Most people turn to makeup to correct uneven skin tone and texture, but why not solve the problem instead of masking it? The term uneven skin tone can mean several different things ranging from texture to hyperpigmentation concerns. The first step to fixing hyperpigmentation is to identify the cause of the problem. Keep reading to learn how to fix uneven skin tone for good.
There are many different causes of uneven skin tone and texture. Skin texture can become uneven due to UV damage, dehydration, poor lifestyle choices, natural aging, and poor circulation. Whereas hyperpigmentation (uneven skin color and skin discoloration) has three main causes: UV exposure, hormonal imbalances, and injury. Identify the cause of your uneven skin tone to prevent further damage.
UV exposure is the common factor that damages both skin texture and color, so it is crucial to wear a broad spectrum SPF every day in addition to the steps below if you truly want to achieve an even skin tone.
Aside from protecting skin from further UV damage, there are other steps to take to remedy an uneven skin tone on the face. Always use the best products for uneven skin tone:
To create even, flawless skin, exfoliation is an absolute necessity. In addition to solving uneven skin texture, exfoliating also helps unclog pores, minimize the appearance of dark under eye circles and crows feet, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and lessen excess oil production.
If you prefer physical scrubs, try Pumice Peel. This "microdermabrasion in a jar" is filled with ultra-fine pumice crystals that buff away dullness, fine lines, and problem pores to create an even texture and tone.
If you want a deeper exfoliation or dislike the feeling of physical facial scrubs, opt for a chemical exfoliant, like Quick Refiner instead. This leave-on gel will visibly smooth skin with powerful alpha hydroxy acids.
For a total purge of impurities, use fan-favorite Kerafole. This will give pores a deep cleanse in addition to vastly improving texture and tone. Perform the Kerafole Purge by using this 10-minute mask 7 days in a row. The Kerafole Purge will sweep away dulling cells and uncover fresh, smooth, and bright skin.
Pro tip: Suffer from uneven skin tone around your mouth? Use a gentle exfoliator, like Measured Micrograins + and softly massage onto your lips and the surrounding skin. Uneven tone on your body? Use a dry brush before you step into the shower to get rid of patchy, uneven skin and increase circulation.
2) Target hyperpigmentation
Aside from exfoliation and UV protection, other uneven skin tone products work to tackle hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation will definitely contribute to an uneven skin tone on the face, whether it's acne spots, melasma, sun spots or overall discoloration. If you suffer from spots or small patches, try LightPlex GigaWatt Dark Spot Corrector. It pinpoints and obliterates stubborn dark spots to create an even skin tone.
For overall discoloration, use LightPlex MegaWatt Skin Brightener to even out tone and brighten skin for all over luminous, hydrated skin.
3) Protect against pollution
Unfortunately, pollution is now one of the biggest causes of uneven skin texture and tone. In fact, recent dermatological studies directly connect pollution with increased dark spots* – not to mention wrinkles! Combine pollution protection with your uneven skin tone products for healthy skin.
Remineralist Daily Moisture replenishes skin's depleted minerals to achieve the elemental equilibrium of young skin. Skin is endowed with an even tone, renewed hydration and powerful protection against daily forces that cause aging and uneven skin texture.
An uneven skin tone treatment in the spa may be necessary to create the perfect complexion. Depending on the severity of your skin concerns, there are several different treatment options:
1) Enzyme exfoliation
Enzyme exfoliation is a type of chemical exfoliation used during a professional facial. The enzymes work more gently than AHA chemicals to break down the "glue" that holds dead, dulling skin cells together. This treatment is ideal for anyone too sensitive for chemical peels that experiences hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, clogged pores, or overall dull skin.
2) Chemical peels
Chemical peels can be the holy grail when it comes to creating an even skin tone. Don't let the stigma chemical peels have scare you – as long as you opt for a modern chemical peel, like Bioelements Ultra-Detox Chemical Peels, you won't have any of the side effects people often associate with traditional peels (like peeling, flaking or redness). With the correct modern chemical peel your skin should be hydrated, detoxified, nourished and exfoliated immediately upon exiting the spa.
3) Bioelements Depigmenting and Brightening Facial
This specific facial is designed to tackle hyperpigmentation concerns. It starts with a thorough professional cleansing, followed by an exfoliation treatment custom blended just for you. The facial is finished with clinical-strength LightPlex GigaWatt Dark Spot Corrector and an activated charcoal mask to help penetrate the active ingredients deep into your skin.
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*Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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