lotions to even skin tone on the body

I know I'm not the only one who often neglects body care in favour of facial care. I used to pick any random body lotion at the supermarket and keep it moving. It's only when I hit my 30s that body care became a priority.

One of my goals is to even skin tone on the body. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation from eczema, sun damage and chest acne. To get rid of it, I need lotions to even skin tone on the body.  

Usually, the products that do this have exfoliants in them like AHAs, BHAs, PHAs and retinoids. The exfoliants soften, smoothen and get rid of the layer of skin with uneven tone.


6 lotions to even skin tone on the body

Even though some are fragrance-free, all these lotions have a scent that is typical of AHA-containing skincare. Kinda sharp, like vinegar. The pros definitely outweigh this con(if you find it a con) though!


Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion 12% Glycolic AHA

This lotion contains 12% glycolic acid. It is unscented, and doesn't feel greasy or sticky. It's a great cold weather moisturizer for all skin types. Pity with the packaging, I noted some reviewers talmbout how the bottle exploded during shipping.


AmLactin 12% Moisturizing Lotion

This lotion has lactic acid. This lotion is a great option if you have really dry skin, eczema or keratosis pilaris.

Kerastosis pilaris or KP is that hard, bumpy, rough skin that's like a rash on areas like upper arms. I notice that many Africans have it on the back of the arms, close to the elbow. It’s rarely itchy and feels like sandpaper.

I remember this myth in school that KP was caused by leaning your arms against wooden desks. Lies.

Keratin is a protein naturally found in skin. If you carry the gene for keratosis pilaris, your skin will produce extra keratin. This is called hyperkeratinization. The extra keratin will clog pores and cause the bumps.


CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion

This lotion contains salicylic acid. This no-frills lotion is fragrance free, spreads easily and works! Great for all skin types, especially if you have body acne.


Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion

This lotion has 17.5% glycolic acid! Wow! Definitely not for beginners.


Gold Bond Rough & Bumpy Daily Skin Therapy

This lotion contains AHA, BHA and PHA. The lotion is thick, creamy and sticky but it did wonders for the eczema. Great for all skin types.


Paula's Choice RESIST Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% AHA

This lotion has glycolic acid. I really liked this. Silky smooth, absorbs well, fragrance free - it's just slightly overpriced. Great for dry skin.


Remember to always use sunscreen, you will not get rid of uneven skin tone otherwise. Have you tried a lotion to even skin tone on the body before? Let me know!