The sun, lack of vitamins, poor skincare habits and fluctuating hormones can lead to a dull complexion. Get your glow back by using an exfoliating formula to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new ones, the International Dermal Institute recommends. Try a scrub that contains organic materials like salt and sugar, or synthetic beads. You might also consider formulas with exfoliating chemicals like retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (e.g., glycolic) or beta-hydroxy acids (e.g., salicylic). Go easy at first (no more than twice a week), especially with sensitive skin. Or talk to a dermatologist about stronger concentrations, available by prescription only.
Bonus: Freshly exfoliated skin absorbs serums, moisturizers and other products more easily.