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How to Balance an Uneven Skin Tone

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Uneven skin tone or irregular darkening of the skin is a very common (yet harmless) skin concern. While it can temporarily be masked with make-up, a targeted skincare routine can make a true durable difference. Keep reading to discover how to even skin tone for a clearer, more even-looking and radiant complexion.  

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What Is Uneven Skin Tone? 

An uneven skin tone can also be described as irregular darkening of the skin and often caused by an overproduction of melanin (the pigment which is responsible for hair and skin color). These dark or red patches are often linked to the appearance of ‘aged skin’ and can result in tired-looking, lacklustre face skin.

What Causes Uneven Skin Tone? 

Uneven skin tone can be caused by two main phenomena: hyperpigmentation and lack of exfoliation. Understanding your concerns will help you find the right solution for your needs. 

Hyperpigmentation 

The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. When the body is exposed to UV light, melanin production increases to help shield skin from sun damage. If too much melanin is produced, hyperpigmentation sets in, and skin tone is left looking uneven.  

Hyperpigmentation can also be the result of hormone imbalance, age, genetics, and skin injuries that have darkened over time. 

Lack Of Exfoliation 

In constant renewal, the natural cycle of skin cell production and replacement takes between 28 and 40 days and can often cause dead cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface. Unless skin is exfoliated frequently as part of a healthy skincare ritual, these dull cells can prevent light from being evenly reflected, resulting in a dull, lacklustre tone and grainy texture.  

How Do I Get Rid Of Uneven Skin Tone?

Reduce Hyperpigmentation With Vitamin C  

Among its many benefits, Vitamin C evens out the skin tone by inhibiting the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme that is responsible for the production of melanin (the pigment that gives skin its colour). With continued topical use, Vitamin C can help to prevent dark spots from forming and brighten skin without altering its normal pigmentation.  

Try: Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum and Illumineye C eye cream. Formulated with a stabilised form of Vitamin C, these brightening essentials help to balance pigmentation for a more unified-looking skin tone. Apply daily after cleansing and toning to lend skin a radiant, healthy and youthful glow.  Find more of our uneven skin tone products online today. 

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Exfoliate With A Face Scrub 

By buffing away dead and uneven skin cells, mechanical exfoliation helps to smooth the skin’s texture and tone, revealing the fresh, bright and healthy cells beneath. 

Try: Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher. Enriched with marine micro-algae and natural pumice, this physical exfoliator works to slough away rough, flaky skin to refine its texture and brighten tone. Massage gently into the face and neck for two minutes, then rinse thoroughly.  

Exfoliate With Acids 

By stimulating the skin’s natural renewal process and helping to slough away dead surface cells, glycolic and salicylic acids work to clarify and refine. Applied topically, these chemical exfoliants can improve the appearance of uneven skin.  

Try: Omorovicza Acid Solution or Acid Fix. Combining a potent blend of AHAs and BHA, both of these treatments help to exfoliate the skin, promote cell renewal, reduce pigmentation, and even the skin tone. The first can be used daily after cleansing but before hydrating, while the second, more concentrated in acids, should be applied as a treatment two to three times a week.  Alternatively, Copper Peel combines a blue copper paste with a lactic acid activator to polish and smooth, for a brighter, more even skin tone.

Expert Tip: Always wear SPF after using acids, and never use alongside a mechanical exfoliator.  

Wear SPF To Prevent Hyperpigmentation 

To prevent sun damage-related hyperpigmentation, apply an SPF cream every day to help shield the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.  

Try: Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF30. Combining mineral sunscreens with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, this cream provides SPF30 UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection and helps to prevent sun damage. 

Apply Tinted BB Cream To Even Skin Tone 

To complement a targeted skincare routine, concealers, foundations and tinted BB creams can also be applied to cover hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone. 

Try: Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20. Delivering sheer, even and natural-looking coverage, these tinted moisturisers blend seamlessly onto the skin and creates a protective veil that shields from the damaging effects of UV rays. Shop all Omorovicza uneven skin tone products here.

Book An Illuminating Facial At An Omorovicza Spa

The Omorovicza Illuminating Facial is best for brightening and evening the skin tone. After cleansing with our Thermal Cleansing Balm, the skin is gently exfoliated with our Copper Peel, before our Vitamin C serum is applied to target dullness and pigmentation.

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