The Only Skincare Routine You Need To Brighten Up Dull, Lacklustre Skin

Written by Pratishtha RanaNov 30, 2023
The only skincare routine you need to brighten up dull, lacklustre skin

There’s nothing attractive about dull skin. Period. But dull skin doesn’t happen overnight. Factors like pollution, chemicals, UV rays and natural ageing cause 10 times faster damage to the skin, taking away its sheen over time and making it appear lifeless and sapped of all its youthful radiance. *Welp*

But, wait, it’s not the end of the tunnel. We want you to turn the table in your favour. Here we lay out the best skincare routine that you must follow to brighten up dull skin and also give out some cool product recommendations for you to stock up on to get the glow of your dreams. Keep scrolling…


Step 1: Foam cleanser

Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

Eliminating dullness begins with cleansing your skin. The best time to wash your face is once in the morning and once at night. Since dullness can settle in the form of dirt, grease and makeup buildup, using an effective cleanser like the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam works perfectly to get rid of it all. While its surfactants wipe off the impurities, the rich micro-crystals, glycerin, and vitamin B3 in its formula fortify the skin barrier, moisturise deeply, and leave skin looking plump and illuminated from within.


Step 2: Hydrating toner

Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

It’s time to tone up! A toner removes every last trace of dirt and sebum still sitting on your face and tightens the pores for a smoother skin surface. It also balances the pH (the natural acidic level) of the skin and gives it a boost of hydration. Our absolute favourite product for this is the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner, for reasons aplenty! Full scores to the fact that it is alcohol-free and keeps dryness at bay. But besides that, it also boasts of soothing ingredients like glycerin, lavender and witch hazel extract, which are popular for their skin-friendly benefits of reducing inflammation, shrinking pores, soaking excess sebum, and cooling down the skin.


Step 3: Brightening serum

Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

A serum is an important part of skincare routines, especially when the goal is to achieve bright, radiant skin. Our trusted formula is Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Serum, with potent actives that reach deep into the skin’s layer and repair problems that may be causing dull skin. While vita-resorcinol keeps skin darkening pigments at bay, the micro-crystals lend a polished, hi-res crystal radiance to the face. It also has vitamin B3 and witch hazel to soothe the skin and strengthen the lipid barrier for a plumper, hydrated effect.


Step 4: Day crème

Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

Once you’re done with the three steps listed above, it’s time to lock in the moisture and glow with a lightweight day cream like Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Day Crème. Whipped into a luscious, creamy formula with micro-crystals, it gets absorbed into the skin readily and leaves it feeling silky smooth and looking lit from within. We also love that it is infused with sunscreen to protect the face from sun damage that could otherwise cause dull skin.


Step 5: A good night’s crème

Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

A dedicated skincare routine to get rid of dullness and achieve long-lasting bright skin must include a night cream. It recharges and replenishes the skin while you’re sleeping and brings the lost lustre back to the face. We highly recommend Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Night Crème, which is a blend of rich, hydration-boosting ingredients like allantoin, micro-crystals, glycerin and vitamin B3 that intensely nourish the skin and make it appear soft and lifted. So, when you wake up the next day, you see a brighter face in the mirror with no signs of


Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

Step 6: Mask it up twice a week

We love using a good, brightening face mask as a part of our skincare routine once or twice a week. A mask works best when applied after cleansing the face. And what better than Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask to boot out all the dullness-causing elements like excess sebum, toxins, dead skin to restore the skin to its former glory. It’s a rich mix of bentonite and kaolin clay that absorb oiliness and dirt, while vitamin C and micro-crystals together enhance the skin tone to lend a smooth, glowing complexion.

Pratishtha Rana

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Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.


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