You look in the mirror and discover dark spots and uneven skin tone in some areas. Usually, it is the forehead that appears to be hyper-pigmented, but you’ve come to terms with the fact that there are simply some areas on your face that have uneven skin tone. That’s due to the exposure and elements that can cause skin tone to vary.
However you don’t have to feel down; hope is not lost. There are other ways to help skin tone and what’s more, you might already have them in your home already.
1. Wear Sunscreen Daily
Sun exposure can cause brown spots, freckles, burns and even skin cancer. The body’s response to harsh UV rays is to produce melanin and makes you look darker. Thus, you need to apply sunscreen everyday even if it is cloudy outside. You can also double up the protection by wearing a hat and to wear sunglasses when you will be outdoors with many activities.
2. Regularly Exfoliate and Cleanse Your Skin Daily
Your skin has to be given ample attention and you have to follow a daily skin care routine. This means that you have to cleanse, tone and moisturize. Cleansing removes oil and dirt. Using an oil-free toner will help you even out your skin tone, remove deep-seated dirt, and prepare your skin for absorbing moisturizer. Choose a gentle facial scrub for your weekly exfoliator. You will notice that your skin will be brighter and you will feel instantly fresher.
Skin brightening cream come in many shapes and sizes, from various brands in different price ranges. Choose one that has citrus extracts and liquorice. You will also see glutathione creams and kojic acid become popular in the market and can also be major ingredients of topical brightening creams. Usually, they can be applied before going to bed and you can see the radiant effects on your skin in as short as a week. You will also have to maintain its use for the long-term.
4. Lemon Juice
If you have a garden at home, you will want to consider a home remedy for brightening skin. Lemon has an acidic property that is a natural bleaching agent. Its Vitamin C content encourages cell regeneration and its antioxidant content is great for skin brightening. Dipping a cotton ball and applying gently on your face will help to tighten your pores and lighten your skin tone.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is an inexpensive way to lighten the skin. It helps to rebuild damaged tissue and its gel is cooling. Cut the Aloe Vera layer and squeeze the gel onto your skin. Leave it for thirty minutes and wash off with clean water. If done daily for two weeks you will see a visible change in your skin tone.
These simple remedies should be a part of your daily skin care regimen. It is not enough that you try these for two weeks at most, you should be able to evaluate which routine works for you and maintain it for brighter skin tone that can last long.