How To Deal with Uneven Skin Tone
There are few things as annoying as unevenness in tone when it comes to skincare. Whether it is dark circles around your eyes from those late work nights or hormone-related hypopigmentation, it is understandable that you have had enough and want an even skin canvas to work with.
To help you get your skin even not only in terms of texture but also tone, we have compiled some of the best tips to help with pigmentation issues. That way, you will be a few steps closer to the skin of your dreams.
Use sunscreen diligently
Exposure to UV rays triggers production of melanin. If the exposure is uneven, you will have overproduction of melanin in some parts of the skin and not in others. This will leave you with hyperpigmented patches.
To avoid this, make sure that you use your sunscreen diligently. This means not only using it every day but also ensuring that you use the right kind. You can never go wrong with sunscreen that has an SPF of 50 and above.
Cleanse and exfoliate
The lack of evenness in your skin tone could also be as a result of the buildup of dirt and dead skin cells. It therefore helps to cleanse and exfoliate your skin before trying any other extreme measures to get your skin to have an even tone.
However, it is important that you are gentle on your skin with this strategy especially when it comes to exfoliation. If you exfoliate too aggressively, too frequently, or using very strong products, you might end up worsening the issue.
This is because, for some people, the healing process after skin trauma or irritation includes overproduction of pigment.
Avoid picking at spots on your skin
There is a certain sense of satisfaction that picking at pimple heads or scabs on the skin gives us. Unfortunately, those few seconds of bliss will be followed by annoying scars and uneven pigmentation.
If you want to deal with the unevenness in your skin tone, it is best to take the prevention approach and simply avoid irritating your skin by picking at sensitive spots.
Change your diet
Your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of your body including your nutritional status. The solution to your uneven skin tone may therefore be as easy as a change in diet.
Foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and omega fats in particular have been shown to be very useful in promoting healthy skin including reducing pigment abnormalities.
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