• Dull or Tired Skin

    It’s quite common to feel that your skin is looking dull or tired – that it has lost its brightness and looks grey in appearance. This can be related to ageing, but also lifestyle factors such diet, poor skincare, and even pollution.

    With the help of our expert clinicians, you can do something about dull or tired skin and feel rejuvenated and proud to face the world.

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The human skin is the longest and biggest organ of the body. We burn it, scrape it, scrub it, dehydrate it, as well as place every conceivable plant extract and potentially irritating substance upon it, we invest in creams and potions to try and slow down our natural DNA clock – so no wonder it sometimes needs a bit of expert help!

What is dull skin?PlusMinus

Dehydrated or dull skin is very different from dry skin; however, these two are commonly confused. They have similar symptoms, but they have very different causes. Dehydration results from lack of water in the skin, but dry skin results from inadequate levels of oils, which are normally produced in the sebaceous glands.

What causes dull skin?PlusMinus

The most common cause of dull skin is ageing. However, it can be triggered by diet, lack of water content in your skincare, some medications, smoking, excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption. It can also be caused by poor skincare regimes, with excessive exfoliation and insufficient sun protection. Extreme weather conditions and environmental factors like pollution can also cause damage to the skin, with people in cities exhibiting signs earlier in life.

What does dull skin look like?PlusMinus

People with dull skin can appear grey – some clients describe it as looking translucent and tired. The skin loses its volume.

Tips for dealing with dull skinPlusMinus

  • Drink plenty of water and ensure you have a balanced diet containing essential vitamins.
  • Apply Hyaluronic Acid (HA) products to increase the hydration of your skin’s layers.
  • Seek expert advice on skin rejuvenation treatments.


Treatments - How we can help you with dull skinPlusMinus

DestinationSkin can help you revive your youthful skin using a variety of treatments and skincare products. During your consultation, your expert practitioner will advise you of the best treatment for your skin and budget.

Skin Peels

Skin peels resurface the skin using highly effective ingredients tailored to your specific needs. They do this by removing dead skin cells and opening pores so your skin is left rejuvenated and hydrated. Your skin’s strength and general condition is improved.


Profhilo® is a revolutionary new injectable treatment that improves skin tone, texture, hydration and radiance. It also increases firmness and elasticity for healthier and softer skin.


IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL Skin Rejuvenation works by pulsing light onto the skin to boost collagen and improve the look of your skin. By using a combination of powerful antioxidants and collagen stimulation, this soothing treatment will soften and firm your skin whilst plumping fine lines and wrinkles.

Obagi Nu:Derm®

This is a prescription-only skincare range used to treat areas that have suffered from excessive sun damage and as a result have excessive pigmentation and wrinkles.


Using dermaroller or eDermastamp, this treatment encourages your body to regenerate the skin. This takes time but when new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is increased to smooth, plump and refresh your skin.



Q: I drink lots of water, why is my skin still dehydrated?
A: Don’t get us wrong, drinking water is good for your body, so keep doing it! However, water that’s taken in orally will not increase the hydration of your skin, the same as putting water on your skin won’t quench your thirst. We naturally have hyaluronic acid in our skin which is a molecule that has the capacity to hold a vast amount of moisture at the skin’s surface. To replace the moisture in our skin we use this ingredient in our skincare ranges to intensely hydrate the skin leaving it feeling plump and soft.

Q: I already invest in over the counter products, but my skin is still dry – why is this?
A: This may be due to the products you’re using not having high enough concentrations of key ingredients needed to hydrate your skin, such as hyaluronic acid, but it could also be that the products are not penetrating deep enough into your skin. Come in and talk to one of our professionals so they can advise you.

Q: Do I have to have a chemical skin peel, or can I have an introductory treatment to hydrate my skin?
A: We usually recommend having an introductory peel before any deeper peels anyway as the introductory peels are used to evenly hydrate and remove any dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to achieve an even peel from the deeper treatments we have.

Q: Would one injectable treatment be enough?
A: It depends on the concern you have however for injectable lip treatments sometimes one treatment is enough to start with however results will need to be maintained. For treatments like Anti-wrinkle one treatment’s results will last between 3-4 months.

Recommended skincare productsPlusMinus

Our expert practitioners will recommend the best skincare regime for your skin’s condition. It’s key to have a hydrating product with high levels of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) such as DermaQuest’s® Essential B5 Hydrating Serum. Additionally, you should use Glycolic cleansers and Vitamin C products to repair any damage already done to your skin. Anti-oxidants also prevent further damage.

Related conditionsPlusMinus

  • Deepened wrinkles
  • Eczema or psoriasis
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dry patches


How much do dull skin treatments cost?PlusMinus

TREATMENTSingle treatment

Course of 3 treatments

A thorough cleanse of your skin using cosmeceutical grade products specifically tailored to treat your concerns.

A quick non-invasive exfoliating treatment that buffs away dead skin cells and eliminates dull tired patches, revealing fresh new glowing skin.

Popular with celebrities, skin resurfacers & chemical skin peels, offer a far more effective solution to combatting dull, dry and dehydrated skin. Using active ingredients such as hyarlounic acid to increase the moisture levels in your skin
leaving you with a beautiful, healthy, youthful glow.
MICRO-NEEDLING (Genuine Dermaroller and Electronic Dermastamp)

A highly effective treatment using a small handheld device that stimulates collagen and increase your skins natural moisture levels, leaving you with plump, radiant and firm skin.
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Last edited: 11/06/2019