How To Correct Uneven Skin In 20 Minutes

The quest for a bright, glowing skin tone can seem never-ending, but it does not have to take long. Here is a routine that will teach you how to get you an even skin tone naturally at home and make you look radiant, even if you are in a rush.

1. Exfoliate - 3 minutes

If you have been searching the internet about how to get rid of dull skin, exfoliating is one of the easiest and quickest ways to refresh and revive your skin. A gentle facial scrub helps to rid the skin of dead cells that are clogging up the pores and contributing to dullness. Use gentle, circular movements with a fine grain scrub so as not to harm the skin. Even a quick once-over with your favourite cleanser and a face cloth can do wonders. Just make sure you avoid the fragile eye contour area and concentrate on the sides of the nose, where blocked pores and blackheads most commonly occur. You can also use a scrub all over your body, especially on your knees and elbows, to enjoy soft and smooth skin.

You can also try a toner or essence containing gentle acids salicylic acid for dry skin to slough off dead skin cells. What is salicylic acid and why is it so loved? Salicylic acid for your skin is a beta hydroxy acid, BHA, that penetrates deep into the skin to unclog your pores and is a perfect for those who been trying to understand how to get rid of scars at home. Using salicylic acid for exfoliation is a great way to give your complexion a boost every day. The best part about using salicylic acid products is that they are mild enough for everyday use. So while you cannot use a physical scrub every single day, you definitely can use an essence with salicylic acid to get an even skin tone.

2. Purify - 10 minutes

A clay mask has multiple benefits and will purify, refresh and draw out impurities, meaning fewer blackheads and spots. Apply a thick layer of a clay-based mask to a cleansed face and leave it on for 10 minutes while it dries. Then, simply rinse off with lukewarm water and follow with your favourite toner and moisturiser. Use the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Exfoliate and Pore Refining Mask to refine your skin in just 10 minutes. The Red Algae extract in this clay mask scrubs away the rough skin and unclogs pores to give you a polished, pore-minimized, and smooth complexion.

3. Moisturise - 2 minutes

Hydrate your face using a lightweight moisturiser. Do not skip this step even if you have got oily skin: doing so will make your skin produce even more sebum to compensate for the lack of hydration. Opt for creams that are non-comedogenic (pore-clogging) and which contain sebum-regulating agents such as glycolic acid. A key ingredient to look out for is vitamin C; as well as being brilliant at preventing colds, when applied topically, it can really help to even out skin tone by fading any dark patches. Using salicylic acid for skin concerns like dry and dull skin is also a good way to moisturize as well as mildly exfoliate your skin, both at the same time.

If you want to get rid of dull skin, try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence. The brightening salicylic acid in the essence refines pores and skin texture and penetrates up to 10 skin layers deep* to reveal bright, clear, and youthful skin. Using salicylic acid for dry skin is a great way to improve the skin’s moisture retention and smoothen the skin’s texture.

Another way to instantly and intensely hydrate your skin is to use a hydrating sheet mask. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask is infused with one bottle of essence and delivers more essence to your skin, leaving you with a skin tone that is bright and crystal clear. Use this sheet mask thrice a week to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Another active ingredient that would really help locking in the hydration is Hyaluronic Acid! Hyaluronic acid is a natural humectant and we can’t stress enough about the wonders it does for all skin types! Completely safe to use for any skin type, it holds upto 1,000 times it’s weight in water! Try the L’Oréal Paris Plumping Hyaluronic Acid Day Cream, which would really help in achieving not only hydrated, but also radiant skin!

And remember to always apply an SPF, whatever the weather. If your moisturiser does not have one already built into it, be sure to seek out a separate product. Preventing any further sun damage will help you to avoid the pigmentation marks that lead to an uneven tone in the first place.

4. No-makeup makeup - 5 minutes

This is where make-up comes into play. Silicone-based primers will help to blur the surface of the skin and leave a unifying film across it, minimising the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and pigmentation. Apply concealer or a little foundation where needed.

Whether you slept through an alarm and are late for a presentation or want to get a glowing complexion before your dinner date, this quick and easy skincare and makeup routine will help you correct your uneven skin tone and will give you an even skin tone naturally at home in just 20 minutes.

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer