My complexion is dull. What should I do?

Whatever your skin type, your complexion can lose its glow for many reasons – lack of sleep, stress, an unhealthy diet, and use of the wrong skin care products. We recommend a complexion rescue that will take you from dull skin to a visibly radiant complexion with the help of Clarins’ best skin care routine to glow!

1. Why do I have dull skin?

Let’s face it, nobody likes dull. Dull skin isn’t as easy to point out. Look in the mirror and you’ll notice that your skin looks less bright or youthful. Your complexion may even look ‘flat’ and gray.


Still not sure, but you suspect you might have dull skin? Let’s define radiant because dull skin is the total opposite of a radiant complexion. The word “radiant” means sending out light or shining and glowing brightly. If your skin seems to be sucking up light like a black (or gray) hole and you can’t remember when last your complexion glowed brightly, you probably have dull skin and could do with turning up your skin’s inner wattage.


It helps to know which factors can cause a dull skin complexion. There are many aspects of modern life that can kill your glow! The air’s full of ground ozone pollutants that are small enough to penetrate our pores and trigger free radicals that can wreak havoc on a healthy skin complexion. There’s so much to do and so little time that we’re often stressed and don’t get enough sleep. We eat food our grandmothers would never recognize and go to bed without taking our makeup off. We leave exfoliation out of our skin care regimen, forget our weekly face mask, and don’t use the best face cream.


Clarins has created a number of complexion rescue skin care products that can help skin appear youthful and radiant again. Beauty Flash Balm helps eliminate signs of fatigue so dull skin appears brightened and tightened in a flash.


So let’s get started and turn on the radiating glow again!

2. Your Clarins complexion rescue plan for radiant-looking skin

Begin your face skin care plan with a cleanser that’s effective enough to lift makeup, dirt and bacteria, but gentle enough to care for even sensitive skin. Follow with a toning lotion that not only gets rid of the last traces of makeup and cleanser – but also gently exfoliates the skin. Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile helps to visibly balance, refresh, and revive the skin’s appearance – for a radiant-looking skin complexion. Camomile and Linden extract helps to gently purify skin.


On those mornings or evenings when you need a quick skin pick-me-up – reach for Beauty Flash Balm. This instant radiance balm helps to wake up tired skin and prep for the best foundation for dry skin and hours of luminous wear. It can also double as a 10-minute energy face mask that makes skin look brighter. All Clarins’ moisturizers contain Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex to help decrease the risk of premature aging due to environmental aggressors.


For a 3-in-1 pink-tinted daily moisturizer that visibly smooths and boosts the appearance of luminosity, look no further than Rose Radiance Cream Super Restorative. This innovative skin care product is a must-have. It is part of the Clarins Super Restorative skin care set. This hydrating face cream for mature skin is formulated to deliver on the three dimensions of radiant skin - the appearance of visibly smooth, luminous, and even-toned skin. This vibrant pink-tinted, best anti-aging face cream warms the complexion to reveal a natural-looking, rosy glow instantly. The creamy, melting texture of this face cream delights the senses with a fruity-floral scent of peach, peony, and rose.


Skin care masks should always be a part of the best skin care regimens. Clarins SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask is a super-quenching 10-minute face mask for dehydrated or dry skin. This hydrating face mask contains super-quenching Organic Leaf of Life extract to soothe the skin, while hyaluronic acid locks moisture into dry skin on the face for hours of continuous hydration. The refreshing cream-gel formula enhances skin with a healthy-looking glow. Regular use of SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask will help to hydrate dry skin and help the best moisturizer for dry skin absorb well.


Now to turn on that extra glow. Joli Blush is a PH-reactant blush that’s enriched with Hazelnut plant oil extracts and Clarins’ Exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex for buildable color, visibly comforted and protected skin. With ultra-pigmented color, Joli Blush is your go-to for a customized pop of color – from subtle to intense, and matte to shimmering. This blush is featherlight and smooth, with each application.

3. A healthier lifestyle to complement your face skin care routine

You’ve invested time and effort in revealing your most radiant skin. Now keep on glowing by making a few lifestyle changes that can super-boost your skin care regimen. Avoid stress where possible and the things that rob you of your eight hours of beauty sleep. Take the time to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals that are rich in collagen and antioxidants – colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, avocados and olive oil. Drink plenty of water – the Mayo Clinic recommends eight glasses a day as a guideline. Never leave the house without applying sunscreen – in winter as well as summer. A good SPF gives your hardworking skin the help it needs to stay safe from UV radiation and signs of premature aging. The reward? Skin that glows with youthful-looking radiance no matter what age you’re at.

With a little bit of help from Clarins you can achieve that beautiful glow!

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