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    3 Flawless skin rules to live by

    Photography: Cameron McDonald

    3 Flawless skin rules to live byDark marks, no more! There’s no need to hide – follow these simple rules and you can banish those blemishes, for good.

    1 Get serious about sunscreen

    This the one habit you need to get into. UV protection is key when it comes to preventing dark marks from developing and skin from ageing. And yes, women of colour do have some natural skin protection, but it’s definitely not enough. Reach for a day cream with a minimum SPF15.

    2 Don’t skip your skincare routine

    Got oily skin? A good cleansing routine will help you control sebum and pimples than can ultimately lead to further dark marks. You may want to look at investing in a night cream that contains retinol. This will help increase your cell turnover which will help reduce dark marks (and fight wrinkles)!

    3 Always look at ingredients 

    Look for skincare products that have been labelled as ‘brighteners’, ‘lighteners’ or ‘even tone’. These help block the production of melanin, stopping the formation of new spots and helping fade existing marks. Your key ingredients? Arbutin, Kojic acid, liquorice extract, vitamin C, lactic acid, mulberry extract and hydroquinone.

    Looking for more skin advice? For a complexion that glows, check out our edit of the top 10 skin clearing foods you should incorporate into your diet and follow these 10 tips if you want to keep wrinkles at bay.

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