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How to Get Even Skin Tone in 5 Steps

Skin discoloration is a common concern. If you're looking to jumpstart a routine to address this, here's how to even out skin tone in five easy steps.

In today's skincare-crazed world, a common issue for many is uneven skin tone. While a quick internet search can provide a list of products and steps to help you achieve glowing, glass skin, it's important first to know what uneven skin tone is and what causes it.

The skin becomes uneven due to the hyperpigmentation present in select areas of the body. This discoloration may come in the form of blotching, redness, or sunspots. While there is no single root cause to uneven skin tone, the primary factors include acne and acne scars, sun exposure, hormonal changes, skin damage, and aging.

Aside from nurturing your skin on the inside by eating healthy and drinking plenty of water, the best way to address uneven complexion is by curating a skincare regimen that targets these dark tones at their core.

If you don't have a standard set yet, let Garnier show you how to even out skin tone and prevent further discoloration with these simple and effective steps.

Easy 5-Step Skincare Regimen for Bright, Even Skin


1. Remove dirt, oil, and makeup with micellar water

The routine begins with a fresh and clean face. Whether you're an advocate of double-cleansing or a fast yet thorough wash, micellar water makes the perfect first step to getting rid of dirt, oil, and makeup on your skin.

Micellar water is a 3-in-1 solution that acts as an excellent toner, makeup remover, and cleanser. This go-to beauty must-have is formulated with purified water, hydrating ingredients, and micelles, which work like magnets to remove gunk and other impurities without stripping the skin of moisture.

With the Garnier Vitamin C Micellar Water, you can say goodbye to dull and uneven skin tone, as it deeply cleanses and immediately brightens the skin. Infused with micellar technology and vitamin C, it effectively captures every trace of residue in the face for instantly brighter, cleaner, and even-looking skin.

2. Cleanse with an anti-acne cleanser

Since acne scars are a primary cause of discoloration, targeting this concern from the source is half the battle.

After wiping your face with micellar water, follow it up with a water-based cleanser to clear out any remaining dirt, oil, and makeup in your pores. This double-cleansing technique is key to clearing your skin off pollutants and managing bad cases of breakouts.

In case you need a new addition to your skincare routine, the Garnier 3-in-1 Anti Acne Cleanser makes a fine choice, especially for those with oily or acne-prone skin. This all-in-1 facial cleanser enriched with vitamin C and salicylic acid removes excess dirt and grime, fights acne bacteria, and brightens skin, giving you a natural and even glow in no time!

3. Apply vitamin C serum

If a vitamin C serum isn't on your skincare regimen yet, it's about time you get one and make it your best friend! Apart from boosting the immune system, ascorbic acid also has multiple skin benefits.

According to clinical studies, vitamin C is a safe and fast-acting ingredient against hyperpigmentation. With skin tissue growth and recovery as its primary functions, vitamin C makes for the perfect brightening serum, allowing gentle exfoliation and cell renewal for blemish-free skin.

Plus, learning how to use vitamin C serum is very easy, making it ideal for newbies. For an effective serum, try the latest Garnier Vitamin C Booster Serum with 30x the power of vitamin C to lighten dark spots and acne marks in just three days.

4. Moisturize with a day cream

Staying hydrated will do wonders for your skin. In addition to finishing eight glasses of water every day, regular moisturizing helps you achieve nourished skin and resolve discoloration. There are many great options to choose from, but a non-comedogenic moisturizer aids in preventing further tone unevenness caused by clogged pores and irritation.

If you're on the lookout for an ultra-light moisturizer without the greasy feel, the Garnier Yuzu Cream SPF36 is a valuable pick. This brightening serum day cream is formulated with pure lemon essence and SPF 36, which can get you up to three tones brighter for a more even-toned skin.

5. Wear sunscreen

Per Dr. Laura Scott, a Miami-based dermatologist and lifestyle blogger, "The cells that make dark spots are activated by sunlight. Even a little bit of unprotected exposure can reverse all of the hard work you put in."

With that said, the most important thing you could do for your skin is to wear sunscreen daily, no matter the weather. To keep dark spots caused by sun damage at bay, choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection. 

For an added vitamin C boost, try Garnier UV Matte Brightening Sunscreen. This spot-proof sunscreen, specially designed for Asian women and oily skin, is lightweight and non-greasy and helps brighten uneven skin tone. While shielding the skin against harmful UV rays, its 12-hour oil control also gives an easy, matte finish for a naturally smoother look.

Paving the Way for an Even Skin Tone

Coming up with a structured skincare routine starts with identifying the problem that needs to be addressed. If you're dealing with uneven skin tone, take this guide as a basis to jumpstart your skincare journey for healthy, glowing skin.

For a comprehensive regimen that works, head over to the Garnier shop. Check out the Bright Complete line and scroll through its wide range of products that are sure to leave your skin brighter than ever before!