As you age, your skin complexion changes its colour. While the covered patches such as your arms and thighs may remain light, the areas that are more exposed, such as your hands and neck, may start getting darker with time. And this is what leaves you with an uneven skin tone all over!
However, apart from sun exposure, factors such as overproduction of melanin, injuries and skin damage that may result in scarring, also cause uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation. And, bringing your skin back to its original colour is no easy feat. With a lot of precautions, you also need to follow a few skincare habits religiously. Here’s a skincare routine that may help you get rid of uneven skin tone:
- Step #01: Exfoliate regularly
- Step #02: Inculcate dry brushing
- Step #03: Up your skin’s moisture levels
- Step #04: Sun protection is must
Step #01: Exfoliate regularly
This is one step we usually overlook when it comes to skincare. While you don’t have to exfoliate every single day, it is ideal to scrub your skin at least twice or thrice a week. If you’re wondering what exfoliation has got to do with skin tone, let us explain. If the texture of your skin is not soft and smooth due to either fine lines and large pores, the texture will come in the way of products application and cause shadows and darkness, ultimately leading to an uneven tone. And therefore, exfoliation plays such an important role in helping you achieve an even skin tone.
Step #02: Inculcate dry brushing
Including dry brushing in your skincare routine has more benefits than you can even imagine. From clearing your pores to curing dullness and cellulite, dry brushing is the most underrated skincare habit. Start brushing gently at your feet and move upwards using long, sweeping motions. Keep brushing for 5 to 10 minutes and immediately head for a shower. Alternate the temperature between hot and cold to improve blood circulation. Make dry brushing a habit if you don’t want uneven tone bringing your skin game down.
Step #03: Up your skin’s moisture levels
Moisturising needs to be as regular as taking a shower. Hydration is the key to healthy, glowing skin. However, while picking a moisturiser or body lotion, always pick the one which is loaded with AHAs and glycolic acid as it helps treat dry and flaky patches and takes good care of skin bumps and ingrown hair. Try the Vaseline Healthy White Complete 10 Body Lotion which is specifically formulated to restore even tone and moisture. Moisturising twice a day will make your skin healthier, brighter and more youthful.
Step #04: Sun protection is must
Over-exposure to the sun is one of the most common causes of uneven skin tone. Regardless of the season, loading up on sunscreen is going to benefit you (actually, your skin) in the long run. Slathering on sunscreen before stepping out not only protects your skin from the harmful UV rays but also prevents early signs of ageing and discolouration. We suggest you get your hands on the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 which is suitable for all skin types.