Dull and gray skin? Here's how to make it bright

What is meant by dull and gray skin?

Dull and gray skin is an issue of great concern to women. When the skin takes on certain colors, from pale to greyish or bluish tones, there is generally a lack of oxygenated blood. Blood carries oxygen around the body and when it is disrupted, discoloration is noticed on the skin.

When there is a lack of oxygen, blood may still flow, but it changes color. This is what makes the skin undergo the above changes. But, of course, there are also other situations that cause dull and gray skin .

To make the skin regain its radiance and young-looking appearance,  it is therefore important to understand the causes behind a dull skin so as to be able to take the necessary steps.

Did you know that  snail slime is an excellent cosmetic product to make a dull skin brighter? In fact, it is rich in regenerating, nutrient and exfoliating ingredients like allantonin, glycolic acid and proteins. Discover all snail slime creams  and serums by Nuvò Cosmetic.

The causes of dull and gray skin

There are several reasons why face skin can lose its natural radiance and become increasingly dull. Listed below are the main causes of a dull and gray skin:

  • Age : As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down, causing a buildup of dead skin cells. As a result, your complexion can become dull and lose its natural young-looking  and rosy tone.
  • Dryness of the skin : especially during the winter the outside air is dry and this can lead your skin to become dry and dull looking.
  • Dehydration : Hydrated skin looks glowing and youthful but, if you don't use a moisturizer, it will increasingly turn duller.
  • Lack of exfoliation : This process is part of your daily care routine because it removes the accumulation of dead cells on the skin surface. Use an exfoliating face scrub suitable for your skin type.
  • Non-removal make-up : before going to bed, it is good to remove make-up with a thorough facial cleansing using snail slime cleansing milk by Nuvò. If you leave makeup, or even some traces of it on your face skin, this could clog your pores.
  • Stress : Stress can affect the appearance of your skin and make it look dull and gray.
  • Lack of sleep : if you suffer from insomnia or do not sleep enough hours, signs of fatigue may appear on your  face skin  making it  look dull and gray.
  • Smoking : Cigarette smoke causes collagen to break down, making your skin appear sallow and wrinkled over time.
  • Diet : A correct and balanced diet is essential to maintain healthy skin. Consumption of  nutrient-dense foods will guarantee a well nourish skin. An unhealthy lifestyle, with a diet mainly based on junk foods, can cause dull skin.
  • Use of unsuitable cosmetic products : it is important to use the best products for your skin care, and they should be chosen according to your skin type. So, avoid cosmetics containing aggressive ingredients and use organic and certified cosmetics .
  • External environment : pollutants from the atmosphere, low humidity, dry wind and exposure to UV rays leave their mark on your skin, making it dull and gray.

Changing habits to improve your skin

It is easy to understand how some causes can be easily eliminated, simply with a certain amount of goodwill:

  • Sleep, stress, smoking, diet are 3 problems that you can solve by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
  • Incorporate skin exfoliation, and above all make-up removal, into your daily habits, using a delicate cleansing milk suitable for your skin face type.
  • Keep your skin hydrated using quality face creams.
  • Do not use cheap cosmetics that contain aggressive and irritating substances.
  • Always protect your face skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

How do you recognize dull and gray skin?

Dull, gray skin is characterized by:

  • Uneven colouring
  • Appearance of imperfections and spots
  • Loss of natural brightness

How to take care of dull and gray skin

  • Use a sunscreen : Whether or not you have dull, gray skin, sunscreen should be a priority in your skincare routine. Sunglasses, to protect the eye area and sunscreens are precautions to adopt if you want your skin to look healthy and young-looking.
  • Use a suitable facial cleanser : A good facial cleanser helps brighten the look of your skin.
  • Moisturize the skin morning and evening: apply a snail slime moisturizer morning and evening, so that your skin remains well hydrated and luminous.
  • Add a face mask to your skin care routine: you can also make a face mask at home, to eliminate excess sebum and the layer of impurities, to restore the right rosy tone to your skin.
  • Use products with glycolic acid : Skin products with glycolic acid , an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), exfoliate the skin's surface, sloughing off dead skin cell buildup and lightening dull complexion.

Natural remedies for dull and gray skin


Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. Vitamin C has antioxidant and anti-pigmentary effects, thus improving the complexion and brightening the skin.

You need 1 or 2 lemons and a sterile cotton ball.

  • Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl.
  • Apply it to your face with a clean cotton ball.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing your face.
  • You can repeat the operation 2 times a week.

Organic snail slime face scrub

Among the many existing face scrubs, our product is suitable for all skin types. It is a certified and dermatologically tested organic scrub effective in counteracting dull and gray skin. It is a delicate product that uses microbeads to exfoliate the skin.

It contains the following active ingredients:

  1. Snail slime
  2. Primrose oil
  3. Olive oil
  4. Jojoba oil
  5. Hyaluronic acid
  6. Safflower oil
  7. Organic nettle extract
  8. Organic burdock extract
  9. Pro vitamin B5
  10. Shea butter
  11. Rice starch

It can be applied 1 or 2 times a week on the face and neck, massaging for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

Sugar scrubs

Sugar can help remove dead skin cells, thanks to its slightly abrasive texture.

You'll need 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon honey.

  • Take a container and add olive oil and honey.
  • Add half a cup of brown sugar and mix well.
  • Rub this mixture into your face in circular motions to stimulate exfoliation.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water after 4-5 minutes.
  • You can repeat the operation 2 times a week.

