The dangers of having Dull Skin: Permanent damage if not treated

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Our topmost priority is to advocate for healthy skin. We are not believers in unrealistic beauty standards. We hope to make strides towards promoting the best practices in skincare rather than those meant purely for appearance. Today we will talk about the dangers of dull skin!

Why is dull skin not great?

One of the biggest dangers of having dull skin is the health-related red flags that it may indicate. When left unattended, dull skin can slowly lead to a diminished self-confidence and further issues in individuals.

This is often one of the main reasons why people reach out to dermatologists in the first place to address dull skin.

Why you should not ignore dull skin

When it comes to the dangers of having dull skin, it is against the advice of experts to ignore dull skin because it is often a cry from your body for help. Since it is not an obvious skin condition like acne, the solution to it doesn’t come to people as fast as concocted home remedies that they find for pimples.

What are the different causes for dull skin?

Smoking and drinking

If you are a smoker or a constant alcohol consumer, the chances are that you may have more dull and drab looking skin. This is because this consumption drains your skin of an essential substance that it needs to look healthy, and that is oxygen.

Additionally, when the skin is dehydrated, it tends to show in specific characteristic ways.

  • One main sign is when there are itchy patches on the dull skin.
  • This is combined with dark under-eye circles.
  • And if the skin is additionally flaky in certain regions, peeling to reveal more sensitive skin, then the condition is severe.

These are the primary signs which alert you of dehydration, of which dull skin is an indicator.

Circulation nation?

Dull skin is an affliction we face when there is a lack of adequate blood circulation.  

Everyone today aspires to have glowing and healthy skin, and one of the easiest ways to obtain this is to adopt vitamin C into your life. Although it has always been well known for being a vital component in healthy living, its effects on the skin are now being studied and prove to be astonishing.

Vitamin C has the capability of suppressing an enzyme known as tyrosinase. This enzyme is what usually prompts and triggers the production of melanin in cells called melanocytes. This is especially effective on pigments that are present around hair follicles. Luckily these are prevalent throughout our bodies.

Healthy habits to reduce dull skin


Since the leading cause for dull skin lies in unhealthy habits, the solution is to follow and adopt a set of healthy habits in your daily life.

1. Hydration

Let’s start with hydration. Since oxygen and nutrients are the two main contributors to glowing skin, a lack of moisture and hydration in the body can deprive the body of both. The natural nutrient content of water will always help in improving the dullness of your skin.

 2. A great diet

This should be followed up with a healthy diet plan. Withholding nutrients from our system and indulging in unnecessary junk food does no good for the body and results in dull skin. So go ahead and pack those nutrients and greens into your diet with plenty of fluids for glowing skin. You know you’ve got to!

 3. Sorry, but no alcohol

As much as you may like to live life to the fullest and indulge in alcohol consumption, it will slowly but surely show up on your skin. Along with this, smoking also robs the body of nutrients and produces free radicals that damage the skin structure. 

How can CureSkin help you?

We are an app that can change your whole experience of skincare. CureSkin is an online skincare platform that provides dermatological solutions through a mobile application.

The beauty of the application lies in its simplicity, where the user has to merely answer a set of questions and take a photograph of their skin condition for diagnostic purposes. As a result, the app develops a customised skincare regimen for you that you can then purchase.

Additionally, it schedules call appointments with its certified dermatologists, who track your skin’s progress with regular photo updates and analyse your skin continually to achieve the best possible result. This consists of follow-up appointments every month till the customer is satisfied with their skin.

The silver lining

By simply making small changes to your lifestyle, you can bring about a change in your skin. Get ready to introduce a glow to it with the help of dermatologists and experts who can guide you better.


1. What deficiency causes dull skin?

There are many vitamin deficiencies that can cause dull skin. Few include Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin D and Iron.

2. How can I reduce dull skin at home?

You can use ingredients like yoghurt and honey on your skin after making sure that you are not allergic to either element.

3. How do I know if I have dull skin?

If your skin has lost its glow, looks tired or unhealthy, then you probably have dull skin. But a dermatologist can tell you for sure.

4. Why does my skin look dull after makeup?

If you are using too much makeup, the chemicals can lead to dull skin over time. Make sure to take off your makeup thoroughly and moisturise your skin well!



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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.