Have you woken up with skin that looks a little lackluster? Dull skin is a common affliction, and thankfully there are plenty of steps you can take to regain your glow. Keep reading for our simple and effective dull skin skincare routine!
What Causes Dull Skin?
The first step to avoiding dull skin is knowing what causes it. Here are a few factors that may be contributing to your skin looking less than stellar:
Forgetting to moisturize your skin. When your skin barrier is damaged from harsh skincare products, too much sun and other daily stressors, it results in dry dull skin. Thankfully, maintaining your skin barrier’s health can be as easy as using a high-quality moisturizer twice a day. We recommend using one with a ceramide complex, which strengthens the structure of your skin barrier.
Not drinking enough water. You know by now that hydration is important to your health, and it’s critical for glowy skin too. One trick to get more hydration if you don’t like chugging water? Eat water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Exfoliating too much (or not enough). Moderation is the name of the game when it comes to exfoliating. If you do it too much, you risk damaging your skin’s barrier and making your skin even duller. Yet if you don’t exfoliate frequently enough, product and dead skin buildup can also lead to less than luminous skin. There isn’t a magic number for how often you should exfoliate; it will largely depend on your skin. We recommend starting at two times per week and building up from there if your skin needs it.
Getting older. Until they invent time machines, aging skin is largely something we have to make our peace with. But good skincare, a healthy diet and reducing your sun exposure and stress levels can all help your skin look healthier and more youthful.
Overuse of harsh products. Just like too much exfoliation can dull your skin, so too can overuse of harsh products like retinols, acne medications and acids. We suggest limiting your use of these products to the minimum frequency prescribed on the bottle. You can always use more if you’re not seeing the results you desire.
Poor lifestyle choices. All the things that you already know aren’t great for your health, like smoking, excessive drinking, lack of sleep and high levels of stress can also contribute to dull skin.
Skincare Routine for Dull Skin
If your skin is looking a little blah, try incorporating the following tips into your skincare routine:
Tip #1: Wash your face twice a day.
It can be easy to skip washing your face when you’ve had a long day, or when you’re feeling groggy in the morning. But regular cleansing is critical to preventing thep product buildup that contributes to dull skin.
We’ve formulated a cleanserthat’s not only gentle enough to use twice a day, but is also boosted with tons of B-Vitamins to build up your skin’s resistance to external pollutants, so your skin barrier has a fighting chance!
Tip #2 Rinse your face with lukewarm or cool water.
We’ve all been guilty of scrubbing our face under hot shower water, but this practice can be drying for your skin. (Not to mention it can inflame and worsen conditions such as rosacea.) Always cleanse your face with lukewarm water, or cool water if you can tolerate it! You’ll find that the cooler the water is, the more revitalized you feel and the glowier your skin appears.
Tip #3 Wear your sunscreen.
It’s so tempting to eschew sun safety for a bronze tan, but it’s just not worth it. (And besides, there are tons of face-safe and natural looking faux tanners on the market these days.) UV exposure is one of the top contributors to all kinds of skin woes--from early signs of aging and skin cancer to dull and tired looking skin. So load up on the sunscreen before you leave your house every day. Your face will thank you for it!
Tip #4 Nourish your skin with serums and face masks.
One cool thing about our bodies? They let us know when something isn’t right! Dull skin may just be your body’s way of telling you that your skin needs a little more nourishment. If that’s the case, it’s time for a radiance-promoting vitamin C serum. We’ve formulated ours with an unusually high quality lipid-soluble form of Vitamin-C so that you get the maximum benefit from every drop and can leave dull skin in the past.
This is also an excellent time to indulge in a face mask that infuses your skin with the vitamins it craves. Our Yuki-Onna Facial is designed to take the place of some of those expensive spa treatments and still get excellent results at home. It’s packed full of antioxidant rich pomegranate and acai to help kick dullness to the curb.
The Complete System to Banish Dull Skin
Taking excellent care of your skin should be simple and seamless. That’s why we’ve put all of our glow-boosting products into one joyful-box that delivers to your door regularly. With The Complete System, you provide your skin with the deep hydration and nutrition that it needs, so dull skin is a thing of the past.
Mila (pronounced 'mee-luh') is mother of three, wife, and founder of Wild Ice, an all-natural cold-preserved skincare line dedicated to bringing the best of care to women everywhere.
The Cyro-C serum is by far the best vitamin C serum I have ever used. I love skincare so much and you can tell this product is made with care. The smell is amazing and I get complimented almost daily about how my face looks glowing since I started using. Mila was so kind and knowledgeable. I will definitely be rebuying once I run out!
I have oily/combination skin, so I pump/mix both and then apply, otherwise it’s too oily and doesn’t absorb quickly. This works so well! It makes your skin smell great even hours after application. I only wish this trick for oily skin was on the instructions of bottle. I didn’t realize until I saw it on one of their insta stories. Great product otherwise!
I love the 4-step facial products. The routine is easy and simple and the results are amazing. This is one of the best product lines I have used on my face, and I can really see a difference in my skin. I first purchased two of the products at Market Days in Tallahassee. When I finished the products, I went back to what I was using previously. It was not long until I decided that Wild Ice is the perfect product line for me and my dry skin. I am hooked.
I recently found these products and amazing creator at our local farmers market and all I can say is WOW! I was instantly sold from the moment I applied the cold-kept cream to my skin. I'll absolutely be going back for more from her skincare line and watching allll of her informative videos on their social media page
This is absolute gold in a bottle that smells like fresh oranges. My skin is sensitive and I do have rosacea and it drinks Cryo-C up! My complexion has greatly improved and am so happy I made the splurge. This, along with the toner, are new repeat buys for my skin routine. I look forward to my skin routine AM & PM just because it feels and smells amazing!
This has improved my skin and is very refreshing. I have sensitive skin and rosacea and this has not caused any breakouts. I use this with Cryo-C and absolutely love it! Will definitely be a repeat buy to my skin routine.
I recently purchased the complete skin care package and I absolutely love it! I’m having a hard time deciding which product is my favorite. The cleanser makes my skin so soft and helps with my overall skin appearance, The serum brightens my skin, one of the best I’ve tried and the moisturizer! It has improved every single issue I’ve been concerned with. Love love love the entire collection! Thank you so much!
I just started with this to see how my skin took it before I invested in any more products. I have used it consistently for several weeks and WOW. My skin literally feels more healthy and looks it, too! And my husband is always telling me I smell good right after I put it on. :)
I found this product at the Rosemary Beach farmers market. It is amazing! Have been using it for 2 weeks and my skin feels wonderful. I have rosacea and use others products for it, but this adds to the regimen and soathes your face. Love that it is cold (if you put it in fridge) which is so calming in the summer!