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.
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.
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.