Dehydrated, Dry and Dull skin

Dehydrated, Dry and Dull skin

‘Dull skin’ or ‘lacklustre skin’ usually refers to tired-looking, dry skin which has lost its natural glow,.

The natural ageing process and other factors such as sun exposure and certain lifestyle choices, smoking and poor diet can contribute to tired-looking, dull skin.

What does dull skin look like?

Dull and dehydrated skin can appear loss in volume and elasticity, contributing to a grey toned complexion. Dark circles, thread veins and age spots may appear more prominent caused by pigmentation and wrinkles due to sun damage.


How can I brighten dull skin?

Dull skin can be reduced and prevented by encouraging a daily skincare regime using professional quality products and introducing professional skin treatments. The best products for dull skin are ingredients which target brightening and improving radiance such as:

  • Retinol
  • Glycolic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • AHAs
  • Hyaluronic acid

Why does my skin look so grey?

The typical causes of dull or grey skin are superficial (tiredness, dry skin, pigmentation) and can be treated topically using professional treatments and products.

Treatments for Dull Skin

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What vitamin C can do for the skin

The primary function of the skin is to act as a barrier against free radicals. The skin is composed of two layers: the epidermal outer layer which provides the barrier function, and the inner dermal layer ensures strength and elasticity while providing nutrients to the epidermis. The skin contains high concentrations of vitamin C, which are known to stimulate collagen synthesis and assist in antioxidant protection against UV-induced sun damage.

Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C stimulates collagen and elasticity in the skin.
A great little skincare ingredient that assists to ‘plump up’ your skin. Vitamin C stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and elastin

Vitamin C reduces hyperpigmentation.
An ingredient that speeds up the skin’s natural exfoliation rate which means areas of hyperpigmentation get ‘lightened’ more quickly

Vitamin C reduces the damage done by UV exposure.
While vitamin C is not a sunscreen, its antioxidant properties protect against UV induced damage caused by free radicals

Vitamin C brightens skin tone.
Vitamin C skincare will brighten up and even out any skin tone because of the same abilities that help it to fight hyperpigmentation and age spots. It speeds up your natural exfoliation rate and it pairs that with an ability to manage skin pigmentation

Assists in wound healing.
The body uses vitamin C to replace damaged skin tissue which helps wounds heal properly

The most effective method to replenish vitamin C in the skin is to apply it directly to the skin, vitamin C is water-soluble and the the majority amount ingested gets excreted quickly.

Topical antioxidants produce much higher concentrations in the skin than nutritional supplements. By applying vitamin C to the skin daily, can achieve optimal levels of skin health. It is also known that once a topical antioxidant is absorbed into the skin, it cannot be washed or rubbed off. Even if you stop application of vitamin C topically, a significant amount will remain in the skin for up to three days.

Rejuvenating the skin by constantly replenishing vitamin C can help maintain healthy, younger-looking skin.

Ekseption Gluco Peel

The effect is very similar to that of typical AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids or fruit acids like glycolic or lactic acid), but as a type of polyhydroxy acid, gluconolactone is more beneficial due to further hydrating properties. Since it is a larger molecule, gluconolactone penetrates the skin slowly without burning it like the other chemical peels, it is perfect for even dry and hypersensitive skins.

  • Designed to restore the natural skin pH gradient.
  • Activate exfoliating enzymes to renew the skin gradually.
  • Increase the overall skin radiance.
  • Restore a high skin moisture.
  • Improves the skin radiance.
  • Acne (comedones, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, post-acne)
  • Hyperkeratosis (rough and thickened horny layer of skin)
  • Seborrhea (excessive oil secretion caused by a violation of the sebaceous glands)
  • Hypersensitive allergy-prone skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Photo-ageing (skin ageing caused by excessive UV-radiation)

Lacto Peel

Lactic acid is naturally found in the skin as part of a metabolic process and helps maintain the pH of the acid mantle between 5.5 and 6.0. It exerts a natural moisturising effect on the skin by attracting water molecules to the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum), improving and modulating the barrier function. It is known as a skin-lightening agent, as it induces balanced melanin distribution.

  • Designed to restore the natural skin pH gradient.
  • Activate exfoliating enzymes to renew the skin gradually.
  • Increase the overall skin radiance.
  • Restore a high skin moisture.
  • Improves the skin radiance.

Retin-Oil Peel

Retin-oil peel belongs to skin treatments with a short recovery period. Retinol regulates the processes of cell communication. The main advantages of this treatment are minimal skin damage, a brief recovery period and a low probability of complications. The retinol works with with salicylic acid for an intense exfoliation and keratolysis. The salicylic acid contributes to better epidermal structure, improves the skin texture and complexion.

  • Intense exfoliation and keratolysis.
  • Increase the overall skin radiance.
  • Loose, sagging skin.
  • Photo-ageing (skin ageing caused by excessive UV-radiation).
  • Deep wrinkles.
  • Seborrhea.
  • Impure skin.
  • Acne.

Water Infusion Peel

A synergy of lactic acid and gluconolactone, two types of acids with very different properties and molecular weights. The lactic acid with a low molecular weight will penetrate deeper into the skin and produce an intense keratolysis. The gluconolactone with a high molecular weight will act on the superficial skin layers. This action at all the levels of the epidermis target specifically the improvement of the skin moisture, fine lines and skin roughness. The water infusion peel is non-irritating and does not produce a burning sensation, it is perfect even for dry and hypersensitive skins.

  • Intense skin moisture.
  • Designed to restore the natural skin pH gradient.
  • Activate exfoliating enzymes to renew the skin gradually.
  • Increase the overall skin radiance.
  • Improves the skin radiance.
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Photo-ageing (skin ageing caused by excessive UV-radiation)

Nappage, Needle-free and Fractional Mesotherapy

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Each method of Mesotherapy will be most effective in treating specific skin concerns at a deeper level, particularly for dull skin this is the ultimate treatment combined with the above skin resurfacing programmes to maximise results.

A bespoke solution containing pure active ingredients will be delivered through Mesotherapy targeting specific skin cells to regenerate new collagen, elastin fibres and cell turnover. It´s complemented to increase the skin tightening, providing moisture and skin volume. Thanks to this exclusive product, dull skin can be effectively prevented and  natural rejuvenation achieved.

Xpert is a needle-free mesotherapy device that transports active fusion mesotherapy solutions directly into the skin cells.  A new approach of no-needle mesotherapy based on breakthrough systems and products. Fusion Meso XPERT offers all the advantages in non-invasive and painless skin rejuvenation: safety, efficiency, easy to operate, cost-effectiveness, immediate and long-lasting results.

Fractional Mesotherapy combined with micro-needling (collagen induction therapy) is most effective for areas on the skin that require an extra boost. The treatment delivers controlled wounding to the skin that will stimulate new cell regeneration and collagen, building a stronger structure in the deeper layers of the skin to bridge the breakdown.


  • Prevents skin ageing.
  • Neutralises free radicals.
  • Reduces oxydation process.
  • Reduces wrinkles & fine lines.
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis.
  • Firms the skin.
  • Restores the skin structure.
  • Moisturises.
  • Improves skin softness

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