A common concern I’m often asked about is dull skin. Dull skin is often discussed from an exfoliation perspective, and it’s true that exfoliating can lead to a build-up of old skin cells, causing skin to appear less radiant than it can be. However, it is far more common for dull skin to be caused by dehydrated and/or dry skin.
Dehydrated skin lacks water in the top layer of the skin, so it appears dull and laden with fine lines. It lacks the bounce of healthy skin and looks this way even with regular use of moisturiser. Contrary to popular belief, those with oily or combination skin can still have dehydrated skin.
Dehydrated skin can be addressed with ample hydration:
✓ Drink lots of water and avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol
✓ Eat an antioxidant-rich diet of fruit and vegetables to protect against environmental skin damage
✓ Use topical products that contain natural hyaluronic acid, such as the EPION Skin Lift 5.1, which increases the skin’s capacity to retain water
✓ Consider skinboosters, one of the most sophisticated ways to restore hyaluronic acid. Skinbooster micro-injections are used where it is needed most and a single session can last up to nine months.
Dry skin, on the other hand, results from insufficient sebum. Dryness often presents as rough or flaky skin, and can be addressed with the right moisturiser that should be applied daily.
If you have younger skin, look for ingredients like provitamin B5 or panthenol that help to strengthen the skin moisture barrier (I have designed the EPION Skin Hydrate 6.1 for this purpose).
More mature skin should look for deep hydrating elements (e.g. sodium hyaluronate, squalene, or shea butter, which are all used in EPION Skin Nourish 6.2). Use these heavier creams especially in places that have few sebaceous glands like the neck and décolletage.
Attain dewy, luminous skin through a combination of intensely hydrating natural hyaluronic acid microinjections and advanced broadband light to rejuvenate the skin from inside out.