‘Your skin is glistening’ is hands down the best beauty compliment a girl can get. Makes you glow even more actually. But how often have you actually had someone say it to you? Think about it. Dust, dirt, pollution, bad eating habits (guilty) and other million things could be the reason behind the lack of lustre on your skin.

Getting naturally dewy and radiant skin is hard work but you can only counter a skin woe like that when you know the actual reason behind it.

Let us help you figure that out.

Here are five reasons why your skin looks dull and what you can do to get the glow back.  

5 reasons for dull skin and how to get the glow back

You are not exfoliating

It is as simple as it sounds. Dead skin cells accumulate on your skin and make it appear dull and lifeless. To unlock glowing, bright complexion that is eclipsed by the dirt and dead skin, you need to exfoliate your skin once a week.

Use a mild scrub and massage your face gently to get rid of the dead skin cells and uncover smooth, glowing skin.  

5 reasons for dull skin and how to get the glow back

You are not getting enough sleep

Remember when your mom said if you don’t get enough sleep, it’s going to show on your face real soon and you didn’t pay heed to it? Turns out, she was right, like always.

Being sleep deprived is one of the main causes of dull skin as your skin repairs and regenerates cells when you doze off. A good night’s rest is a must to get a healthy glow, so sleep your way to radiant skin.

5 reasons for dull skin and how to get the glow back

You are spending too much time in the sun

Sun exposure can harm your skin big time and result in dull and dreary skin. UV rays strip your skin of moisture and make it appear dull and lifeless. Opt for a broad spectrum SPF and reapply every couple of hours to save your skin from radical damage. Also, try to limit your time in the sun.

5 reasons for dull skin and how to get the glow back

You (and your skin) are dehydrated

If you’re someone who drinks enough water and hasn’t considered dehydration as one of the reasons for dull skin, then it’s probably time to rethink.

Dehydrated skin is a long-term problem that can also lead to early signs of ageing besides dull and pale skin. See a dermatologist and drink minimum eight glasses of water on a daily basis to get the glow back.

5 reasons for dull skin and how to get the glow back

Hormones are to be blamed

A change in your hormonal balance due to factors such as puberty, pregnancy, ongoing medications, menopause and other conditions could affect your skin, making it visibly dull.

Pamper your skin with moisturising products such as face masks, moisturisers and eat healthy to fight dryness and dullness and get a visibly healthy glow.