Hopping on a virtual holiday gathering or capturing family photos on camera this holiday season? Having an even skin tone can greatly increase your confidence and impact the memories that will last a lifetime. Skin tone is something that, when we have under control, impacts our overall appearance more than we know. Here’s our top 5 tips on improving it:

1. Uncover the root of the problem

It’s common for uneven skin tone to be caused by unhealthy daily habits - most often sun exposure. Do your best to stay out of the sun as often as possible. Our skin cells that cause hyperpigmentation are activated by the sun which in turn makes our dark spots darker. With prolonged exposure over the years, our sun spots get darker even though the immediate result appears to be a tan.

It’s also possible that you have an underlying skin condition that causes redness and hyperpigmentation such as eczema or rosacea. It’s imperative to consult with your dermatologist to address these concerns.

2. Exfoliate dead surface cells

Incorporate an exfoliant into your skin care regimen to rid dead skin cells and reveal softer, smoother, more even skin. We have a whole blog about exfoliation - click here to read more.

3. Apply serum consistently

Adding a serum into your skin care routine will make all the difference in treating sun damage and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C is the ingredient to look for - it neutralizes free radicals to protect your skin against environment-induced damage. Revercel’s CE Serum contains all of the benefits of a standard Vitamin C serum, with enhanced benefits of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brightening the complexion.

4. Glycolic treatments

Glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells and induces cell turnover to reveal smooth, glowing skin. Glycolic products are extremely effective in reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and scarring leftover from previous blemishes. If you’re just starting out with glycolics, we recommend Perfect Glycolic Treatment 15% or Perfect Glycolic Cleanser

5. Wear sunscreen

Protect your skin! SPF is important 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Even as we head into the colder months, the damaging effects of harmful rays cause long-term damage to our skin if we aren’t wearing sunscreen daily. If you’re looking for a good one, AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+ is our best recommendation.