Drink Lots of Water
As you probably know by now “water fixes everything.” Only drinking water probably won’t completely even out your skin tone but it can have many benefits that can help. When you are hydrated your skin looks more plum and fresh. Not to mention that dehydration can enhance the appearance of wrinkles and lead to premature ageing.
As well as drinking water, try and stay away from fizzy juice and alcohol, as these can acne and oil build up on the skin.
Apply Sunscreen Regularly
Sun damage is one of the most common causes of uneven skin tone. By using a minimum of SPF15 every day you can not only look better but can protect yourself from UV exposure which has been known to cause cancer.
Many people are unaware that you can still get sun damage when it’s cloudy and raining, so it’s always best to put on sunscreen, whatever the weather.
Exercising helps new skin cells generate and can help your complexion look more even and younger. Extreme workouts aren’t necessary; you just need to get your blood pumping for a few minutes every day. Always wash your face after a workout to help ensure that any oils or dirt to come in contact with the face during your workout is washed off.
Eat Fresh Fruits and Veg
Junk food is full of chemicals, oil and sugar, and this ultimately leads to you skin creating more oil which gets clogged in the pores. This in turn, creates more spots and blemishes. When you move on and start eat healthier food don’t be surprised if you experience breakouts, this is just the body naturally pushing out all the toxins.
Foods that are high in antioxidants are great for evening out your complexion.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Dead skin cells will naturally build up over time, this can give your skin the appearance of being dry and dull. Exfoliating helps wash away these dead skin cells that can otherwise clog pores. You can either buy an exfoliator, make your own or get treatment from a dermatologist.
Apply a Face Mask
Facemasks can help reduce redness and even out the colour and texture of skin.
There are many different types of face masks to choose from and it can be hard to find the right one for what you’re after. You can get facemasks for;
- Reducing redness
- Aiding age spots
- Fighting acne
- Smoothing skin
You can also make your own facemasks using ingredients such as banana and honey.
Use a Face Peel
Face peels can be great for skin that appears dull or has discolouration or scarring. Face peels work by using healthy acids that dissolve dead skin cells. When it is peeled off it removes the top layer of skin.
Look for these ingredients to help combat specific problems;
- Salicylic acid – good for problems with acne or acne scarring
- Glycolic acid – helps your skin if you have problems with wrinkles
Never leave a face peel on for more than its recommended time as this can over exfoliate the face and cause dryness or skin irritation. Use warm water to ensure that it is completely off. Avoid using a skin peel if you have any skin problems such as eczema or rosacea.