Brighten Up: 8 Instant Glow Boosters For Dull Skin

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Wishing there was something that you could do to instantly make your dull skin look brighter and more radiant?

Vivo Per Lei is here to share eight glow boosters that will have your skin looking luminous in no time!

1. Give Your Skin a Thorough Cleanse

Collagen Foaming Cleanser

First things first – cleansing. If your skin is covered in a layer of grime, then it’s hardly surprising that it looks dull. Even if your skin doesn’t look particularly dirty, skipping the cleanser for a while means that it most likely is. Plus, it will also be cluttered with dead skin cells, excess sebum, sweat, and other glow-detracting impurities. A cleanser is the best way to remove all of this from your skin’s surface.

With that said, some cleansers could end up making your skin look even duller, not to mention red and inflamed. The key to avoiding this is to pick a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. Don’t automatically assume that the most potent formula available is the best one because your skin may not feel the same.

Need some tips on choosing a glow-inducing cleanser? If your skin type is oily, the Vivo Per Lei Collagen Foaming Cleanser would be a great choice. Meanwhile, those of you with dry skin would benefit from a gentler and more moisturizing formula, just like the Vivo Per Lei Hyaluronic Acid Daily Facial Wash.

2. Exfoliate the Look of Dullness Away

Cleansing is great for removing impurities from the surface of the skin. However, sometimes, dull skin is caused by a buildup of dead skin cells. These not only sit on the skin’s surface but also work their way down into the pores. Cleansing will remove the surface layer of dead skin but it won’t be able to pull those cells out of your pores. This is where exfoliation comes in.

Exfoliation will essentially give your skin a deeper cleanse, clearing away impurities from your pores. It will leave your skin looking smoother, brighter, and beautifully polished. The best part? You’ll see these results instantly. As soon as those dead cells are swept away, your skin will immediately start to glow a little more.

That is, of course, assuming that you choose the right exfoliator. Just like when picking a cleanser, make sure that the exfoliator you go with is suitable for your skin type. However, once you’ve found the perfect formula, don’t go overboard. Over-exfoliating will only strip away even more of your skin’s glow while leaving your skin dehydrated. If you have dry skin, aim to exfoliate once or twice a week. Meanwhile, for oily skin, you can exfoliate a little more – 2-3 times a week is a good guideline to go by.

3. Add Hyaluronic Acid to More Stages of Your Skincare Routine

24K Caviar Gold Serum

Dehydration is another one of the biggest causes of dull skin. When your skin cells are lacking moisture, they struggle to glow. Instead, they’ll look sallow and lackluster. They also won’t reflect light in the way that they should, which, again, contributes to dull skin.

To counter this, it’s time to ramp up the hydration that you’re giving to your skin. The best way to do this is with humectants – ingredients that have moisture-binding properties. There are several out there but hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate, is one of the most effective.

However, a single application of the ingredient is unlikely to be enough, especially if your skin is already quite severely dehydrated. Instead, you should be saturating your skin with a few layers of the ingredient.

How? Start with the hyaluronic acid cleanser that we featured earlier. Then, add in a serum containing the ingredient, such as the Vivo Per Lei 24K Gold Caviar Serum. As you can tell from its name, it contains gold – another ingredient that will quickly have your dull skin glowing! Finally, finish off with a hyaluronic acid-infused moisturizer, just like the Vivo Per Lei Anti-Aging Face Cream.

4. Incorporate a Glow-Getting Serum Into Your Skincare Routine

Radiance Gold Facial Serum

We’ve already shared one Vivo Per Lei serum that will immediately give your dull skin a glow with its infusion of hyaluronic acid and gold. However, the great thing about serums is that you don’t need to stop at one. These lightweight products can be layered over the top of each other, meaning that you could apply up to three different serums in a single skincare routine.

So, keep an eye out for other serums that promise to brighten up the complexion, such as the Vivo Per Lei Radiance Gold Facial Serum. In addition to sodium hyaluronate, this serum also contains polyglutamic acid. Research shows that this ingredient can sometimes be even more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. In this serum, it’s joined by beta-glucan and amino acids, both of which also help to hydrate the skin. The salicylic acid in this blend rounds things off perfectly by clearing a path to your pores so that the serum can soak in uninhibited.

5. Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Marine Ultimate All Skin Cream

Dryness and dull skin often go hand in hand. If your skin type is dry, this means that it isn’t producing enough sebum. With sebum being responsible for conditioning your skin, a lack of this oil can quickly leave your skin looking dull, rough, and flaky.

What can you do about this? The best way to compensate for that lack of sebum is to keep your skin moisturized with a rich cream. This will form its own layer over the surface of your skin, similar to the way in which sebum works. The more moisturized your skin is, the more it will glow. It will also take on a more supple and elastic finish, leaving it looking much healthier overall.

One cream that does this beautifully is the Marine Ultimate All Skin Cream from Vivo Per Lei. It’s brimming with fatty acids from shea butter, which will keep your complexion deeply moisturized. It also contains sodium hyaluronate, squalane, and polyglutamic acid to hydrate the skin, along with a number of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts.

6. Use a Hydrating Face Mask

Magnetic Deep Hydration Mask

Face masks are great for providing instant results. The actual results that you’ll see will depend on the mask that you’re using. If your dull skin is down to dehydration, then a hydrating face mask will give your skin the moisture boost that it needs to start glowing again. 

At Vivo Per Lei, we have a few different hydrating masks to choose from. If sheet masks are your thing, you’ll love the Crystal Gold Face Mask. Featuring hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, collagen, and gold, it will leave your skin looking lit from within.

Our Magnetic Deep Hydration Mask is, as you can tell from the name, also geared toward raising the skin’s moisture levels. This one is packed with coral seaweed extract, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil, all of which are incredibly hydrating. 

The Marine Revitalizing Leave On Hydrating Mask is another option. Unlike the other two masks featured above, this one doesn’t need to be removed after 10-15 minutes. Instead, you simply apply it to your skin and watch as its creamy texture transforms into liquid droplets that your skin will quickly drink up. The glow that it provides to dull skin will last for hours!

7. Try a Clay or Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal Facial Mask

Hydrating masks are great for brightening the look of dull skin if dehydration is your problem. However, if your dullness is caused by congestion, then applying heavy moisturizing ingredients onto your skin isn’t going to bring you the results that you’re hoping to see. 

Instead, you need to work on de-congesting your complexion. Cleansing and exfoliating, as discussed earlier, will go a long way in helping you to do this. However, you can take things even further by also adding a clay or charcoal face mask to your skincare routine.

Clay, which you’ll find in the Vivo Per Lei Fresh Eucalyptus Facial Mask, is revered for how it effectively binds itself to sebum. This means that when you rinse your clay mask off, you’ll also be washing away the excess sebum that was clogging up your pores and dulling your complexion. This will immediately leave your skin looking radiant, similar to how exfoliation does.

Charcoal, on the other hand, is known for how it leaves the skin feeling deeply detoxified. You’ll find it in the Vivo Per Lei Activated Charcoal Mask. It also contains several vitamins and antioxidants to help repair the look of damage.

8. Spend Some Time Being Active Outdoors

Once you’ve covered all of the bases when it comes to skincare, it’s time to look at other aspects of your life that could be dulling your skin’s natural glow. One of these is a lack of exercise. A sedentary lifestyle will stifle your skin, leaving circulation sluggish. 

Doing some exercise, on the other hand, will instantly brighten your skin’s glow. As soon as you get moving, you’ll be speeding up blood flow. This not only means that your skin cells enjoy access to more nutrients but it also enables them to eliminate toxins at a faster rate. The result is a clearer and healthier complexion.

Do your exercising outside and you’ll experience even more benefits. Spending some time in nature will stimulate all of your senses in a way that boosts your mental health. 

How will this benefit your skin? By reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. Both lead to increased cortisol in the body, otherwise known as the stress hormone. It affects the skin in a number of ways, one of which is to sap away that gorgeous glow. Lower your stress levels while exercising at the same time and you’ll be tackling both issues together. Just a single outdoor workout will have your skin looking noticeably more luminous. Do this regularly and dull skin could soon become a problem of the past!

Brighten the Look of Dull Skin With Vivo Per Lei

Everyone wants their skin to glow and are often surprised when they discover that the path to this natural radiance is actually far simpler than they had imagined. Simply follow the tips that we’ve shared above and your complexion will immediately start to look better than ever!

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