Pigmentation problems? Here’s how to achieve Lupita-levels of luminosity
If it’s a more even skintone you’re after, help is at hand …
Uneven skintone getting you down? We hear you! Although normally associated with older women, pigmentation can affect us at any age – especially all you sun worshippers (UV rays stimulate the skin’s production of melanin, which leads to those dreaded dark spots).
First thing’s first, invest in a supercharged serum to leave your skin next to spotless. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (£38 Feel Unique) is a popular one – with brightening and smoothing ingredients activated C, peony extract and white birch to minimise any dark patches in as little as under a week (if you apply it twice a day obvs).
And if you’re only just starting to see the first signs of pigmentation, then we suggest giving Ren’s Radiance Perfecting Serum a go (£35 Space NK) with plant-derived actives such as vitamin C, liquorice, and wild Canadian rumex to send discolouration packing and create a luminous, post-facial glow.
And if you’re looking to even up your skintone in the meantime, invest in a hard-working foundation especially designed for this purpose. Medium to full-coverage is your best bet. You could follow Lupita’s lead (above) and opt for Lancome’s Teint Idol Ultra Wear Foundation (£32 John Lewis) which is smudge-proof and stays put. Similarly, Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Foundation (£9.99 Superdrug) doesn’t feel heavy or cakey but still leaves skin looking nice and even.