How To Deal With Uneven Skin Tone

Jyotika Udeshi
Source: Shutterstock
Source: Shutterstock

Out of all the makeup products we use, women credit foundation to being the most life-changing one. Why? Because the right one can cover up most imperfections and make your skin look absolutely flawless. Honestly though, wouldn’t you rather flaunt your bare skin rather than resorting to foundations? Uneven skin tone is an issue that plagues a vast majority of the population. The good news here though is that with proper care you can work to prevent and treat it.

How It Is Caused

To tackle this problem, we first need to understand how it’s caused. One of the common reasons is too much sun exposure. UV rays cause an overproduction of melanin, which results in dark spots across your face. Hormones and acne scarring are other factors responsible for the unevenness.

How To Treat It

There are a number of ingredients that can help even out your complexion, such as:

1. Hydroquinone

Touted as one of the best ingredients for this issue, hydroquinone works to lighten and diminish the appearance of dark spots.

Murad Rapid Age Spot And Pigment Lightening Serum | Source: Murad
Murad Rapid Age Spot And Pigment Lightening Serum | Source: Murad

2. Retinol

This anti-aging ingredient is also a genius at repairing skin damage in the form of pigmentation.

Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair | Source: Dermalogica
Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair | Source: Dermalogica

3. Glycolic Acid

By buffing off all your dead and dry skin, glycolic acid exfoliates your face to brighten it up and improve its texture.

Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask | Source: Caudalie
Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask | Source: Caudalie

Your dermatologist may also recommend laser treatments to speed up the process.

How To Prevent It

Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Protecting yourself daily from the harsh rays of the sun should be your #1 priority. If you are using any of the above products, you need to be even more diligent in your application. In addition, resist from picking at your pimples and other outbreaks.

Are there any other skin woes you want to know about? Let us know in the comments below.

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