4 Reasons Why Skin Looks Dull & How To Get A Radiant Complexion

It’s such a compliment to hear, “you’re glowing”. Skin that has that indescribable glow is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Does it come from pure happiness, a harmonious chi, inner beauty, or eight hours of deep, restorative sleep?

For those of us suffering from dull skin and who are short on any of the above, the good news is that there are facial rejuvenation treatments that can help capture that elusive “glow”. If you’re feeling a bit lacklustre, the skin experts at Appearance Clinic Australia can tailor a treatment plan to suit your individual skin care needs.

What Causes Dull Skin?

1. Dead skin cells

Every day, our skin sheds literally millions of skin cells. If you’re a bit relaxed with exfoliating, those skin cells build up and over time give your skin a greyish tint. Not only do dead skin cells make your skin look dull, they clog pores, creating a haven for bacteria which can lead to breakouts.

2. Pollution

Minuscule particles in the air from pollution get caught on the skin and wreak havoc with the skin’s natural defensive barrier. When pollutants or free radicals are absorbed by the skin, they can damage collagen and affect pigment production, leading to uneven texture and tone, making the skin appear dull.

3. Dehydration

Drinking more water seems to be the recommended solution to just about any ailment! However, when it comes to our skin’s natural glow, hydration is so important. Without moisture, the skin starts to thin and looks dull. Lines and wrinkles appear more obvious with dehydrated skin.

4. Sun Damage

Sun exposure is like kryptonite to youthful skin. Sun damage causes pigmentation concerns such as sun spots and freckles, and it also weakens collagen, leading to lax, dull skin.

Tips & Treatments To Get Your Complexion Glowing

Exfoliate, Microdermabrasion, Peels

Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. Use gentle products on sensitive skin. Microdermabrasion will give your at-home exfoliating a boost. Customised, professional medical-grade peels are ideal for removing dead skin cells, improving pigmentation and revealing brighter skin.

Wash, Moisturise & Protect

Wash your face every night to remove pollutants, dirt and makeup. Choose a gentle cleanser and apply a moisturiser (suited to your individual skin needs) before bed. In the morning, load up on antioxidants such as Vitamin C serum to help prevent damage from free radicals. To hydrate the skin, hyaluronic acid serum can be used, topped off with a protecting moisturiser. Most importantly, wear a good quality sunscreen every day.

Bio-identical growth factors skin rejuvenation treatment

PepFactor is the first and only bio-identical growth factors skin rejuvenation treatment, 900 times more effective than PRP! PepFactor stimulates the synthesis of natural fibroblast in the skin, dramatically increasing collagen and elastin, leading to tighter, brighter, smoother skin. No downtime, no side-effects and fast results.

Micro Needling

Technologically advanced Secret RF micro needling restores youthful radiance and fullness to your skin. It combines radio frequency and micro needles to deliver the energy very precisely into the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and cell renewal.

BB Glow skin needling treatment focuses on the regeneration and smoothing of skin texture, promoting radiance and a healthy look. Treatments can achieve a long-lasting foundation-like appearance to conceal pigmentation, redness and dark circles under eyes.

Cutera Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis facial rejuvenation is an advanced treatment to promote vibrant, Skin Therapy is an innovative and technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and rejuvenated skin. By triggering the body’s natural regenerative processes, it promotes younger-looking skin by treating signs of premature ageing, sun damage, redness, large pores, uneven texture, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. The Laser Genesis procedure has been scientifically proven to stimulate the production of new collagen.

Book Your Free Consultation

At Appearance Clinic Australia, we offer personalised facial rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatments. To discuss treatment options suited to your individual skin condition, book your complimentary consultation. Simply click on the button below to book your free consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our friendly and experienced team on (03) 9331 2566.


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