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How to Make Dull, Lifeless Skin A Distant Memory

How to Make Dull, Lifeless Skin A Distant Memory

“We all want youthful, glowing and healthy skin, but sometimes it feels impossible when we’re feeling a little dull and lifeless ourselves”

How to Make Dull, Lifeless Skin A Distant Memory

Ask any beauty influencer worth their weight in highlighters what their secret is to healthy, radiant skin, and they’ll tell you it’s a mixture of eight hours sleep, achieving a state of Zen, and that elusive inner beauty. For us mere mortals, life itself is a balancing act between work, personal responsibilities, and down-time. Not to mention those late-night Netflix binges.

So, when we’re looking at our reflection and finding our skin is looking a little dull – and dare we say, grey – panic can set in. We all want youthful, glowing and healthy skin, but sometimes it feels impossible when we’re feeling a little flat and lifeless ourselves.

What causes dull, lifeless skin?

We hate to sound like a broken record, but it really does come down to your lifestyle choices. If you’re not getting enough sleep or it’s poor quality, you might wake up feeling and looking drained – that could quite literally mean the colour of your complexion is drained from your face.

Another culprit is not drinking enough water. Your skin is your largest organ, and dehydration decreases the volume of blood flow to your skin. That’s why you may look pale and dull. Long story short: by drinking eight glasses of water a day (and staying on top of it), your skin is less likely to suffer from premature wrinkles, fine lines or sagging skin. 

By that same premise, the products in tobacco smoke have also been linked to a dull complexion. Most notably, nicotine impairs blood flow to your skin, which results in a yellow and washed-out tinge. You’ll be doing your skin - and your health - a favour by kicking the habit.

The holy grail makeup products for treating dull skin 

Of course, there’s other external factors that contribute to dry, lifeless skin, including the weather (winter is notorious for making our skin look dull) and the environment around us (pollution does wreak havoc on our skin.) Fortunately, there are many makeup products for dull skin that can eliminate a sallow, tired-looking complexion, pronto.

When you need a quick fix to a temporary problem, makeup can truly be your skin-boosting saviour. Here’s 3 ways you can get your glow on.


Before applying your makeup, ensure your skin is well-primed for it. Our Illuminating Primer delivers a healthy, youthful glow to your skin. Formulated with White Sapphire luminous crystallised minerals, this primer will correct what your moisturiser can’t. By filling in imperfections and blurring fine lines and wrinkles, it’s the perfect anti-ageing product as well. 

Finish off with a Makeup Primer Spray to secure your makeup in place.


Got bags under your eyes? Banish the puff and the dark circles with a Colour Correcting Concealer Pen. With four base colours to choose from to suit your skin tone – peach, green, yellow and lavender – and a twist pen for targeted application it's easy to erase visible signs of fatigue and reduces dullness. 


If your skin is looking a little dull, it’s tempting to paint on the matte foundation. However, this may only exacerbate your grey complexion. To fake a glow, look for a foundation that has a radiant finish, such as Healthy Radiance Foundation. It contains light-reflecting pigments, which bounce off the light to give you an even-toned complexion. Available in six shades, this medium coverage foundation is also buildable. 


Dead cells on the surface hide your natural pink tone, which can make your complexion look dull. Be sure to exfoliate and then regain your rosy tone of youth by using SOS by Innoxa CorrecTone. With Illumiscin® as its active ingredient, it will work to correct age spots and dark patches and reveal an even-toned complexion. Apply this product before your foundation to counteract dull skin.

Combat and conquer dull, lifeless skin with Innoxa

At Innoxa, we want to help you achieve a healthy, glowing appearance with our range of dermatologically tested, hypo-allergenic makeup products that target and treat dull skin. If you feel like you’ve lost your glow, we’ll help you get it back.

Prepare for beaming, healthy-looking skin in no time with our primers, foundations and face creams for dull and tired-looking skin.

As with all new makeup products, we recommend seeing a dermatologist who can formulate a skin treatment plan that can work alongside your regimen.


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