How blood flows within the skin plays a significant role in the appearance of your complexion. Dull skin has a number of causes, with poor circulation being the most common. The condition of your complexion originates from the blood flowing in the dermic (inner tissue) layer’s capillary vessels, displayed through the skin. If you have healthy circulation, your complexion and skin tone will look youthful and radiant. If circulation is poor, you may show a pale and dull complexion. If skin is dry or dehydrated, this may cause dullness. Choosing the proper skincare is important. Using creams or lotions that are not for your specific skin type, or using too much of a product, can cause dullness. A yellow-toned dullness can be caused by excessive sugar consumption (attaching to proteins in the skin), aging, and UV rays.
Support the skin’s foundation by helping prevent further damage to the Dermis, the inner layer of skin, by reducing exposure to and protecting it from harmful UV rays. Protection, combined with daily moisturizing, will boost circulation and nourish the skin. Regular facial massage is also essential for circulation, blood flow and may help to lift and tighten the skin. It is important to massage all facial areas including neck, throat and even behind the ears.