Facial scrub with aloe vera

Aloe vera contains aloin, which acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor and helps reverse the effects of hyperpigmentation. This, in turn, can lighten dull skin.

You need 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

  • Cut an aloe vera leaf to extract the gel.
  • Mix one tablespoon of gel with one teaspoon of brown sugar.
  • Apply this scrub on your face and neck and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face thoroughly with water.
  • You can repeat the operation 2 times a week.

Nut scrub

Walnut scrub can be used as an effective home remedy to restore radiance to skin that has become dull and gray. The walnut contains tyrosinase inhibitors which can reduce pigmentation and lighten the skin.

You need 1 cup of yogurt and 5-6 chopped walnuts.

  • Chop about 5-6 walnuts.
  • Mix chopped nuts with a cup of yogurt.
  • Apply it to your face and neck and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with water.
  • Do this once a week.

Honey face mask

Honey contains fructose, glucose and alpha hydroxy acids which can reduce excessive pigmentation, making your skin brighter and more supple.

You need 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of honey.

  • Squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl.
  • Add a spoonful of honey and mix well.
  • Apply it on your face and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water.
  • You can repeat the operation 2 times a week.

Chocolate mask

Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. Cocoa has antioxidant properties that can help neutralize oxidative stress in the skin, which weakens cells hence causing ageing.

You will need 1/4 cup of melted dark chocolate, 1 tablespoon of milk and 2-3 drops of honey.

  • Melt the dark chocolate bars in a kettle.
  • Add a spoonful of milk and a few drops of honey.
  • Mix well and let it cool.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse your face and neck with water.
  • Do this once a week.

Yogurt face mask

Yogurt is a product widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of skin pathologies. It is a natural source of L-cysteine, a compound that inhibits the activity of tyrosinase. This helps reduce pigmentation and restores radiance to dull skin.

You need half a cup of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey.

  • Mix half a cup of yogurt and a tablespoon of honey.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
  • You can repeat the operation 2 times a week.

Cucumber face mask

Cucumber is a rich source of vitamin C and other bioactive compounds that inhibit the activity of tyrosinase. This, in turn, can reduce pigmentation and dull skin.

You need 1 cucumber and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.

  • Cut half a cucumber evenly and put it in a blender.
  • Add a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and mix until you get a fine paste.
  • Apply this mask and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Finally rinse with water.
  • Do this once a week.

Pineapple face mask

Pineapple is a rich source of sulfur-containing bioactive compounds, which can reduce pigmentation by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase. These compounds can then help lighten dull, gray skin.

You will need 1-2 pineapple slices and 2 teaspoons of gram flour.

  • Puree a slice or two of pineapple in a blender.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of gram flour and mix well.
  • Apply this mask on your face and neck and let it dry.
  • Finally rinse with hot water.
  • Do this once a week.

Nuvò Cosmetic products for dull and gray skin

We have selected 3 products from our anti-ageing product line. Find out their effects and the active ingredients they contain so as to be able to choose the most suitable product for your problem.

Face serum with 80% snail slime

This serum, in addition to containing a high percentage of snail slime and being enriched with concentrated hexapeptide-8, has a series of active ingredients, is recommended for the care and well-being of the skin:

  • Allantoin
  • Collagen
  • Elastin
  • Glycolic acid
  • Vitamin E
  • Natural proteins

All these active ingredients work in synergy, giving dull and gray skin a luminous tone and revitalizing it, even around the eyes, a delicate area of ​​the face.

It is a serum with a tightening effect, which performs a nourishing, antioxidant and anti-aging action on the skin tissue.

Organic face cream with 72% snail slime

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If you have aging skin problems, this face cream, in addition to being certified organic and dermatologically tested, is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones.

When the skin begins to lose tone and brightness and appear dull, it needs a nourishing, calming and protective cream to counteract skin stress. Our cream with 72% snail slime contains 10 active ingredients that act in synergy on the skin:

  1. Snail slime
  2. Hyaluronic Acid
  3. Mango butter
  4. Argan Oil
  5. Rice oil
  6. Grapeseed oil
  7. Aloe vera
  8. Vitamin B5
  9. Vitamin E
  10. Red seaweed

For tired and dull-looking skin, the synergy of active ingredients reduces the harmful effects of pollutants from the atmosphere, smoke, ultraviolet rays from the sun and stress.

You can apply the face cream Antiaging Cream Nuvò in the morning and in the evening: being rapidly absorbed, it is also an excellent base for make-up.

Organic eye contour with 72% snail slime


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As we know, the eye contour is a very delicate area of ​​the face, so it needs to be treated carefully.

If your eye area shows signs of aging, Eye  Contour Nuvò  is ideal for you. It is a certified organic cream – dermatologically tested, nickel tested, fragrance-free and also suitable for sensitive skin – restores freshness and life to the skin thanks to the synergy of its 10 active ingredients:

  1. Snail slime
  2. Hyaluronic acid
  3. Mango Butter
  4. Argan oil
  5. Grapeseed Oil
  6. Rice oil
  7. Yarrow extract
  8. Calendula extract
  9. Vitamin E
  10. Brown seaweed

Take a small amount of the cream and apply it to the areas of the lower eye, the cheekbone and the fixed eyelid (the area under the eyebrows). Tap with a finger until completely absorbed.

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