How to Brighten Your Dull Skin

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing lacklustre, dull skin staring back at you? If you have dull skin, chances are it’s looking uneven, textured, tired, dry, flaky, rough, flat and lifeless. The smooth, bright, even appearance of healthy skin is a distant memory, but don’t worry, with a few amendments to your skincare routine with these YonKa essentials, you’ll revive and brighten your dull skin quickly.


What causes dull skin?

There are a few leading causes of dull skin that, once treated, can bring radiance back to your skin.

  1. A buildup of dead skin cells.

One of the main causes of dull skin is an accumulation of dead skin cells on its surface. This clogs your pores, leading to more breakouts, and prevents light reflecting on your skin. Those dead skin cells also act as a barrier, preventing the absorption of your skincare products.


What to use:

One of the most effective ways of getting rid of dead skin cells is to use Gommage YonKa as a regular part of your skincare routine to brighten dull skin. It’s a non-abrasive hydrating-exfoliating gel that brings lightness back to your skin with carob and brown algae extracts. It smooths, brightens, hydrates and rebalances the skin; a bonus is that you can use it on your neck and eyes too. You can use it once or twice a week, and it is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.


  1. A lack of hydration.

If you’re not drinking enough water, hydrating from the inside, and hydrating topically with skincare, your skin can appear dry, flaky and dull. It can lose its natural radiance, and it looks more tired. Proper hydration is essential to treat dull skin.


What to use:

Yon-Ka Hydra No. 1 Crème is a lightweight yet deeply nourishing moisturiser that delivers a flood of hydration to the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate, grape seed oil to repair, and the smoothing and antioxidant effects of vitamins A, C and E.  Using a moisturiser like this regularly will ensure that your skin is well-protected, hydrated, smoothed and radiant.


  1. The ageing process.

The skin’s natural exfoliation process slows down as we age, resulting in dull, rough, textured skin. While we can’t stop the ageing process, we can add products into our skincare routine to help brighten dull skin, help nourish and hydrate it so that it stays radiant and healthy as long as possible.


What to use:

Elixir Vital has a combination of 19 essential amino acids that hydrate and nourish the skin, bringing radiance back to dull skin. It contains beech buds, soybean and mineral salts to restructure and energise, while cereal germ oil deeply nourishes the skin. Not only is it effective for dull skin, but it’s also ideal for tired, sun-exposed, and stressed skin.

Serum C20 is an effective anti-ageing, radiant, unifying serum that contains 20% stable Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known for its brightening properties, helping to bring luminosity to the skin. But this serum has many more benefits, including reducing the visible appearance of wrinkles, evening out the complexion and fading pigmentation spots.


  1. Sun Damage: 

Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause oxidative stress and damage the skin’s collagen and elastin, leading to a dull and uneven skin tone.


What to use:

Sun protection should be a part of your skincare routine all year round, especially in the summer. YonKa Sunscreen Cream SPF50 offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection while helping to fight oxidative stress and photo ageing with polyphenols and Vitamins E and A.


  1. Environmental Factors.

Pollution and environmental toxins can adhere to your skin, clogging up pores, leading to breakouts, pigmentation and a dull complexion.

What to use:

Give your skin protection from environmental pollution with Vital Defense Mist. It acts as a shield on your skin, limiting the adhesion and penetration of polluting substances. Use it as the last step in your skincare routine or over your makeup, and be sure to reapply it throughout the day for maximum protection.

To find out more about which products are best for you to brighten your dull skin, book a consultation at your local YonKa salon today.