How to Brighten Dull, Tired Skin

How to Brighten Dull, Tired Skin

It's that time of year when your skin can look lacklustre, tired and flat. If you're feeling like you've lost your sparkle thanks to dull skin, try these fixes to rejuvenate your skin and get back a healthy, vibrant glow.

1. Hydrate

If you're not drinking enough water, it will show in your skin. Dehydration reduces the volume of blood flow to the skin causing you to look pale and unwell. Long term dehydration can cause lasting damage such as fine lines, uneven tone and sagging skin. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water or caffeine-free drinks.

2. Exfoliate regularly

A build up of dry, dead skin cells can make your skin feel coarse and look dull.  Regular exfoliation gets rid of these dead cells revealing fresher, glowing skin beneath. It also helps to stimulate new cells to grow, including the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which makes your skin feel smoother, firmer and more even in tone. 

Exfoliated skin allows your products to penetrate further, ensuring you're getting the most out of your skincare products. We recommend exfoliating two to three times a week with our Body Scrub.

3. Dry brush your skin

Dry brushing is a fantastic way of exfoliating but it's also a form of massage. Gentle brushing helps to move lymph (toxins) towards the drainage points around the body which is amazing for reducing puffiness, congestion and improving your overall wellbeing. It's best to brush your dry skin daily, before bathing. If you haven't already got a brush, check out our natural bristle body brush here.

4. Exercise

Have you noticed that your skin looks super-glowy after exercise? This is because when your heart rate goes up, your blood flow increases taking oxygen and nutrients around your body resulting in brighter, more energised skin.

5. De-stress

Stress can cause all sorts of problems with your skin. When you're stressed, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol which can trigger your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum (oil), this can clog your pores and result in dull, congested skin.

6. Get more sleep

Our skin does some of its most important work while we sleep as it shifts from protect mode to repair mode but when we're sleep deprived, our skin can feel drier and more dehydrated which may accelerate the appearance of ageing.

7. Moisturise your skin

Most skins are combination which means you can be dehydrated AND dry or oily. Cold winter air and central heating can wreak havoc with our skin and disrupt our skin barrier function, leading to dull and rough skin.

During the colder months, make sure you use a super-nourishing product to moisturise your skin and prevent water loss. Our multi-purpose Daily Treatment Oil can be used on the face and body to soothe inflammation, hydrate and nourish skin, nails and hair. 


Folli Oil is a natural, cruelty-free, Vegan skincare range that actually works. Using the finest, ethically sourced and sustainable plant-based and natural ingredients. Our products are handcrafted in small batches at our studio in the beautiful Cotswolds. We test on willing humans, not animals, and our packaging is recyclable.  Shop now.

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