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. In 2015, on average, women spent over £2,000 a year on beauty products. We invest in creams and potions to try and slow down our natural DNA clock. As we age, we sometimes feel that our skin appears dull or tired – that it has lost its brightness and looks grey in appearance. It’s that moment when you feel sympathy for the person you’ve just caught a glimpse of in the mirror before you realise that the reflection is yours.
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What is dull skin?
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?
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?
People with dull skin can appear grey with some clients describing it as looking translucent and tired. The skin loses its volume.
Tips for dealing with dull Skin
- 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.
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 in the skin, the same as putting water on your skin wont 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 skins 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?
A: This may be sure to the products not having high enough concentrations of the key ingredients but it could also be that the products are not penetrating deep enough in the skin. Come in and talk to one of our professionals so they can advise you.
Q: Do I have to have a chemical 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 products
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.
- Deepened wrinkles
- Eczema or psoriasis
- Uneven skin tone
- Dry patches.
Treatments - How can we help with Dull Skin?
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 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.
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.
RADIESSE® is an injectable dermal filler that restores volume and adds structure to the skin. It’s a safe gel formula containing calcium microspheres which stimulate the production of your skin’s natural collagen.
What our clients say
Have been a customer for almost 12 years and couldn’t rate Destination Skin Windsor highly enough. The staff are so friendly and professional and offer great advice to achieve the best possible results. I couldn’t trust any other company with my skin. I truly feel that the staff are not just trying to sell their service but truly want to help their customers achieve great results. Have recommended many family members and they all feel they same as me.