The skin is as unique as it is functional – a living, breathing organ that protects and regulates the body, and makes you who you are.
It’s a tapestry that tells the story of your life, adapting to the changes in your body that come with life events like puberty, or pregnancy, and informing you of changes needed for its better health and radiance. It’s a canvas that projects your health and lifestyle.
Uneven tone is one of those changes, and there may be a number of causes that result in this condition. The first and most common is exposure to the sun. Melanocytes in the body – the cells that give our skin its colour – react to UV light by producing more and more melanin. The short-term result is a tan. Uneven skin tone is one of the longer-term results that can occur after prolonged exposure to the sun with no protective routine - like regular sunscreen use - in place.
The other common cause is melasma – another form of hyperpigmentation that comes with the overproduction of melanin. This usually happens when the body undergoes surges or fluctuations in hormones, during pregnancy, or while on birth control. So, there are a few causes of uneven skin tone, but what can be done about it? It starts with a good, consistent skincare routine.
The Pond’s Institute has put together a balanced step-by-step guide to help restore harmony to your skin, and thus its natural even tone, and radiance.
How to get an even skin tone?
First, if you're looking to restore evenness in your skin tone, it’s a good idea to establish exactly what may be causing it. As you’ve already seen, there are a number of factors. So, visit a dermatologist and get to the bottom of yours. Then try these top tips:
This guide will help you build an even skin tone routine by showing you how to smoothen and treat for a clearer look:
Step 1. Cleanse
The top layer of your skin, especially after a long day, usually consists of older skin cells, dirt, and impurities. Regular cleansing helps clear the skin of the old cells and residue and sets it up for the next step toward even tone. So, try this routine:
First, the pre-cleanse and make-up removal. Use Pond’s Flawless Radiance 3 in 1 Brightening Micellar Water to wash away the old and refresh your skin.
Then use Pond’s Flawless Radiance Even Tone Face Wash – its specialty GenActiv™ formula is the first step to reveal a refreshed skin that appears fresh and gives you a luminous complexion. It’s a cleanser that is safe to use every day.
Step 2. Reach for that Trusty Serum
A good serum will help control the overproduction of melanin. So, reach for Pond’s Flawless Radiance Skin Glowing Serum , and enjoy the benefits of vitamin E and sea daffodil, for instantly primed and renewed skin.
Step 3. Use a Good Day or Night Cream
Whether you're heading out to tackle a workday, or getting ready to hit the sack, a day or night cream is the perfect protective cap on any solid skincare routine. For your busy day, use the Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma Moisturising Day Cream – with SPF 30, this cream is clinically proven to achieve Even toned skin, tighten pores and luminous skin in 7 days.
For before bed, use the Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma E Night Cream – the first night cream from Pond’s that is inspired by derma treatments for an even-toned, pore-less, luminous skin that’s also clinically proven to reduce spots, tighten pores and brighten skin while you sleep!
Step 4. SPF All the Way
The sun’s UV rays stimulate the production of melanin – effectively activating unevenness in the skin, and halting any progress made in this even skin tone routine. Whenever you set foot outside, you should have sunscreen on – and preferably one with a good SPF. Also, many tend to forget that the sun’s rays are potent, no matter the weather, so work a good sunscreen into your routine, and you'll be covered.
Try Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma+ Mattifying Day Cream SPF 15 – designed with the highest sun protection of SPF 15 PA++ to shield skin from sun damage, and clinically proven to achieve even-toned, luminous skin in just 7 days.
How to maintain an even skin tone?
Routines in life are a great way to get things done. A solid skin care routine for even skin tone, similarly, will help you get the skin tone you want, in the quickest and most beneficial way possible. Let the story that your skin tells about you, be one of health, radiance and comfort.
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