HOW TO GET AN EVEN SKIN TONE
TIPS, TRICKS AND HINTS FOR SMOOTHER-LOOKING SKIN
Even when we experience redness, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring or sun damage, there are a number of adjustments we can make to help our skin appear smoother and healthier. From lifestyle hacks to make-up routines that help care for skin, check out our top tips and tricks for getting a more even skin tone.
WHAT IS AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE?
Uneven skin is when skin has light and dark patches. This is also known as ‘hyperpigmentation’.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE?
If you look closely at your complexion and notice that some areas are darker than others, you may have an uneven skin tone. You may also notice little red patches or acne scarring.
WHAT CAUSES AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE?
An uneven skin tone is often caused by the skin producing too much melanin. This happens when your skin is exposed to the sun, when hormonal changes occur (including during pregnancy or when you take contraceptives), when acne scars the skin, or when skin is exposed to everyday pollutants. Genetics can also play a role.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SKIN TONE APPEAR MORE EVEN
TIP 1: USE MOISTURISER WITH SPF PROTECTION
Too much time spent in the sun can damage the skin and cause sun spots to appear. Helping to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays can help prevent hyperpigmentation and keep the skin’s surface looking even. Apply our lightweight Skin Defence Multi-Protection SPF50 to help protect skin against multiple aggressors. Our Vitamin E Day Lotion SPF30 helps protect skin while locking in 48hr moisture. Our Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 also helps protect skin while helping it appear brighter and more radiant.
TIP 2: USE A BRIGHTENING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Step 1: CLEANSE
Kick-start your skin brightening regime with Drops of Light™ Cleansing Foaming Wash. Lather up daily to cleanse and purify your skin.
Step 2: BRIGHTEN
Use Drops of Light™ Brightening Serum day or night to brighten the appearance of skin and make it appear more luminous. You can also try our Drops of Light™ Brightening Serum for a quick-fix brightening solution and to help reduce puffiness around the eyes.
Step 3: PROTECT
Get everyday, lightweight protection with our Skin Defence duo. Apply Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50 PA++++ daily before your make-up routine for our highest UVA/UVB protection. Top up throughout the day with Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF30 PA++. They’re both enriched with Community Trade marula oil from Namibia, red algae extract from the North Atlantic and skin-brightening vitamin C.
TIP 3: TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY
You can help skin appear brighter and more even with a healthy, balanced diet. Drinking water throughout the day will help keep skin hydrated. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps skin appear brighter. Blueberries, broccoli, sweet potato and lemon can help skin produce more collagen and help keep skin looking plumped with moisture. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in foods like avocado, salmon, walnuts and rapeseed oils can also help skin look healthy.
TIP 4: EVEN YOUR SKIN TONE WITH MAKE-UP
While improving your diet and staying out of the sun can help your skin look smoother and healthier, sometimes you need a quick fix. For flawless looking skin, a good foundation will help. Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya, our vegan Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation has a lightweight texture for a breathable but full-coverage finish.
Enriched with English rose water and Community Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, our hydrating Fresh Nude Foundation formula will leave skin feeling fresher and comfortable all day. To help reduce the appearance of small, dark areas, simply apply our Matte Clay Concealer.