You may be wishing and hoping for perfectly smooth, even skin, but the truth is you’re not alone and it’s common for most of us to have uneven skin tones. This may take the form of hyperpigmentation, redness, acne scars, age spots, or sun damage, which can cause blemishes or patches of color on the skin. Fortunately, there are remedies to help you smooth out discoloration and hyperpigmentation in your skin. Continue reading to learn more about our top 5 ways to improve uneven skin tone and texture.
It’s basically Vitamin B3, an essential nutrient for your skin. This is why Niacinamide can help your skin look healthier. This gem of an ingredient is a true multitasker. From boosting hydration to protecting the skin from environmental damage, it offers a wide variety of benefits. When applied, it penetrates your skin and helps renew your complexion from within. Best of all Niacinamide improves skin texture by helping to reduce the size of your pores and keeping your skin moisturized at the same time.
2. Exfoliate once a week with Salicylic acid
Regular exfoliation helps decongest your pores by sucking out sebum, dirt, and other impurities that can cause breakouts. Salicylic acid is an ingredient found in many acne treatments and drugstore skincare products. Salicylic acid is slightly milder than glycolic acid which makes it perfect for both darker and lighter skin complexions as an exfoliator. The outer layer of the skin is peeled to reveal healthier new skin underneath. In fact, salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that's used in many chemical peels to remove damaged skin cells. It’s particularly effective for treating acne scars, sun spots, age spots, and wrinkles.
3. Invest in a good vitamin C-rich serum
Adding Vitamin C or other antioxidants to your skincare routine is a fabulous way to combat damage caused by free radicals that your skin is exposed to throughout the day, which can lead to an uneven skin texture. A good vitamin C serum can literally neutralize those free radicals and treat sun and environment-induced damage to the skin within a few days of applying regularly.
4. Wear sunscreen daily
Dermatologists stress that the most important thing for you to wear on your skin is sunscreen every day. Remember, the cells that make dark spots are activated by sunlight, even a little bit of unprotected exposure can reverse all of the hard work you put into evening your skin tone and texture. So to keep skin cancer far from you and avoid hyperpigmentation caused by inflammation, don't forget to apply a broad spectrum SPF (preferably SFP30 or higher) at the end of your skincare routine before stepping outside, no matter what the weather condition.
5. Ceramides create magazine cover-worthy faces
Seriously though, applying ceramides directly to your skin helps protect its barrier, retain moisture and prevent the entry of germs into your body. The results - even skin and a smooth youthful appearance. Ceramides are lipids (oils) found naturally in the skin and are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. When ceramide levels are low, the skin barrier is weakened, allowing moisture to escape from the skin and resulting in dry patchy skin.
With the right products, treatments, and staying hydrated from within, you can make uneven skin tone and textured skin a thing of the past. The first step is to identify what's causing the issue and then you can trial these methods above. We’ll be exploring some of these ingredients in-depth in future posts but it’s good to note that storing them in a mini-fridge has tremendous benefits for evening your skin tone and texture. We hope you’re now more confident that you can achieve the complexion of your dreams.