Being the largest organ in our body, the skin protects us from external damage like UV rays, stress, and pollution. Melanin, the pigment in our skin, not only gives color to our skin but also acts as our shield against the sun. That’s how you get sun tanned skin.
However, too much exposure to these factors plus the lack of care causes an excess amount of production of melanin in our skin, leading to dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Luckily, there are many natural ingredients that can help give you even skin tone. Adding these ingredients in your skincare routine can help correct and prevent it in the future.
Constant exposure to the sun’s UV rays and pollution are major causes of uneven skin tone. Getting yourself under the sun without protection can lead to dark spots, age spots, or sun spots. Pollution, likewise, penetrates through the skin and causes brown spots, most likely on the face.
Acne may also contribute to uneven texture on the skin. As it heals, the skin goes through post-hyperpigmentation which causes darkening on and around the area of the damaged skin.
Hormonal imbalance may also affect the condition of your skin, also calledmelasma.This happens when hormones are increasingly stimulated and is common among pregnant women. Melasma may also be caused by medications such as contraceptives, as well as cosmetics.
The antioxidants contained in Vitamin C gives skin protection from hyperpigmentation caused by pollution and UV rays. It includes the benefit of brightening the skin and is a frontrunner in keeping the skin young and even-toned. No wonder it’s in many anti-aging skincare products and cosmetics!
Our Honey and Oatmeal Cleanser is specifically formulated to be gentle to the skin as it cleanses without stripping your skin with its natural oil and moisture.
If you have acne scars or stretch marks, rosehip seed oil can help to even out skin tone. This natural ingredient has a rich amount of fatty acids and vitamin A which helps to promote skin regeneration and reduces hyperpigmentation.
Not only that, rosehip also has moisturizing properties that help keep skin nice and smooth. We added the power of rosehip seed oil to our very own Antioxidant Moisturizer to help banish dry skin and help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles without the greasy feeling.
Glycolic acid is a water-soluble acid found in some sugar-crops. As a chemical exfoliant, glycolic acid gently exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells from the outermost layer to unveil a brighter and even skin tone.
It also helps minimize unwanted signs of aging such as skin discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Ferulic acid comes from plant-based sources and is another powerful antioxidant that helps other vitamins enhance their effects and also acts as a barrier from damage caused by sun exposure. Ferulic acid helps to also keep the skin’s integrity by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
We’ve known witch hazel for quite a while now. In fact it’s been used for many years as an antibacterial to clean wounds during the early days. Aside from that, witch hazel is used to clarify the skin’s appearance by reducing blemishes. It helps to tighten the skin while adding some moisture and bring about a smoother, finer-looking skin texture.
The acidic properties naturally in lemon juice help exfoliate the skin, lifting away dead skin cells to prevent hyperpigmentation, leaving a brightening effect. Use it sparingly as its acidity may cause skin to become more sensitive to sunlight.
We trust aloe vera as a natural remedy because of its multifunctional use in caring for the skin, and evening out the skin tone is no exception. Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants that fight free-radicals caused by sun exposure. Not only that, this wondrous plant has the added benefit of soothing and calming sunburnt skin.
Papain, an enzyme found in papaya is responsible for the fruit's ability to exfoliate and clarify skin. It can help improve skin complexion by removing dead skin cells and dry, patchy flakes on top of the skin for faster and healthier skin cell turnover. Papain can also aid in keeping acne at bay and preventing any future scars from happening. Scientists caution the use of papain-containing products as it may induce allergic reactions to some.
It also has high vitamin A content to prevent signs of premature skin aging, diminishing fine lines, wrinkles and spots caused by environmental exposure.
Use our Papaya Gel Face Mask for a gentle exfoliation that leaves skin with a fresh and clean feeling after every wash.
Turmeric seems to be a popular natural skincare secret in India, and with good reason. This wonderful root is equipped with anti-inflammatory properties to take care of redness, diminish scars, and calm puffiness. It is a great exfoliating ingredient that lifts away the dead skin from the outer layer
It’s not a wonder Indian brides incorporate this as part of their pre-wedding ritual.
But don’t just slather your curry on your face! The bright yellow color in turmeric can stain the skin if put on directly, so be prepared for some scrubbing and add some patience in the bank if you’re intent to use this as part of your skincare.
Getting your skin evenly toned is not a one-off approach. It’s a process, one that you would want to keep doing as part of a healthy lifestyle, like exercise but for the skin. Here are a few tips to help give you a glowing, even toned skin for any season.
Who says you only need sunscreen in the summer? The sun shines 365 days in a year (unless you’re in Rjukan, Norway then you’re saved from the sun for 6 months) and while that’s happening, you’ll be exposed to UV radiation no matter if you’re playing beach volley or digging out snow. So keep your sunscreen on whenever you’re going out.
Fun Fact:The skin regenerates itself every 30 to 40 days. Meaning it sheds the old skin to replace it with younger and plumper looking cells. Exfoliating once or twice every week helps skin shed away dead skin cells and regenerate faster.
Patience is key
As we said earlier, the skin heals itself in its own pace and it wouldn’t happen overnight. Be patient and follow your skincare routine to a tee and don’t forget your body, too! Some products take more time for you to see results than the others, but the wait will surely be spectacular.
Add Green Tea to your diet
The tannins in green tea helps to minimize the look of pores and evens out the look of skin thanks to its astringent property.
Drinking green tea regularly also helps reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eye area. And these benefits are just to name a few.
Vitamins are important to keep our body and mind performing at its best and so does our skin. By incorporating vitamin-rich skincare products to your skincare routine, you are ensuring that your skin is always at its top peak. Keeping your skin healthy is a definite must because it protects your entire self from damage caused by dust, dirt, sunlight, and pollution.