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6 Reasons Your Skin Is Dull & Tired + How To Get Your Glow back

Do you feel that sometimes your skin looks dull and tired? While having glowing skin all the time can seem impossible, reassessing your diet, lifestyle, and daily skincare habits can help figure out the reason behind your dull and worn-out skin. We cannot reduce your stress, but luckily we have a few tips up our sleeves that can help perk your skin right up! 

Now that we have your attention, let's see what could be the reason for your dull skin:

Dry and dehydrated skin 

Try drinking at least 3-4 liters of water every day, and you'll instantly see the difference in your skin. Similar to your body, your skin demands hydration. Dry skin hinders cellular reproduction - which is what keeps our skin barrier plump and hydrated. This can cause premature ageing, saggy skin, and even dry, scaly skin.

Dead skin build-up 

Did you know that your skin sheds millions of cells every day? It might not be visible, but your skin carries loads of grime, clogging your pores preventing your skin from reflecting light. So unless you actively remove the dingy layer of dirt and sebum, it won't fall off naturally. 

Environmental damage 

Pollution, humidity levels and sun exposure makes your skin vulnerable and can harm the skin barrier. The UV rays of the sun can also cause significant damage to the epidermis and exacerbate the appearance of dullness and photoaging.  


An incessant stream of stress can be the reason for the loss of your glow and radiance. You can see clear signs of stress on your skin in the form of acne, dullness, and breakouts. 

Poor blood circulation

Skin needs proper blood flow to heal itself. Stress is a prominent contributor to slow blood flow. When the stress kicks in, the cortisol levels go up, blood flows to your vital organs, restricting blood flow to the skin, making it look sallow and lifeless. 

Not enough sleep

Your skin might not reveal it, but unhealthy sleep patterns can wreak havoc on your skin. Nighttime is when the skin repairs itself and recuperates - and if it doesn't get this time, it shows up in the form of dullness and breakouts. 

Want a glow up? We got you!

We've chalked up a simple routine to tackle dull skin, follow it consistently for a couple of weeks to see what works for you! 

Want bright skin? Deep cleanse 

Don't hit the bed before washing your face! Your skin encounters millions of germs all day long, and all that makeup residue isn't helping either. Wipe off your makeup with a hydrating micellar water like Mama Cica Deep Pore Cleansing Micellar Water. Next, cleanse your face with the gentle Mon Cherry Brightening Foam Cleanser to remove all traces of dirt, remaining long-wear makeup and impurities deep-seated in your pores. 

Tone and moisturize 

Toning helps prep your skin for moisture retention while balancing its pH levels. The Mama Cica Rejuvenating Face Mist is infused with natural ingredients like Korean ginseng, niacinamide and tea tree oil that minimizes the appearance of pores and adds a luminous glow - so give your skin a generous spritz or two. Wait for a few minutes and follow with a glow-boosting moisturizer like the Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer. It controls excess oil, improves skin texture and keeps your skin soft and supple all day long.

Exfoliate twice a week

Exfoliation adds an extra step to remove dead skin cells that might be killing your glow game. Go the extra mile with a gentle exfoliating overnight mask like Mon Cherry Overnight Peeling Mask. It contains the goodness of licorice and vitamin E, which help keep the skin soft and glowing. Its supercharged formula wipes out all dead skin cells, unclogs pores and lightens pigmented skin. 

Give your skin an extra dose of hydration 

Douse your skin with some extra hydration with serums and sheet masks. Serums with nourishing ingredients give your skin a revitalizing boost. The Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum is packed with the natural goodness of avocado, rice water, bakuchiol and niacinamide that tackle dark spots, blemishes and balances moisture levels. End your skincare session with a skin-plumping and glow-boosting sheet mask. Try Mon Cherry Sheet Mask for Bright and Clear Skin and let the refreshing grapefruit, pearl and cherry blossom extracts soak into your skin. 

Healthy is the way to go

Your unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking, eating canned food not only affects your health but also diminishes your skin's health and saps its glow. Make sure to eat healthy food and drink lots of water! 

Follow these simple tips consistently and you'll soon be able to see a difference in your skin!

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