• Dull or Tired Skin

    Our skin doesn’t always look how we want it to and dull or tired looking skin can be indicators of our age and life stresses.

    Lifestyle factors like what you eat, what products you use and the environment you’re in, can all impact your skin, causing your skin to suffer from loss of brightness and appear greyer than usual.

    If dull and tired skin concerns you, with the help of our expert clinicians we can lift your skin and make you feel rejuvenated and radiant again!

Book FREE Consultation

Book FREE Consultation

Fill out this quick form and we'll call you back asap to book you in with one of our expert clinicians.

Our skin goes through a lot, we burn it, scrape it, scrub it, shave it and ultimately, dehydrate it. We invest in creams, plant extracts, wonder balms, lotions and potions to try and slow down the inevitable effects of ageing and probably further irritate our skin in the process…

When none of those things work, there’s nothing wrong with turning to the professionals!

What is Dull Skin?PlusMinus

Dull skin occurs of many reasons, but is commonly a result of a build-up of dead skin cells which compromises your natural, healthy glow. It results in your skin looking less bright, dry, grey and flat.

This build-up of dead skin cells acts like a shield, stopping the healthy and vibrant skin cells from reflecting any natural light which makes your skin appear less bright.

What causes Dull Skin?PlusMinus

The cause of dull skin can vary, it can be a build-up of dead skin cells, but commonly it is a result of ageing.

Some individual factors can also trigger episodes of dullness, these are:

  •  Diet
  • Lack of water content in your skincare products
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption
  • Poor skincare regimes
  • Excessive exfoliation
  • Insufficient sun protection

External environmental influences, such as pollution and extreme weather conditions can also be the cause of your less bright complexion.

What does Dull Skin look like?PlusMinus

People with dull skin can appear grey, pale and aged.

Some clients describe it as looking tired and washed-out all the time. The physical signs are that your skin has lost its natural volume, making you appear older and an increased visibility of wrinkles and dark circles.

Tips for dealing with Dull SkinPlusMinus

By following these 4 H’s, you can avoid any skin dullness you may experience:

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


Treatments - How we can help you with Dull SkinPlusMinus

Our expert practitioners can help restore your youthful complexion with a variety of skincare products and treatment options available. At DestinationSkin, your first consultation is free and during this meeting, our experts will knowledgeably advise you on the best treatment plan for your skin, based on your budget and expectations.

Skin Peels

Skin Peels are an intensely rejuvenating and hydrating treatment option available to brighten dull skin. Our peels are derived from natural fruit acids and are used to deeply exfoliate the skin and immediately lift your complexion and skin condition. By personalising each peel depending on your skin’s strength and desired outcome, it works to remove dead skin cells and open your pores, leaving you with a radiant, fresh glow.


Profhilo® uses the most innovative skin technology to reverse the effects of ageing and generate radiance. It is an injectable treatment designed to stimulate the production of essential anti-ageing bodies: Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid. It works to improve skin tone, texture, firmness and elasticity, for skin that bursts with vitality.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL Skin Rejuvenation Works by using an intense pulsed light device on the skin to activate the production of Collagen. Collagen provides important support within the skin’s structure and is essential for maintaining the skin’s elasticity. This treatment works to brighten your skin tone, firm your skin and smoothen any 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 the Dermaroller or eDermastamp, this treatment encourages your body to regenerate skin cells and works to give you a fresher and softer complexion. Using ultra-fine needles, this technique gently punctures the skin cells and triggers your healing response. When your healing response is triggered, this stimulates the reproduction of new skin cells. Collagen and Elastin are also generated during this production so when they have repaired fully, it leaves your skin feeling refreshed, with a visibly brighter tone and younger appearance.


Q: I drink lots of water, why is my skin still dehydrated?
A: Drinking plenty of water is good for the body and helps maintain your general health. Yet, if you suffer from dull, dehydrated skin, you need to hydrate you skin, not your body. You may have dehydrated skin because you are not using skin products that target and replenish your skin’s natural moisture levels. We recommend using products that have a high water content and high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid as this keeps the skin young, deeply hydrated and plump. In all of our skincare ranges we always use Hyaluronic Acid, so if you want any more advice speak to one of our experts here!

Q: I already invest in over the counter products, but my skin is still dry – why is this?
A: This may be because the products do not have a high enough level of essential hydrating ingredients, like Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Collagen and Elastin. Another reason may be that the products you have are not penetrating deep enough into the skin’s layers, making them ineffective. If you want further advice, you should come in and talk to one of our practitioners who can recommend the best products for you.

Q: If I want to have a Chemical Skin Peel, but not a really strong one, to hydrate my skin, can I still do that?
A: Absolutely! All of our peels are tailored to your skin and we never use Advanced Peels for your first time. Usually we recommend having an Introductory Peel first before having any other deeper peels, out of procedure. The Introductory Peels are still very effective in hydrating the skin and work to remove any dead skin cells and lift your appearance immediately.

Q: Would one injectable treatment be enough?
A: It would depend on your skin and your concern. For Profhilo®, two injections are required as part of your treatment course. Yet sometimes, a combined treatment using Chemical Peels, IPL or Microneedling, may be necessary to completely meet your desired outcome and eliminate the skin condition you were worried about.

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.
Ask us a question

Ask us a question

*Mandatory fields
Last edited: 29/06/2020