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How to Have Even Skin Tone

How to Have Even Skin Tone


Ever wondered why certain parts of your skin are darker, blotchy, or a different shade of color than the rest of your face? This common concern is called uneven skin tone or hyper pigmentation. Besides wrinkles, it’s one of the most notable visual signs of aging.

If you want to keep your skin looking youthful, you need to learn how to fix uneven skin tone. Fortunately, with the right skincare products and routine, it’s not too hard.


What Causes Uneven Skin Tone on Your Face?

Uneven skin tone is a basic term that can encompass many types of common skin discoloration. The biggest causes of uneven skin tone in men are hyper pigmentation, sun spots, and acne scarring.

Sun exposure prompts your body to produce excess melanin in order to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. A simple example of this is a skin tan, which is just melanin being created to prevent damage to your skin. But when all that melanin collects in a specific area, dark spots or hyper pigmentation can occur and the result is uneven skin tone.

Many guys with a history of acne also deal with uneven skin tone. Picking or scratching at acne  blemishes can cause scars on the skin. Although the scars heal, red marks are left on the skin. These scarred areas are also more likely to develop discoloration and uneven skin tone.


How to Fix Uneven Skin Tone

Reduce Sun Exposure

The skin has the ability to repair itself, but not if is continuously exposed to harmful UV rays. So whenever you’ll be outside for more than 20 minutes, always make sure to apply sunscreen. For the best results, use a hydrating SPF product with broad spectrum protection and a mineral based formula - like our Daily Defense Face Moisturizer (SPF 20) and Element Defense Moisturizer (SPF 45). 

Man squeezing a tube of Daily Defense Face Moisturizer into his hand.


Exfoliate Often

When you exfoliate your skin, you remove the outer layer of dead skin cells that can clog your pores and prevent your skincare products from delivering optimal results. Getting rid of that dead skin also brightens your skin, so it contributes to having a more even tone.

Depending on your skin type, you can use our Renewing Face Scrub 2-3 times each week to exfoliate your skin and cleanse your pores. Its gentle ingredients won’t damage your skin or cause over-drying. 

Man's hand removing Renewing Face Scrub from a jar.


Use Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is a powerful skincare ingredient that restores your skin by boosting the turnover of your skin cells. You can use our Smooth Finish Glycolic Acid Serum daily to help fix your uneven skin tone. It also contains nourishing, hydrating aloe vera and skin healing plant stem cells.

Smooth Finish Glycolic Acid Serum


Incorporate Vitamin C

It’s not just great for your immune system; vitamin C also works wonders for your skin. Research shows that “topical application of vitamin C before exposure significantly reduced” the oxidative stress caused by UVA rays. So while sun exposure increases your chance of developing uneven skin tone, one of the best ways to fight back is incorporating vitamin C into your skincare routine.

An easy way to do this is with our Vitamin C Booster. Combine it with your face moisturizer or anti-aging cream; it’s one of the simplest ways to contribute to a more even skin tone on your face.

Vitamin C Booster


Be Patient

Uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and other changes to your skin don’t show up overnight. They develop over the course of many years. So don’t expect them to disappear instantly just because you started using a new skincare product.

Guys who have great looking skin are patient and consistent with their skincare routines. To combat the years of damage your skin has endured, you’ll need to regularly apply products with the ingredients mentioned above to help even out your skin tone. 

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see instant results. Instead, stick to your routine and soon you’ll notice marked improvements in your skin’s appearance. 

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