover.

    • nara wrote:
      i have dark circles under my eyes. i've tried to get rid of it but it doesn't work. i've tried eye masks, put used-tea bags on my eyes b4 sleep (i got this tip from newspaper) and none of those seems to work...can somebody help me?please.thanks.

    • Anne wrote:
      For Uneven Skin Tone Youu Should Try Brightening Face Masks, They Work For Mee :) And For Dull Skin Youu Should Try A Soft Shimmer Luminizor. These Things Dont Work As Well For Everyone And Sometimes Dont Make A Difference, But Its Worth A Try.

    • Anne wrote:
      Oh And I Forgot To Mention, My Mam Had Acne For Ages And Went To Live In Tenerife For A While, And Her Acne Went Away. So The Sun Deffinatly Helps !! Her Skins Perfect Now Its Like Even Better Than Mine, And Im Only 14 So My Skin Should Bee Better Hahaa x

    • Dina wrote:
      Hey i use to have bad acne and nothing helped until one day i went into a bare mineral store and bought there acne powder.. i didnt think it would work because ive tryed so many products but once i tried it, work wonderfully! I looveeddd it! it got ride of my acne in just day! Its reallly good!

    • Kari wrote:
      I also hev those white heads but I popped one on my nose and it has a whole in it, very small but noticeable.... what can I do to close it !!!

    • Kari wrote:
      lol I meant hole....

    • Sandra B wrote:
      I found the Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer from the Made from Earth line is the best for improving skin tone. First, it WORKS! The company says to give it 4 weeks, but in as little as 1 there was a noticable difference in my two brown patches (on the driver's window-side--sunblock, sunblock, sunblock!). Also, I have super-sensitive skin which can't decide if it's dry or oily or just going to be both with the beginnings of wrinkles, but this product didn't clog pores or feel gooey, and it didn't dry me out or make me red. It goes a long way - at first I thought it was expensive for 2 ounces but the jar has lasted me two months! Thats how potent it is - im actually saving money by using this because it replaces the other stuff that runs out so quick.

    • PEACE wrote:
      i have great skin and i would say it's from a combination of things i do. by the way my skin was not always great. i use coconut oil to remove my make up, then baking soda to wash it off. the baking soda i pour a bit in my palm and add a bit water to create paste and use it like soap. after rinsing my face, i pat dry. then after i add a bit more coconut oil because baking soda can be a bit drying, the coconut oil is a great moisturizer! here's a tip, i only use things for beauty that i can eat also. something else i believe helps my skin is exercise. i personally jump rope, it's powerful weight loss tool and extremely great for correcting incorrect breathing. the more oxygen the body receives the better. i dry brush before taking a shower, this tip i find is also powerful. dry brushing really takes off the top layer of dead skin, and brings healthy blood to the skin which is usually the last place to receive attention. eating cold pressed, unrefined olive oil is amazing. it helps lubricate the body especially the joints and gives the body wonderful vitamins for skin. olive oil also helps one to feel full, so it's great for getting in shape.lovely article, thank you for sharing. ok i hope this helps, 1LOVE!

    • Nara wrote:
      to Silvia Yaneva, where can i get ’? and fyi, i live at malaysia, do anyone has any suggestions where can i buy the product? thanx. xoxo, nara

    • june wrote:
      to nara, i have had a bad bad problem of blackheads for a long time in high shool. the best product that works is ProActiv. other than that, use baking soda paste on the blackheads. leave it for 5 minutes or so, then wash it off, with gentle scrubbing motion. baking soda is awesome!

    • Aslamzee wrote:
      a good idea 4 a brightes skin mix egg and honey and apply on?e in aweek.

    • firdos wrote:
      plz can u help me to have an even colour skin

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