Beauty blogger Lebo Kuty gives us the lowdown on what products to use for an even skin tone.
Everybody dreams of waking up in the morning with perfect, even, radiant skin. Annoyingly, uneven skin tone is a very common and normal condition, most often caused by hormones, sun damage and acne scarring, but there are many different internal and external factors that can contribute. A good skin care routine is the first step towards flawless skin, and fortunately there are many great products out there that can help specifically with patchy, uneven skin.
Let’s look at the products available for each step of your routine:
CLEANSING FOR EVEN SKIN TONE
The first thing you need to do is cleanse and remove all the dirt from your skin. A good cleanser will exfoliate and get rid of dirt and impurities, while remaining gentle on your skin. Look for products containing lemon, grapefruit and soy.
TRY: Almay Even Skin Clarifying Face Wash (R50, Clicks), Garnier Naturals Even and Matte Gentle Clarifying Foam (R36.95, Dis-Chem), Neutrogena Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser (R99.95, Clicks), and Pond’s Flawless Radiance Even Tone Foam (R49.95, Clicks).
TONING FOR EVEN SKIN TONE
Toning serves as that extra step to remove deep dirt on your skin that your cleanser didn’t get to. After rinsing your face, add a bit of toner on a cotton wool pad, and rub it gently on your face in circular motions.
TRY: L’Oréal Skin Perfection Toner (R89.95, Dis-Chem), Yardley Oatmeal Even Skin Refining Toner (R61.95, Clicks) or Clicks Skincare Collection Soy and Even Tone Actives Toner (R43.95, Clicks).
MOISTURISING FOR EVEN SKIN TONE
Moisturising your skin is by far the most important step. For a day moisturiser, you’re looking for something with the highest SPF possible to protect your skin from the sun, and at night you want something to soothe and nourish.
TRY: Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturiser with Sunscreen (R121, Clicks), Pond’s Perfect Colour for Normal to Dry Skin (R27.95, Clicks), Almay Even Skin Daily Moisture Lotion (R159, Dis-Chem), Crème Classique Blemish Lotion (R315, Dis-Chem) and L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Day Moisturiser (R140, Clicks).
TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN
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*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.