Dull Skin


 Your skin is much more than just your body’s largest organ. It is also the most important feature of your face. Your skin also directly reflects the overall state of your health: Glowing and blemish-free skin is a sign that you are doing well all over whereas dull and sallow skin often signifies the opposite.


1. Exfoliate

Use a gentle exfoliator two to three times a week to remove impurities and dead skin cells. When dead skin cells accumulate on your face, they can diffuse light and give you a dull complexion.

2. Hydrate Your Skin

Drink more water for brighter skin. Drinking lots of water increases the blood flow to your skin, creating pinker cheeks and an overall healthy glow.

3. Protect Yourself from UV Rays

The sun’s UV rays extract moisture from your skin and can leave it feeling rough and flaky. Excessive exposure to the sun will mute your skin tone, while speeding up the aging process. Always remember to protect your skin with high SPF sunscreen when you head outside. NIVEA’s Sun Protect & Moisture Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ protects you from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and moisturises your skin at the same time.

4. Minimise Your Makeup

Go as light as you can on makeup so your glow can shine through. Instead of a heavy foundation try using a tinted moisturiser, like NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Tinted Moisturising Day Cream. It contains light-reflecting pigments to even out your skin tone and naturally brighten your complexion.

5. De-Stress Where You Can

When you’re stressed, your body releases stress hormones. These hormones send your organs and glands into overdrive which can:

  • Cause breakouts
  • Slow down your skin’s natural regeneration process
  • Dull your skin tone

Try to make time for a relaxing activity to significantly reduce your stress and get your healthy glow back.

6. Have a Good Sleep

Regular, adequate sleep helps promote the production of your natural growth hormones for your cells and collagen levels. Without enough sleep your skin cells won’t regenerate as quickly and efficiently as usual, leaving you with rough and dull skin.

7. Stop Smoking

Among other issues, smoking impairs your circulation dramatically. This prevents oxygenated blood from reaching your skin, meaning it isn’t getting the nutrients it needs to regenerate and maintain its glow.

Other problems such as broken blood vessels and dark circles under the eyes are common in smokers. This is mostly due to an overload of toxins in the body.

8. Don’t Forget About Your Body

A glowing face looks much more natural if it matches a glowing body. A body moisturiser, like NIVEA’s Q10 Rich Firming Lotion, contains ingredients like, coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine and creatine to support and nourish skin cell renewal.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.