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What Is Tone And Texture?

These terms go hand-in-hand, but speak to different aspects of skin. Tone refers to the amount of melanin or pigment in the skin, while texture refers to the condition of the skin’s surface.

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Where Does it Appear?

Skin tone and texture concerns can surface anywhere on the body, often presenting differently depending on location. The backs of legs and arms might feel bumpy, while the upper back or chest could feel rough due to dry patches. Other areas of rough, bumpy skin can include the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and sides of the torso.of melanin or pigment in the skin, while texture refers to the condition of the skin’s surface.

What can uneven tone and texture look like?

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Common tone and texture concerns

Skin tone and texture concerns are very common among skin of all types and colors. Rough patches, dry skin, dark spots, blotchiness and bumpy skin can all impact how you feel about your skin and yourself. Finding the cause of your uneven skin tone or texture is the first step to finding a solution.

Rough, Dry Skin
Bumpy Skin (even KP)
Discoloration/ Uneven Tone
40% of adults suffer from Keratosis Pilaris
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Causes of uneven tone and texture

Rough, dry, bumpy skin—or keratosis pilaris—can appear darker and/or redder than one’s overall skin tone.

Uneven skin texture is generally caused by the buildup of excess dead skin cells on the surface of the skin resulting in skin that appears dry and dull.

Keratosis pilaris is a common and harmless skin condition, which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. Some say the bumps look like goosebumps or the skin of a plucked chicken. Though often mistaken for small pimples, these rough-feeling bumps are actually plugs of dead skin cells.


How to address uneven tone and texture

A daily skincare routine is key to address and help avoid uneven tone and texture concerns.

Easing your tone and texture symptoms

Uneven Tone + Texture can affect all skin types, and present itself to varying degrees, in a range of ways. The key to soothing symptoms is finding the right mix of treatments and lifestyle choices for you.

Cleanse: Shower or bathe with a gentle cleanser and warm water.

Exfoliate: Gently remove dull skin buildup.

Moisturize: Replenish hydrate and smooth skin.

Protect: Use a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen every day.

Key ingredients for effective treatment

Aveeno® Tone + Texture harnesses the power of formulas proven gentle yet effective for skin in a sensitive state. These include 1% Prebiotic Oat, Pro-Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and natural PHA (Gluconolactone).


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