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Genius Products To Revive Dull, Tired Skin

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“Why do you look so tired”? “Didn’t you get enough sleep last night”?  If you’ve been at the receiving end of such questions time and again (even after lazing on the couch all day), then you should look to your skin for answers. Because, in addition to droopy eyes and constant yawns, dull, lacklustre skin can make you look tired and lethargic. However, if you think dull skin is just seasonal or related to cooler climes, you couldn’t be more wrong. Rough, dry and uber dull skin can happen for a number of reasons­— dead skin that hasn’t been exfoliated, pollution, lack of moisturization or even stress, improper diet and sitting for too long in an air-conditioned office. Sigh…
The antidote to dry skin, you ask? Well, in addition to getting enough sleep, balancing your chi and showing your skin some tender love, there are some great products which can fix all those reasons that are making your skin oh-so-dull; plus, you’ll get that elusive lit-from-within glow that you’ve been yearning for! So, whether it’s an exfoliator or a potent serum that will quench your thirsty skin, we have you covered.

Try out these genius products for dull skin that will flip the light switch on your lacklustre skin. What ya waiting for?  

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    Problem: Dead Skin Build-Up


    Dead skin build-up is like dust; until you wipe it clean, your skin will always look ashy and dull. What exfoliators do is slough off those cells and reveal brighter, radiant-looking skin from underneath. Try the The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, that contains fine exfoliating micro particles and crushed garnet stones, that gently remove dead cells effectively. You can also use a professional skin treatment peel such as the O3+ Micro Derma Brasion Facial Peel to unify and brighten the skin tone.

  • Problem: Smog, Dust, Pollution…


    Pollutants (smog, car exhaust etc.) enter pores and cause free-radical damage, which in turn causes premature cellular death. Combat skin-scavenging pollutants for good with a potent serum like the Kaya Antox Vit C Formula, that counteracts free radical damage and skin darkening, besides creating a barrier against environmental assault. A face mask containing Charcoal such as the Inatur Charcoal Face Mask can also help soothe and purify to reveal healthy and brighter skin.

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    Problem: Daily Stress, Late Nights... You Get The Drift


    Doing yoga and trying to get eight hours of sleep is the obvious advice. However, if that’s not on the menu, then try a quick facial massage while cleansing or applying moisturizer. Consider the White Seed Brightening Serum by Faceshop (enriched with White Daisy Flower Extract) that reduces dullness and leads to brighter-looking skin. You can also soothe stressed skin by slathering it with an overnight masque like the Innisfree Jeju Orchid Sleeping Mask that ensures a flawless complexion once you wake up.

  • Problem: Thirsty and Dehydrated


    Without moisture, dull and lacklustre skin is a given.  Pat a Hyaluronic Acid serum to freshly scrubbed skin to drive moisture into skin. Try the It's Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum that plumps skin and optimizes collagen levels for brighter complexion. Layer it with mineral-rich cream such as the Alma K Dead Sea Minerals Hydrating Day Cream Normal To Dry Skin that leaves your skin silky, soft and supple.

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    Problem: Sun Damage And Aging


    If you don’t wear sunscreen daily, dull mottled skin is a given. Moreover, constant exposure to sun can also lead to hyperpigmentation and sun spots (yikes). First things first; use a sunscreen such as Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+, that will give you all the broad-spectrum protection you need. Next, incorporate a product with Retinol in your nightly skincare routine—try the LOOkX Retinol2ndG Cream (with a mix of Vitamin C & E) that ensures smooth, optimal hydrated skin with a youthful appearance.

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