How to combat winter dull complexions

How to combat winter dull complexions

Summer has been and gone, and we’re seeing winter arrive. If the cold weather and dark evenings weren’t enough, a dull complexion often comes along with the season. We’ve put together our top tips to mix up your skincare regime to combat winter dullness.


Skin gets that glowy, lit from within look when it’s smooth enough to reflect light. Unfortunatly as we age, cell turnover slows, and dead skin cells can pile up, diffusing light and creating dullness. This is exacerbated in winter, when skin gets naturally drier from the elements. If you exfoliate every morning and night, you’ll slough away the dead skin cells, leading to a refreshed and revived complexion.


As well as exfoliation, your skin utilises natural enzymes to rid itself of dead cells. When your skin gets dry however, these enzymes become inefficient. If you use a product with ceramides in, they can reinforce your skin’s natural moisture barrier and help the natural exfoliation process. Some of our favourite ceramide containing products include Oraser Body Emulsion and Ommerse® Overnight Recovery Crème


As glowing skin occurs when your skin reflects light well, a firm base is essential to combat that winter dullness. Use a cream with retinol to help stimulate collagen production which will help your skin regain firmness. If you’ve never used retinol before, you should be aware of initial side effects, such as skin dryness and peeling. This will subside as your skin gets used to the product, and then you’ll start to see the amazing benefits.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can brighten the skin and fade sun spots, which can make your skin look flat and dull. The ZO Skin Health Ossential® C-Bright Serum provides a potent dose of pure vitamin C that is stabilised to brighten and re-texturise the skin. This serum maximises the exfoliation and brightening effects, revealing radiant, even-toned skin. Plus, this vitamin C serum also helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.