Dark spots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation are some of the most common skincare concerns, and also one of the most frustrating. They can appear seemingly out of nowhere and are often difficult to get rid of.
However, all is not lost. There are some things you can do to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and also prevent future damage to your skin, by following the right steps in your daily routine. The following are some best practices for brightening and balancing uneven skin tone:
1. Focus on calming and soothing skincare
Something many people don’t realize is that skin discoloration can have a lot to do with damage caused by skin inflammation. Therefore, an important first step to creating a clear and even complexion is managing inflammation levels. This can be accomplished by using more gentle products that nourish and balance the skin and contain anti-inflammatory ingredients such as niacinamide, aloe vera, camellia sinensis extract, and centella asiatica. You could also incorporate some cold therapy in the form of ice rolling or using only cool water to wash your face.
2. Add a few brightening ingredients
In addition to focusing on skin soothing, you can also opt to use serums, treatment masks or other concentrated formulas that contain natural brightening agents. Some examples of ingredients that promote a radiant complexion and more even skin tone include Vitamin C, azelaic acid, kojic acid, tranexamic acid, licorice extract, lactic acid, and arbutin.
3. Layer on the sun protection
For fading discoloration and preventing new dark spots from occurring in your skin, one of the most important things you can do is safeguard your skin from sun exposure. UV damage is the main contributor to skin discoloration, so taking every precaution to protect your complexion is key. In addition to applying an SPF product every single day, you may also want to uplevel your sun care by wearing a hat, and other protective clothing, any time you will be in the sun.
4. Try our Brighten+ Supplement
Some exciting news to come out of recent clinical studies is that nutritional supplementation can actually do a lot to improve uneven skin tone. Using SkinCapsule BRIGHTEN+ by Hush & Hush, study participants reported some amazing results for diminishing dark spots and discoloration.
Among the many findings in this new clinical trial, 95% of users of Brighten+ said they noticed an improvement in skin radiance after just 30 days, while 85% reported a decrease in dullness and increase in complexion brightness. Additionally, 80% experienced better skin tone and an overall more youthful appearance.