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Why Your Skin is Dull and What are the Safe Ways to Fix It?

Everyone's dream skin is to get that healthy, beautiful skin. But you cannot achieve all that if your skin is dull! Skin dullness is one of the most common skin problems. Many factors like your lifestyle and environment can lead to this matter. But don't worry, every problem has a solution! So what are the ways to brighten up your skin's dullness? What ingredients are effective and safe to use to have healthy skin?
Repeat after me, 2023 is time for healthier, glowing skin. There is no use in using the harmful ingredients to get that white, super flawless skin if your skin is unhealthy. So what are the indicators of healthy skin? It has a smooth texture, does not feel irritated when applying skincare products, and the skin is not too dry or oily but still has that healthy glow. The skin tone is also is perfectly balanced, not too dark or too light.

But, what has stopped your skin from achieving the goal? If you have the opposite of healthy skin, it is a sign that you are dealing with skin dullness! It is the most common skin problem for most people. If you are one of them, let's read on this!

Factors that causes Skin Dullness

Dull skin

Many factors can cause your skin to look dull, including your lifestyle and environment. But don't worry, we are here to provide you with the solution to deal with the dullness. Of course, in the safe ways!

1. Does not exfoliate regularly

The secret of glowing skin? Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. If you neglect to exfoliate your skin, there is a good chance that the layer of dead skin cells builds on top of your skin! When dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin, it will cause dullness to your skin complexion. Plus, these dead skin cells will make it harder for the following products you apply to absorb into your skin. Not to mention they can clog inside your pores, and you know what happens next - skin breakout.

Solution: Exfoliate 1-2 times a week to remove the dead skin cell. If you have acne prone skin, choose a mild chemical exfoliator and avoid any physical scrub!

2. Not enough sun protection

Ugh, the UV rays. They cause the most damage to the skin, whether in short or long-term consequences. Sunburn is the result of instant sun damage. It appears as redness to the skin, uncomfortably warm, and hurt. After a while, the red sunburn will eventually turn into a suntan. Here is the real deal. Suntan causes flaky, dull, and uneven skin tone. The damage causes your skin to look unhealthy and congested.

Solution: So remember to apply an adequate amount of sunscreen with the 2-fingers rule and reapply after 3 to 4 hours.

3. The skin is dehydrated

Dehydrated skin is a sign of damaged skin barrier. It happens when you over wash the skin or use harsh product. The lack of water retention will make your skin appear lifeless and lackluster. Fine lines and wrinkles look more defined, and your complexion will appear dull and uneven. So remember, hydration is the key to healthy skin. Always make sure to keep your skin stay hydrated!

Solution: Look for ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate that give hydration by attracting moisture from the air into the skin. You can also include non-comedogenic emollients like Squalane to balance out the oil level in the skin.

You can also opt for Hydration Skin Care Kit, which will help your skin to stay hydrated.

So what ingredients are safe to use to brighten up your skin complexion?

nihon serum and face cream

NIHON Booster set contains three key ingredients that are effective and safe to use to brighten and lighten up your skin's dullness. It will leave the skin a brighter, more even complexion with a beautiful, healthy glow!

1. Vitamin C

A well-known ingredient to brighten the skin, even out skin tone, and reduce fine lines.

It is an amazing anti-aging ingredient as it protects the skin from free radicals that can cause the formation of fine lines.

2. Niacinamide

It works to fade acne scars by slowing down tyrosinase activity and reducing melanin production.

Niacinamide can also promote keratin to increase the thickness of the outermost skin layer. With all that, it will improve the skin barrier resulting in young and glowing skin.

3. Kojic Acid

Kojic Acid works to inhibit Tyrosinase activity which is responsible for melanin production. The outcome of low melanin production is it lightens the skin and solves skin problems like acne scars and dull skin without damaging the skin layer.

Treat sign of aging by reducing sun damage and making the skin looks younger.

What are you waiting for? Purchase Regular set to get that glow healthy skin now!

Ways to Fix your Dull Skin

Here are some ways to address skin dullness and restore your skin's natural glow:

  1. Exfoliate regularly: Gently exfoliating your skin 1-2 times a week helps remove dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover, revealing brighter and smoother skin and helps you to overcome your dull skin tone. Use a mild scrub or a chemical exfoliant with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).

  2. Maintain proper hydration: Drink enough water throughout the day to keep your body and skin well-hydrated. Also, use a hydrating moisturizer to lock in moisture and keep your skin supple.

  3. Incorporate antioxidants: Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and green tea extract, can help protect your skin from environmental damage and brighten your complexion. Look for serums or moisturizers containing these ingredients.

  4. Use sunscreen daily: Sun exposure can cause skin damage and dullness over time. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Consider using Nihon Water Gel UV Sunscreen, to protect your skin from harmful UV Rays.

  5. Prioritize sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, as this is when your skin repairs and regenerates itself. Lack of sleep can lead to a dull complexion and dark circles under your eyes.

  6. Maintain a healthy diet: Consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to provide your body with essential nutrients that contribute to healthy skin.

  7. Cut down on alcohol and smoking: Both alcohol and smoking can cause dehydration and damage your skin, contributing to a dull complexion. Reducing or eliminating these habits can help improve your skin's appearance.

  8. Manage stress: Stress can negatively impact your skin's health and appearance. Practice stress-reducing techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, to help maintain your skin's natural glow.

  9. Regular exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity improves blood circulation, which can help deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your skin, promoting a healthy glow.

  10. Use gentle cleansers: Opt for gentle, sulfate-free cleansers that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Overly harsh cleansers can cause irritation and contribute to skin dullness. Consider using Nihon's Gentle Cleansing Gel.

  11. Consider professional treatments: If at-home remedies aren't giving you the desired results, consider consulting a dermatologist or esthetician for professional treatments, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy.

By incorporating these tips into your skincare routine and lifestyle, you can help improve your skin's radiance and restore its natural glow. Always remember that consistency is key, and it may take some time to see noticeable results.

Watch the journey of a NIHON skin user in beating the skin dullness with NIHON products!


Why does skin become dull?

Skin can become dull due to various reasons such as lack of hydration, poor diet, stress, and environmental factors.

What are the safe ways to fix dull skin?

Safe ways to fix dull skin include staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, using gentle exfoliants, protecting skin from the sun, and using moisturizers.

Can over-exfoliating cause dull skin?

Yes, over-exfoliating can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause it to become dull and dry.

Can smoking cause dull skin?

Yes, smoking can cause dull skin as it reduces blood flow to the skin and deprives it of oxygen and nutrients.

Can lack of sleep cause dull skin?

Yes, lack of sleep can cause dull skin as it disrupts the body's natural repair and regeneration process, leading to a tired and dull complexion.