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How to Brighten Dull Skin

Flawless skin looks fresh and luminous, but sometimes it is hard to know how to brighten dull skin. Many of us struggle with skin that looks flat and drab. Its texture may even be coarse and dry. Dr Nyla’s Medispa offers a range of peels and facials to banish dull skin and restore your natural radiance.

What causes dull skin?


As usual, aging can make it challenging to achieve beautiful skin! As we age, the turnover rate of our cells or the skin cycle becomes slower. In young skin, fresh, new skin cells are constantly being pushed to the skin’s surface, and the older cells are sloughed away. Youthful skin’s top layer or epidermis is soft, and the newly minted cells have smooth surfaces that reflect light and give the complexion a luminous glow. Not so for the older skin where dead cells hand around longer on the epidermis due to the sluggish rate of cell renewal. Older skin cells are coarse and dry and lacking in that flattering radiance. 


Although aging is an issue, dull skin can occur at any age and it can affect the body as well as the face. In younger skin, lack of hydration may cause drying of the epidermis. Use of poor-quality moisturising products or sun exposure may contribute to the effect. Thorough cleansing is also essential for beautiful skin. City life can dull the skin as pollution products, particles from engines, and dust will mix with perspiration to form a drab coating on the epidermis.  


Facials and Peels to Brighten Dull Skin at Dr Nyla Medispa


The best way to tackle dullness is by clearing away all those dead cells and then boosting the levels of hydration in the skin. Dr Nyla offers three fabulous treatments that will do the job perfectly, leaving you with radiant, youthful skin.


The Envy Facial for Dull Skin


The Envy is one of Dr Nyla’s personal favourites and is part of her own skincare regime. This 3-in-1 treatment is deeply cleansing, smoothing and includes a super-hydrating boost to give you an enviable glow!


The first part of this treatment is a thorough cleanse to remove everything from the surface of your skin, including old makeup and dust from the environment. Next, your therapist will pass a loop-shaped device over your skin. This device acts like a small vacuum cleaner, sucking up all the dead skin cells and excess sebum from your pores. At the same time, the device pumps powerfully hydrating serum into the epidermal layer of the skin.


The Envy facial can be used on both the face and body and is very effective for sun damage, fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, and cellulite. The serum used will be selected by your therapist to address the particular issues of your skin. Dull skin will benefit significantly from the ultra-hydrating serum, but your therapist may also choose to use one of the other serums for maximum results. The others are :


  • Vitamin C (to infuse the skin with antioxidants).
  • Pore clarifying serum (for congested skin).
  • Skin-brightening serum (specially designed for the ENVY facial and used to reduce pigment).


The Envy Facial is gentle but highly effective, and your skin may be sensitive and pink for a few hours after the treatment. During the first 24 hours, you should avoid any skin products with active ingredients apart from sun protection. You can wear your usual makeup straightaway. 


Carbon Laser Peel Facial to Brighten Dull Skin at Dr Nyla’s Medispa


Dr Nyla has a reputation for introducing new therapies and innovative treatments into her Medispas, and the Carbon Laser Peel facial is one of the latest therapies to be introduced. This gentle but highly effective peel is already a firm favourite with her clients, and no wonder as it offers a combination of deep cleansing with skin resurfacing. This powerful dual-action banishes dull skin and is fantastic for treating oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, and acne.


During this treatment, the therapist paints the skin with carbon in liquid form. This liquid is absorbed into the pores and the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Carbon itself is highly absorbent, and it sucks up the dead skin cells and any other loose matter. A laser is now used to break up and disperse both the carbon and the debris. The warming effect of the laser kills bacteria making this treatment particularly effective for skin troubled by acne and inflammation. 


The effect of the laser can make your skin feel slightly tender for a few hours. If this does affect you, we recommend the application of aloe vera gel which has a cooling effect. Regular clients know that Dr Nyla is passionate about sun protection, and she advises using SPF50 at least for a month after the Carbon Laser Peel Facial.


However, your skin will soon look far brighter and more luminous. Our clients find that the best results are achieved after between two and six treatments and that regular top-ups keep their skin looking beautiful.


Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial for Brighter Skin


The Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial is one of our most popular therapies – with good reason as it has a powerful detoxifying and clarifying effect on dull skin. Like the other facials, the Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial addresses the dead cells that collect on the epidermis making skin tone flat while at the same time delivering a powerful boost to hydration levels. In addition, the hydrating, smoothing, and plumping effects of the oxygen facial give your skin a new radiance and firmness. 


Highly effective serums, including vitamin C+ serum, collagen serum, vitamin A serum, and antioxidant serum, are applied to the skin. Their beneficial action is increased by blowing medical-grade oxygen over the treatment area with a handheld device.


There is no downtime after the Oxygen Facial, and dull skin will immediately look brighter with the added benefits of extra firmness and smoothness.

So, don’t despair if your skin is looking less than glowing. Contact us for a free skin consultation today and kiss dull skin goodbye!