Many of us struggle with dull, blotchy and muddy skin. No amount of makeup can brighten a dull complexion. We’re here to help. Keep reading to discover 5 reasons your skin lacks radiance - and what you can do about it.

1. Dehydration. 

Without enough hydration, your skin becomes dull and tired looking. Dehydration can also accelerate signs of aging skin such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagging. Make sure to include hydrating skin care products in your routine. A key ingredient? Hyaluronic acid, a water-loving molecule that attracts moisture and boosts hydration for a plump, supple, bright complexion. Make sure to drink plenty of water not only for your skin, but also for your overall health.

2. Dead skin cells.

Dead, dull skin cells naturally accumulate with time. Your skin continuously sheds dead cells to reveal new, fresh and youthful ones. Unfortunately, skin cell shedding can also lead to flakiness, dryness, clogged pores and dullness. The solution? Exfoliate more often. Exfoliation eliminates dead cells and other impurities to reveal soft, glowing and smooth skin. Green Enzyme Peel contains grapefruit, cucumber, papaya, pineapple, and aloe vera extracts to unclog pores, leaving the skin instantly brighter. You’ll notice a more even skin tone and a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

3. Sun exposure

Spending too much time in the sun slows the rate of cell turnover, leading to dull, dry skin and an uneven tone. Sun damage can also clog pores and promote acne. Try incorporating a glycolic acid-based exfoliant like Perfect Glycolic Treatment 15% or 25%. Revercel’s Perfect Glycolic Treatments effectively exfoliate and also contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera and algae and mugwort extracts to calm sun-damaged, irritated skin. 

4. The Environment 

Environmental pollutants, dirt, dry weather, harsh winds and extreme climatic conditions can cause dull skin. These environmental factors strip the skin of its natural moisture and damage its protective barrier. Make sure you’re using skin care containing vitamin E - an antioxidant that protects vulnerable skin cells from free radicals and environmental damage. CE Serum is a powerful antioxidant serum formulated with vitamins C and E and ferulic acid to prevent and correct dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.

5. Genetics

As we age, our collagen production slows down. The skin’s elasticity, natural hydration and firmness also decrease with age. The rate of skin cell turnover decreases, too. Look for products with powerful peptides that stimulate collagen production. PM Anti-Aging Moisturizer’s potent anti-aging peptides stimulate collagen production without  irritation. Vitamins C and E provide antioxidant protection against environmental damage, too.

Your go-to brightener for dull skin? Skin Brightening Lotion. It’s packed with brighteners, botanicals and physician-strength active ingredients including licorice extract, vitamin c, and bearberry and green tea extracts.Skin Brightening Lotion is clinically proven to fade brown spots, hyperpigmentation and reduce melanin production (the pigment responsible for stubborn dark spots.) Apply twice daily for a bright, healthy, radiant complexion. Use Skin Brightening Lotion along with our other lifestyle and product recommendations and you’ll be well on your way to a radiant complexion this Fall.

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