How to 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.

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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.

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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

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TIP 1: USE MOISTURIZER 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 Seaweed Oil-Control Lotion SPF 15 to help calm down oily skin. Our Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF15 helps protect skin while not harming sensitive skin. Our Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 also helps protect skin while helping it appear brighter and more radiant.

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TIP 2: USE A RADIANT SKINCARE ROUTINE

Step 1: CLEANSE

Kick-start your skin brightening regime with Vitamin C Daily Glow Cleansing Polish. Lather up daily to cleanse and exfoliate your skin.

Step 2: BRIGHTEN

Use Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother day or night to brighten the appearance of skin and make it appear more luminous. You can also try our Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer for a hydrating boost to your dull, tired skin.

Step 3: PROTECT

Get everyday, lightweight protection with our Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 for protection from the sun and hydration that gives you a natural glow. Apply daily before your makeup routine for our highest UVA/UVB protection.

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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.

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TIP 4: EVEN YOUR SKIN TONE WITH MAKEUP

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.

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