You’re probably familiar with the many tried and trusted even skin tone tips and tricks that can be used to achieve healthy-looking, radiant skin and reveal your skin’s natural even tone. With healthy lifestyle habits, like exercising and keeping hydrated, and an effective skin care routine, you can promote skin that looks and feels amazing.
On the road to smooth, glowing, visibly even-toned skin though, just as there are several factors that can promote healthy-looking skin, there are factors that can prevent you from achieving your skin goals too. At Pond’s, we’re all about making achieving the beautifully radiant, smooth, even skin tone results you seek, simple. So if happy, healthy-looking skin is what you’re after, read our tips below on what to avoid to get you closer to achieving your even skin tone goals.
To achieve healthy-looking, even-toned skin, it’s helpful to understand what an uneven skin tone is and what can cause it, so that you know what to avoid. Uneven skin tone is an umbrella term that encompasses a number of skin issues such as dark marks from pimples, redness, and darkened patches on the forehead and cheeks. These patches can also be referred to as hyperpigmentation.
There are several factors that can contribute to an uneven skin tone, with some of the most common culprits being:
With these causes in mind, here are 5 tips on things you should avoid to achieve an even skin tone.
1. Avoid unprotected sun exposure
We all love to soak up a bit of sun every now and again, but unprotected sun exposure is one of the chief causes of an uneven skin tone as it results in sun-damaged skin. If you’ve been wondering, ‘how do you reduce the impact of sun exposure on the skin?’, start by applying an effective sunscreen before you head out for some fun in the sun. You should also add a hat and sunglasses at minimum for added sun protection, and stay out of the sun between 10 and 3 pm when the sun is at its peak.
Just remember, even overcast weather conditions or standing by a window can leave you vulnerable to sun exposure and sun damage. So no matter the weather, make daily sunscreen application a permanent part of your skin care routine to promote a more even skin tone.
2. Avoid certain foods
While consuming certain foods can work wonders to help promote a more even skin tone, there are certain foods you should avoid eating to get closer to achieving your even tone skin goals. So avoid or at least try to limit eating the following foods to maintain healthy-looking, even-toned skin.
3. Avoid picking skin
We know how tempting it can be to pop or pick at pimples on your face, but to achieve an even skin tone, picking at your skin is a big no-no. Picking at pimples can cause further damage to your skin and result in dark marks. So should the urge to pick your skin arise, remember to resist the feeling to help maintain an even skin tone.
4. Avoid stripping your skin of moisture
When it comes to how to maintain an even skin tone, moisturising is key. Keeping your skin hydrated will help keep it happy and healthy-looking and can help to promote a more even-toned appearance. So avoid harsh skin care products that can strip your skin of moisture and instead go for hydrating products like those in our Pond’s range.
Remember to moisturise your skin daily too to add vital hydration back to your skin and help promote a more even tone. Go for an effective moisturiser with a good SPF to help protect you from sun damage, like our Pond’s Flawless Radiance Moisturising Day Cream with SPF 30.
While exfoliating is an essential part of an effective even tone skin care routine, over-exfoliating can damage and irritate your skin, which can lead to hyperpigmentation. So when you exfoliate, avoid applying too much pressure or exfoliating too frequently to avoid skin irritation. Pay attention to the products you are using too, to see if they trigger a reaction so you know what to avoid next time.
When it comes to achieving soft, smooth, even-toned skin, you shouldn’t have to stress. Instead, have our Pond’s range of products on-hand and follow these 5 tips to promote healthy-looking, even-toned skin.
*In incorporating any new face care product into your regime, it is suggested that you do a patch test behind your ear for at least 24 hours. If any irritation occurs, do not start using the product.