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Do you notice any dark spots or patches on your skin? Does your complexion look dull or lifeless? If these sound like your skin concerns, then you’re dealing with an uneven skin tone.
It may be easier to use makeup, such as concealer or foundation, to get rid of any discolorations, but why rely on makeup when you can count on skin care to fix this concern once and for all?
Here’s how you even out your skin tone and get a luminous glow with the help of Korean skin care products:
The first and most important step to getting an even skin tone is cleansing your skin properly. Make sure you wash your face at least twice a day, and double cleansing every night is vital! Even if you don’t wear makeup, your sunscreen may linger around your skin, especially if you use mineral sunscreens as they contain zinc oxide, which can be hard to wash off.
The Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Oil from make p:rem is perfect for daily use. This cleansing oil gently removes all impurities and any traces of makeup. It also helps remove blackheads that are trapped in your pores, making them an ideal cleansing oil for oily or acne-prone skin.
After the first cleanse, complete your cleansing routine with a cleanser that doesn’t just clean the skin but also brightens it. To enjoy Jeju green tea’s brightening, hydrating and cleansing powers, go for innisfree’s Green Tea Foam Cleanser. Use it as both your morning and night facial cleanser and your skin will be left clean, fresh and radiant.
One of the possible reasons why you have an uneven skin tone is due to under-exfoliation. While over-exfoliating is known to damage the skin’s natural moisture barrier, not exfoliating enough is just as bad for your skin. Not exfoliating regularly can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells, which can block the absorption of ingredients that your skin needs.
To prevent this from happening, exfoliate your skin with a gentle toner like the AHA BHA Vitamin C Daily Toner from COSRX. This non-irritating toner is formulated with Golden Kiwi Peel and Dragon Fruit Peel extracts that gently exfoliate the skin. The toner also contains vitamin C, which improves the appearance of skin and leaves it looking brighter after each use.
Vitamin C is a great ingredient that helps even out skin tone. It’s a powerful antioxidant that brightens skin, shields it from environmental stressors and sun damage, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
SOME BY MI’s Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum is a great serum to even out your skin tone while soothing your skin and improving its elasticity. It’s best to use a vitamin C serum during the day, as they can protect your skin from free radical damage. If you’re new to vitamin C, start with a serum that contains a lower concentration of vitamin C and work your way up.
For an ideal even skin tone, you can’t forget about your eyes! If you suffer from dark circles or under eye bags, the best way to improve their appearance is with a nourishing and brightening eye cream.
Go for Mediflower’s ARONYX Vitamin Brightening Eye Cream. If coffee isn’t enough to make you look wide awake, you can count on this brightening eye cream to rejuvenate your eye areas. Formulated with vitamin C, this eye cream keeps your delicate eye areas hydrated while instantly reducing the appearance of your dark circles.
My final tip for achieving an even skin tone is to incorporate sunscreen into your everyday skin care routine. Don’t ever complete your routine without applying sunscreen, even if it’s a cloudy or rainy day.
KLAVUU offers the perfect sunscreen for daily use. The Red Pearlsation UV Protection City Defencer SPF 50+ PA++++ feels lightweight when applied on the skin and it’s oil-free, making it even more perfect for oily skin. This sunscreen protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays, and is also infused with pearl, agar, centella, and chia seed extracts to soothe the skin.
Want to know which sunscreen is best for your skin type? Head back to Chapter 17 for the full guide.