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Summer Ready: Get an Even Skin Tone from Head to Toe

Young woman with dark hair applying Rodan + Fields Essentials SPF to the back of her hand, seated on an outdoor lounge chair

 You take care of the skin on your face, consistently doing your morning and nighttime skincare regimens. But are you taking the same care of the skin on your body? Your whole body needs hydration and sun protection!  And yet, so many of us skip taking care of the skin on our bodies, opting only to maintain our skincare routines on our faces in the name of anti-aging. Your body skin deserves some love, as well! 

Here, we’ll talk about how to achieve beautiful, glowing, even skin tone on your body and how to address concerns from dark spots to dry skin to sun damage.  

How To Address Dark Spots 

Always apply sunscreen during the day to protect areas from getting darker spots and preventing future ones from developing.  

Notice a dark spot on your hands, arms or chest? Targeted Dark Spot Corrector helps tackle stubborn marks anywhere on your body. Its exclusive Patented RF3 Antioxidant Complex protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals including the knock-on effects of melanin production. A carefully curated collection of ingredients such as kojic acid, niacinamide and vitamin c target the various forms of existing pigment and addresses how this pigment builds up in the skin.   

Apply it every night to the affected area for a few weeks to see your dark spot fade over time.  

How To Address Dry Skin  


Keep a quality moisturizer on hand that makes your skin sing. By moisturizing both day and night, you give skin a chance to balance and hydrate, as well as protect. Opt for a richer cream or a lighter lotion to suit your skin’s preferences or adjust to climate.  


Exfoliation is an additional way to keeping your skin looking its best. Sloughing off dead skin cells helps your skin look smooth and even in tone. There are two ways to exfoliate the skin on your body. You want to indulge in a full-body exfoliation 2-3 times per week.  

Dry Brushing 

Dry brushing is a popular skincare treatment that originated in Europe, but now has officially become mainstream in the U.S. The process is simple and helps you get rid of  dead skin cells while encouraging new cell renewal. The results include skin that looks smoother and brighter afterward. Dry brushing offers many benefits including assistance of unclogging pores, leading to clearer skin. 

Body Scrubs 

If dry brushing isn’t your thing, body scrubs are the way to go. Opt for one with oil for a moisturizing experience while you shower. Apply it after you wash your skin with a soap or a body wash, then rinse it off well before toweling off and applying your favorite body lotion. Try ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer. This lightweight lotion boasts Sunflower + Jojoba Seed Oils to tackle dry, flaky skin as it helps retain moisture for a soft, smooth, refreshed feel. 

How To Protect Your Skin From The Sun 

To keep the skin on your body looking youthful and healthy, it’s vital to protect it from the sun’s rays.  

“Whether it is cloudy, rainy, or bright, you need your sun protection every day because every day is ‘sunday’ as far as your skin is concerned,” says Dr. Katie Rodan.  

SPF is the most important antiaging product in your routine. If I were going on vacation and I could only bring one product with me, I would bring the Triple Defense Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 because it does a number of things, including the most important job of sun protection,” Dr. Katie Rodan says. Even if you’re inside and sitting by a window, UV rays can still penetrate and affect your skin. Dr. Katie Rodan says that a lot of women who tan and come to her office with sun damage have a misperception that if they have abused their skin and aging changes become visibly apparent, she  will be able to rescue their with “a magic laser eraser, undoing all of the damage and restoring their skin to its virginal state when it looked young and healthy.”  But the fact is, of course,  there is no magic wand! Sunscreen and staying out of the sun is your best antiaging defense.  

If you’ll be enjoying a day at the pool or the beach, it’s all about a spray-on body sunscreen for easy application. If you’re swimming, you want to make sure to reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours so that you keep your skin protected and even toned. Try to avoid being outside when sun is most powerful and highest in the sky, around 10am-2pm, and don’t forget to cover up with sunglasses, hats, scarves and more.  

Add A Little Tinted Shimmer To Your Look 

For a night out, add a little shimmer to your arms and legs with a moisturizing product. To even out your skin tone on your body if you’re dealing with dark marks, apply a little tinted moisturizer mixed into your body lotion for super smooth, flawless skin.  

Now you’re ready to reveal a radiant skin tone from head to toe! 

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