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HOW TO EVEN OUT SKIN TONE

Published: December 23, 2021

EVEN SKIN STARTS WITH SKIN HEALTH

A smooth, even skin tone goes beyond the surface of the epidermis. As the largest organ in the body, our skin is equipped with all sorts of tools to aid in promoting its own health and well-being.


However, that natural equilibrium and sensitive microbiome are under attack day in and day out from the environment, free radicals, poorly-made skin care products, and more.


Our skin is naturally equipped to be hydrated, radiant, and self-healing but it simply can’t keep up with daily stressors. 


This can lead to uneven skin tone, loss of texture, and signs of premature aging.


Healthy skin is your best defense against dull skin, rough patches, and a lackluster appearance. Start repairing unhealthy skin by implementing the following tips, ASAP:

Work with an esthetician or dermatologist to curate a targeted routine and implement additional practices that promote healthy skin.

Create healthy skin habits, including morning and evening skincare routines that work with your skin type. 

Make sure you take precautions and wear sunscreen, remain hydrated, and stay away from unhealthy behaviors like smoking or binge drinking as these can be seriously damaging to the skin. 

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IDENTIFY WHAT IS MAKING YOUR SKIN UNEVEN

There could be numerous causes of an uneven skin tone and finding the source of a confused complexion is helpful in treating it. Here are the main causes of uneven skin tone: 

SUN DAMAGE

This is one of the most common causes of uneven skin tone. The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays degrade the cell structure and cause the skin to produce excess melanin. Melanin spots show up on the face, neck, and chest as dark patches and are often referred to as age spots because they bloom over time.

MELASMA OR HYPERPIGMENTATION

During pregnancy, hormonal shifts can trigger pigmentation changes, resulting in the emergence of dark blue, brown, or gray patches on the facial skin.


This condition, known as melasma in dermatology, though generally benign, can contribute to an uneven complexion that persists during and after pregnancy.


Protecting the skin from further discoloration is crucial, and using SPF can help prevent the exacerbation of melasma and mitigate the appearance of sun spots.

INJURY

Injuries like cuts, burns, or scrapes may lead to skin healing unevenly, resulting in an imperfect complexion.


This becomes more pronounced when combined with factors such as sun exposure, hormonal shifts, or dry skin, which impede the skin's natural ability to regenerate effectively.


Consequently, keloids, scars, or faint marks may persist.


Using topical lotions can help improve skin texture and aid in the healing process, particularly when addressing sun damage or dryness.

ACNE OR BREAKOUTS

This prevalent skin issue significantly contributes to lackluster, uneven skin texture. Despite the use of concealer, pimples can still appear inflamed and textured.


Furthermore, when these acne cysts or blemishes rupture and subsequently heal, they can result in wounds, leading to scars.


Moreover, this condition can also lead to skin discoloration.


Encouraging antioxidant intake can mitigate the effects of pimples on the skin's appearance.

HORMONAL FLUCTUATIONS

Any sort of hormonal imbalance may cause the skin to exhibit brown spots, scaly patches, or dry flakes. Hyperpigmentation due to hormonal fluctuations is easy to spot and leaves skin with varying shades across the cheek, forehead, nose, and neck.

LOW QUALITY PRODUCTS

Instead of creating a healthy, natural skin barrier, poor quality products made with toxic ingredients can trap bacteria in the pores of the skin, creating breakouts and increasing the risk of scarring. 

SEBORRHEA

This dermatological issue manifests as red, scaly patches on the scalp, chest, and various parts of the body.


Its presence on the face may induce irritation and redness, along with fine lines, acne scars, and potential side effects.

ECZEMA, ROSACEA, DERMATITIS

Other common skin conditions can be hard to treat because they are sensitive and reactive. Restoring skin health can help combat eczema, rosacea, and dermatitis as well as choosing gentle, non-toxic products.

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STEPS TO GETTING AN EVEN SKIN TONE

Once you’ve identified the underlying issue or issues causing your skin to appear red, patchy, or uneven, you can begin implementing the following steps to foster a clear, smooth complexion. 

EXFOLIATE ON A FREQUENT BASIS

While prior beauty lore warned against over exfoliating, choosing the right exfoliator that is gentle and hydrating can allow daily exfoliation, depending on your skin type and condition.


You want an exfoliator that won’t cause microcuts or tears, as this prevents skin from being an intact health system. On your path to clear, even skin, exfoliation is crucial.


Dead skin cells build up over time and can clog pores, create a dull tone, and prevent our skin from turning over at a healthy rate.


Face scrubs, exfoliators, and peels [ comfort zone ] exfoliating products offer an array of options when it comes to this crucial skincare step.


