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Skincare Solutions For Olive Skin

The biggest bugbears for this skin tone are sallowness and shifts in pigmentation.

HYPER-PIGMENTATION
ENLARGED PORES
SALLOWNESS
DARK CIRCLES
HYPER PIGMENTATION
ENLARGED PORES
SALLOWNESS
DARK CIRCLES

Hyper-Pigmentation

These dark or irregular patches are due to erratic melanin production. They’re usually treated with lasers and bleaching on the skin’s surface, but research by Lancôme has found that fibroblast cells deep down in the dermis have the power to solve the issue.

  • Step forward Lancôme DreamTone Profile 2, £69, specifically designed for medium skin tones and with the technology to stimulate fibroblasts to do their job.

Enlarged Pores

Olive skin is prone to larger sebaceous glands, and, because pores are the openings for these glands, they too are more pronounced.

Enlarged Pores

Olive skin is prone to larger sebaceous glands, and, because pores are the openings for these glands, they too are more pronounced.

“Olive skin is prone to larger sebaceous glands”

Sallowness

Olive skin has higher levels of bilirubin, a yellow pigment produced in the blood that's associated with the liver’s detox process. With too much of it, skin can take on a sallow appearance, especially in winter.

Dark Circles

‘In olive skin, dark circles are due to an increase in melanin,’ says Elisabeth Bonhadana, Scientific Director of L’Oréal Paris. What's boosting the melanin?

Dark Circles

‘In olive skin, dark circles are due to an increase in melanin,’ says Elisabeth Bonhadana, Scientific Director of L’Oréal Paris. What's boosting the melanin?