Pigmentation, dry patches of skin, and blemishes can be difficult to mask with makeup but there are some things you can do to even out your skin tone and maintain a radiant glow. Maintaining a consistent skincare regimen and making sure you are using the right products for your skin type will help to give your skin a boost and maintain an even skin tone. Adjusting your skincare regimen for the seasons can also make it easier to brighten up your complexion and maintain youthful-looking skin.
Here are five ways to even out your skin tone:
Exfoliate Every Week
Your skin can look dull or lose its luster when a layer of dead skin cells have accumulated on the skin’s surface. Get into a routine of exfoliating with a good scrub or buffing brush at least once per week. Light chemical peels are also good exfoliants and getting a peel once a month can help you maintain an even skin tone.
If you think your skin needs a more advanced exfoliation session, book yourself a professional microdermabrasion treatment at the day spa or medical spa. I like this treatment because it is more aggressive than a scrub and will buff and tone your skin smooth. In some cases, you can combine microdermabrasion with a peel for even more skin-enhancing benefits.
Give Skin a Boost with a Hydrating Mask
Hydrated skin will look refreshed and youthful; it will also be more responsive to products you apply topically, including foundation. I like to treat my skin to a hydrating face mask at least once a week. Look for masks that contain hyaluronic acid and emollients that will nourish the skin and leave you with a healthy glow.
Use the Right Foundation
When you’re trying to cover up skin flaws to create an even skin tone, make sure you’re using the right shade of foundation and the right type of makeup for your skin. If you have oily skin, you’ll need to stick with oil-free liquid and cream-based makeup. If you have dry skin, make sure to use a good moisturizer and primer before applying mineral makeup. Talk to a makeup artist or aesthetician for recommendations on types and brands of foundation that will give you the best coverage.
Apply Makeup with a Contouring Brush
Another way to create the illusion of an even skin tone is to use contouring techniques when applying makeup. Use darker and lighter shades of makeup to create more definition around different areas of your face and blend makeup thoroughly with a contouring brush. Contouring powder and brushes with a large head can help you cover up flaws and even out your skin tone.