Each is made with gentle, natural ingredients that work with your skin’s natural biome and foster adequate hydration.

Face scrubs, exfoliators, and peels. [ comfort zone ] exfoliating products offer an array of options when it comes to this crucial skincare step. Each is made with gentle, natural ingredients that work with your skin’s natural biome and foster adequate hydration. 

USE A GLYCOLIC PEEL OR A HYDRATING MASK

Reversing sun damage is essential when it comes to creating an even, smooth complexion.


A glycolic acid peel and hydrating mask regenerate the skin, then restore moisture that helps soothe and heal irritated skin. 

/skin regimen/ GLYCO-LACTO PEEL

Glycolic and lactobionic acid helps reverse the first signs of aging while creating a glowing skin tone. 

$91.00

USE SERUMS & BOOSTERS

These boost the efficacy of other products like moisturizers and masks. Serums are ultra-effective because they are designed to target specific issues - like evening out skin tone by incorporating vitamin C. You can pair serums and boosters with your normal skin care routine to speed up certain processes like cell turnover.

USE RETINOL AT NIGHT

Retinol or retinoids, actively fades dark spots and reduces the production of melanin, aiding in the prevention of future dark spots from forming.


Those with sensitive skin may want to use retinol products sparingly or talk with a dermatologist about which [ comfort zone ] retinol product is right for them.

REMEDY Serum

For injured or sunburned skin, this serum made with marula oil and Mexican hyssop offers a soothing sensation that can alleviate itching and redness.

$88.00

/skin regimen/ Retinol Booster

Apply this after toning but before moisturizing to reap the benefits of this skin brightening, anti-aging product.

$124.00

COMMIT TO ROUTINE

Consistency is key to achieving any goal, like evening out your skin tone.

Try a skincare set. Not sure which cleansers, toners, or moisturizers will work best for your skin? Our skincare sets allow you to test [ comfort zone ]’s premium products without committing to a full-size product.

USE AFTER SUN PRODUCTS

We’ve said it once but we’ll say it again, the sun wreaks havoc on the skin. It’s the key cause of uneven skin tone and the appearance of aging. Since the sun is unavoidable, use after sun products whenever you come indoors from frolicking in the sunshine. Treating sunburns on the face and body immediately helps prevent aging and further damage from the UV rays. 

 Watersoul. Each Watersoul product is specifically formulated to reverse the damage that too much sunshine can cause. Equally hydrating and restorative, the shower gel and aloe gel deliver moisture to thirsty skin cells. 

INVEST IN PERIODIC FACIALS

Our spa locator helps connect you with professional estheticians who are instrumental in achieving all your skincare goals. If you can, invest in facials that promote cell turnover, restoration, and hydration.

MAINTAINING EVEN SKIN TONE

Once you’ve achieved an even skin tone, maintaining it is equally important. 

WEAR SUNSCREEN

Preventing excess melanin from forming as a protective response is key to keeping your skin tone even.

WASH MORNING AND NIGHT

Choose cleansers that complement your skin type, be it oily, dry, or combination. A stronger evening cleanser removes grime and makeup while a gentle, hydrating morning wash primes the face for the day.

/skin regimen/ Enzymatic Powder. This cleanser pairs well with all skin types and helps combat the signs of aging with chlorella, rice starch, and enzymes.

Essential Face Wash. This cream-to-foam cleanser restores the skin’s natural luminosity while washing away impurities that can cause breakouts.

DONT'SKIP TONING

Choosing a hydrating toner helps facilitate skincare health by generating cell turnover and removing excess dead skin and dirt that your cleanser may have missed.

Remedy Spray Hydrating Toner. Containing natural-origin prebiotic, this refreshing toner provides the nutrients your skin needs to heal itself. 

SELECT A MOISTURIZER THAT FITS YOU AND YOUR LIFESTYLE

Your skin is constantly changing in response to your environment and lifestyle. As you change, select a moisturizer that satisfies your skin’s current needs.

 ​​Remedy Fragrance Free Face Cream.This light, soothing, and hydrating cream can be worn during the day underneath makeup or at night for oily skin types who need a lightweight moisturizer. 

ESSENTIAL Face Wash

$44.00

REMEDY Hydrating Toner

$44.00

YOU CAN TOO ACHIEVE EVEN SKIN

Selecting high quality products is essential to creating a healthy, glowing complexion.


You can undo all the hard work and effort you’ve put into fostering a healthy skin habitat just by choosing products that introduce toxins into this sensitive environment.


[ comfort zone ] products work with your skin in harmony to create naturally strong, resilient barriers that protect everything living underneath.


We choose ingredients from Mother Nature and reinvest in sustainable actions for the planet we are a part of.

Don’t just protect your skin, protect the place you call home.

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