Skin dullness and pigmentation is one of the most common skin care problems that we have to deal with. Over time,it can take a rough texture and uneven tone.

Several factors contribute to causing your skin to develop a dull appearance. If you have noticed your skin is losing its beautiful glow, read on to find out the different causes of skin dullness so that you can avoid them.

Root Causes of Dull Skin

Cause #1 – Your Blood Is Not Circulating Properly

Blood is responsible for delivering the oxygen and nutrients your skin needs to remain healthy. So, when you have a poor blood circulation, your skin takes on a dull appearance. An unhealthy lifestyle, such as a smoking habit, and too much alcohol consumption, also cause poor circulation of blood.

Cause #2 – Your Environment is Polluted

The state of the environment you live in matters, as environmental pollution can cause wrinkles and uneven skin tones. A polluted environment with pollutants, chemicals, smoke, and dust in the air can promote collagen damage and stimulate hyperpigmentation. Environmental elements such as harsh winds and low humidity can also cause your skin to take on a dull appearance.

Cause #3 – You Don’t Have a Skin Care Regimen which addresses the 3 key needs of your skin

The absence of an effective skin care routine can lead to skin damage and dullness. When you are not exfoliating,  nourishing and protecting your skin consistently, dead skin cells accumulate on your skin surface, and your pores become clogged. This does not allow your skin care products to penetrate and work effectively, leaving you with a dull and uneven skin tone.

Cause #4 – You are Eating Poorly

The saying – “you are what you eat,” applies to every aspect of your life, including your skin. When you eat an unhealthy diet that lacks essential nutrients, your skin suffers for it. Processed foods and diets that are high in sugar and fats can cause your skin to become dull. Not drinking enough water daily can also cause your skin to develop scales, wrinkles and even sagging skin.

Cause #5 – You are exposed to cigarette smoking

As you smoke or are exposed to smoke, chemicals are introduced into your body, including nicotine and other harmful substance that affect the circulation of blood to your skin. This causes your skin to lose its healthy glow and take on a dull appearance.

Closing Thought

Aside from ageing, skin dullness and pigmentation is accelerated by several root causes. These causes when avoided will help keep your skin healthy and retain its youthful glow.

Alcheme has an arsenal of active ingredients to help boost radiance. Check out our free online consultation to help determine which factors are causing you to develop a dull skin, as well as provide you with a personalized skin care solution that is a perfect match for your skin needs.

We also offer personalised tips to ensure you understand your skin and make the most of your skin routine. Reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We are here to help.


Updated May 15 2019