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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Skin Care Routine for Dull and Uneven Skin Tone

My skin is dull and I have uneven skin tone. What can I do about it?

Pigment problem is so common, which is why foundation, concealer, BB cream and CC cream are essential items in most ladies' makeup bag.

Try out this simple yet effective skin care routine to help brighten up your skin and smooth-en your skin tone.

1. Gentle cleanser
2. Antioxidant + sunscreen

Re-apply sunscreen 2 hourly throughout the day. (Yes, I know it isn't easy, but good skin doesn't come the easy way for most people after 30 years old.)

1. Makeup remover / gentle cleanser
2. Retinoids or retinol
3. Moisturiser

A few reminders:
  1. Prescribed topical retinoids (common acne medication) is more effective but may cause irritation (dry, red and even skin peeling for some). Start with a pea size and observe your skin reaction for a week or even two before increasing the amount.
  2. If you have sensitive skin and are trying out new skin care products, start one by one, a week or two apart, just in case you develop any skin reaction, it's easier to identify the culprit.
  3. If "water" is your usual "morning cleanser" and you have no skin problem, go ahead, it makes your routine even simpler. Personally I do not use cleanser except makeup remover and I strongly feel cleanser isn't for everyone, especially if your skin is not too oily. But please do remove your makeup completely.

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