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We’re all so used to seeing airbrushed skin on TV, so when we get older and our skin gets patchy, it can be a big surprise. But uneven skin tone is such a common problem that affects people of all ages, although it is more common in older people. You may have an issue with red, blotchy skin or you might have darker patches. You can cover it with makeup, but there are better ways to deal with the problem. These are some of the best ways to manage uneven skin tone.
Protect Yourself From The Sun
Sun damage is a very common cause of uneven skin tone, so make sure that you protect yourself properly. When the weather is warm, make sure that you are using a good quality sunscreen and taking regular breaks from the sun. Even if it doesn’t seem that hot outside, you can still be damaged by the sun, so you should look for products with SPF protection. For example, you can get some great mineral foundation with built-in sun protection and there are plenty of moisturisers that offer SFP protection. If you add these products to your daily skin routine, you can avoid sun damage and reduce issues with uneven skin tone.
Exfoliating is very important because it removes the top layer of dead, dull skin. This will help to reduce patchiness and give your skin a healthy glow, so make sure to add an exfoliator to your evening skin routine. Look for products that contain acids, like glycolic or lactic acid. These products gently dissolve the skin cells rather than scrubbing them away, so it is kinder to your skin. However, exfoliating can leave your skin more vulnerable to sun damage, so make sure that you are keeping up with your sun protection.
Hydrate Your Skin
Your skin is more prone to pigmentation and patchiness when it is dried out, so hydration is key. Make sure that you use a good quality moisturiser that is designed for your skin type. Drinking plenty of water is important as well because it will help to hydrate your skin further. If your skin is well moisturised, it will have a healthy glow and you are less likely to experience an uneven skin tone.
Stress is incredibly bad for your skin and it causes breakouts and uneven skin tone. This is a problem because many many experience high stress levels, especially if you have a busy work or family life. But if you want to keep your skin looking youthful and avoid issues with uneven skin tone, you need to find ways to manage that stress. Using skin products that contain vitamin B3 can also help to reduce the damage caused by stress by improving the protective barrier and helping your skin to retain moisture. However, dealing with the root cause of stress is still the most important thing.
Being able to manage uneven skin tone can be a big problem, but if you follow these steps, you can stay on top of it.
Is this something that you struggle with?