Dare To Bare Your Skin With No Makeup! #DoveBeauty #Spon

This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant – designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.

    I have never worn a lot of makeup.  It’s not that I wouldn’t benefit from wearing a little more makeup it’s just that I have never really been a fan of having too much on my face and skin.  Over the years, the most makeup that you see me wearing has been eyeliner, mascara, lipstick or lipgloss, and some mineral powder dusted on to control shine.

    As I am getting older, however, I am noticing that my skin does not have the same consistency that it used to have when I was younger.  I am noticing more dark and light spots on my face and freckles are becoming a little more prominent.  I’ve been finding myself looking for ways to take better care of my skin so that I don’t have to wear a lot of foundation and makeup to cover imperfections. Here I am in all my glory with no makeup:

    Dark spots on the face and other parts of the body are a problem that most women will have to deal with at some point in their lives.  Common causes of dark spots on the face have to do with too much exposure to the sun.  Dark spots on other parts of your skin, such as your underarms are caused by too much shaving or wearing harsh deodorants.

    One way to deal with dark spots on your face is to exfoliate.  Since acne can be the cause of some of your dark spots, gently exfoliating can help to remove dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface of your skin.  This process helps to rejuvenate your skin if you do it regularly and will cause dark spots to lighten on their own.

    Another way to lighten dark spots on your skin is to use a whitening mask once a week.  Whitening masks target the dark spots on your face by lightening them gradually.  They help to brighten your skin and make it look fresh and vibrant.

    Dark armpits are mostly caused by shaving.  What happens is that shaving cuts the hairs off just below the surface of the skin.  As a result, if your hairs are slightly darker than your skin color, it gives the appearance that your skin has dark stains when really it’s hair that is below the surface of your skin.  Dove Clear Tone Skin Renew Deodorant moisturizes your skin with calendula and sunflower seed extracts and helps to restore your skin to its natural tone.  It also provides 24 hour odor and wetness protection.

    To prevent the occurrence of dark spots from worsening or reappearing, you should use a sunblock containing an SPF of at least 15 every time you go out and expose your skin to sunlight.  This is very important during the cold winter months too.  It is a fallacy that you do not have to worry about exposure to UV rays in the Fall and Winter.  You must protect your skin at all times!

Disclosure:  I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective.com. All the opinions expressed here are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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