After I cleanse and moisturise my skin, it’s always super shiny but not oily. Could shiny-ness be a sign of over-exfoliation? I currently use a light exfoliator and an exfoliating pad every day, and my serum contains AHAs and BHAs, so basically my issue boils down to having shiny skin right after I wash my face and then oily skin later for the rest of the day. What should I add to my routine?

That glow is one of exfoliated skin, and while that looks great, your routine may actually be over-doing it. We would choose either a chemical exfoliator or physical exfoliator and only a few times a week at most. In the summer, please be aware that AHAs and BHAs make the skin much more sensitive to the sun. If we were choosing, we would do an exfoliator pad two times a week. Make sure you are using a good sunscreen and an antioxidant daily to maximise your routine.

I’m naturally pale and fair-skinned, but my scars are all super white, rather than the dark purple colour people usually get. Any tips for blending them out, fading them, or anything to use to stop a scar being so bad from me picking a spot?

Unfortunately, some people with really fair skin do scar that bright white you are noticing. There is not much that can be done to re-pigment the scar to a natural skin tone. But if you do get an injury, making sure the area heals as well as possible will minimise the scarring. If you get a fresh wound, we would recommend using Vaseline on it right away and make sure you keep it covered. This is probably the best way to minimise scarring.

How can I fix uneven skin tone?

Uneven skin tone is caused by uneven distribution of pigment; it can also be caused by extreme sun exposure and hormonal changes. If you do not exfoliate your skin properly, you can develop uneven skin tone because of the excessive buildup of dead skin cells. You can use serums, creams that contain vitamin C to even your skin tone. You can also swear by home remedies to get back an even toned skin.