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The Best YTTP Products for More Even Skin Tone + Improved Texture

When it comes to helping skin tone look more even and smoothing skin texture, exfoliation is one of the gold standards. Why? Because it helps to remove surface dead skin cells buildup and leaves skin brighter and more even-looking. Just ask any skincare expert: A solid exfoliation routine that incorporates a chemical or physical exfoliant can work wonders to improve the look of dark spots and smooth rough skin texture, but the way in which you use them is key. Here, discover how to use Youth To The People’s newly reformulated Kombucha + 10% AHA Power Exfoliant in your routine alongside other YTTP all-stars to score more luminous, healthy-looking skin. In other words, here’s the YTTP skincare routine for helping to visibly even skin tone and improve texture.

“On its own, Kombucha Power Exfoliant is great at helping to address textural issues and brighten the look of skin as it contains a strategic blend of 7% lactic acid and 3% glycolic acid. The formula works to remove dead skin cells and encourage the natural skin surface shedding process,” says Jacob Tomás del Rosario, YTTP’s Director of Field Sales + Education. “It’s a powerful leave-on liquid exfoliant that’s also formulated with hydrators like glycerin and betaine, along with antioxidant-rich black tea ferment filtrate.”

Despite being a stellar standalone product for helping to address texture and reveal a more even-looking skin tone, Kombucha Power Exfoliant can also be alternated with a physical exfoliant like YTTP’s Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial , as well as a retinoid, like the Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum . Just not all at the same time.

“Chemical and physical exfoliationwork via different mechanisms,” explains del Rosario. “Your chemical exfoliant helps to break up the bonds between dead skin cells, while your physical exfoliant manually removes the excess buildup to help create a super smooth-feeling and even-looking surface.” Del Rosario recommends using Energy Facial once or twice a week depending on your skin—in addition to Kombucha Power Exfoliant two to three times a week on alternating days—for optimal results.

“Energy Facial contains bamboo and diatomaceous earth micro-exfoliants as well as bromelain and papain enzymes. This formula helps polish the skin to leave it feeling smoother,” says del Rosario. “You’ll want to apply the formula to clean, damp skin, leave it on for two minutes, and then gently polish it away by adding water to the skin and using light circular motions to massage, then rinse off.”

When it comes to a retinoid, like Kombucha Power Exfoliant and Energy Facial, YTTP’s Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum also aids in brightening the skin. Important to note, however, is that AHAs and retinal should not be mixed—they are great partners, just avoid using them on the same day.

“Retinal is a retinoid, a gold star class of ingredients in skincare when it comes to smoothing skin texture,” says del Rosario. “Retinal itself doesn’t exfoliate, but rather helps to speed up the natural skin cell turnover process to leave your skin looking healthier and your complexion visibly more radiant. That’s why it makes such an amazing partner to exfoliants.”

As Rosario explains, one great way to use all three products is by “skin cycling,” which is a recent skincare trend that involves using a chemical or physical exfoliant as part of your routine one night, followed by a night with a routine that includes a retinoid, and then two days of rest with nothing but hydrating and moisture-replenishing products. (Think Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream , Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask , and Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum.)

And these, folks, are *the* YTTP products to help even the look of skin tone and to smooth skin texture. With consistent use, this hero lineup helps reveal brighter-looking, smoother-feeling skin that looks lit from within. Shop these products now to experience the results for yourself.

Written by Kaleigh Fasanella for Youth To The People
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