Uneven skin tone is a common skin condition that affects lots of people. There are so many factors that play into getting a healthy skin condition, and there are steps that can be taken for an even flawless skin tone. For an even skin tone, it is essential to address all the factors contributing to its overall look. Two things that make skin appear uneven are texture and color.
The first step in getting an even skin tone is to identify the causes of your skin pigmentation. We identified some common skin pigmentation and solutions for them. In this post, we will focus on how to get an even flawless skin and maintaining it.
STEPS FOR FLAWLESS EVEN SKIN TONE.
To get and maintain an even skin tone, you need to build a skincare routine that focuses on smoothing out skin’s texture to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation (dark spots). In addition, the skin needs to be protected to avoid the pigmentation from coming back.
EXFOLIATE ONCE A WEEK – The top layer of the skin is made up of dead skin cells. Dead skin cells can cause the skin to look dull. Regular exfoliation can speed up removing the dead cells for healthier, smoother, and brighter-looking skin. There are two types of exfoliators: chemical and physical exfoliant.
- Chemical Exfoliator – Chemical exfoliators are acids that get rid of dead skin cells. They work by breaking the bonds that hold skin cells together. As the bonds are broken, the top layer of the skin cells shed, revealing regenerated skin. With regular use, skin can feel smoother, more even-toned with fewer lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels are more potent chemical exfoliators that can be done to peel and target deep skin pigmentation. Over the counter, chemical exfoliators contain Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) – “lactic acid, glycolic acid, and mandelic acid,” Beta hydroxy acids (BHA), and Polyhydroxy acid (PHA.)
- Physical Exfoliator – Physical exfoliators are scrubs, powders, and brushes. They use particles to manually resurface the skin. They can be very abrasive and don’t penetrate the skin as deeply as a chemical exfoliator. The procedure for harsh physical exfoliation is called dermabrasion.
TARGET SKIN DE – PIGMENTATION – To visibly reduce the appearance of scars and uneven skin tone after accelerating skin renewal and exfoliant. Use body care products with skin-depigmenting ingredients. Some common skin depigmenting ingredients are:
- Kojic Acid – Kojic acid is a natural skin brightening ingredient that works by inhibiting tyrosinase activity (the pigment-producing enzyme). It brightens the complexion, evens out the skin tone, causing dull skin to look healthier and more vibrant.
- Niacinamide is a derivative of niacin that works to improve uneven skin tone, diminish dullness, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and strengthen a weakened surface. It helps skin retain its moisture and improve signs of aging.
Note: Other skin depigmenting ingredients are glutathione, mulberry root extract, licorice root extract, bearberry (alpha-arbutin), arbutin, vitamin c.
DIET AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES – Skin is the body’s largest organ, and diet plays a vital role in nourishing the skin cells. Clear, beautiful skin is made up of healthy, vibrant, and elastic skin cells. A high-nutrient diet plays a significant role in nourishing skin health. High-nutrient foods are rich in vitamins, zinc, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and other vital nutrients. Low-nutrient food like sugary snacks, greasy and processed foods can speed up the development of wrinkles and age spots. In addition, dairy can trigger various skin irritants like acne.
- Stay Hydrated – Keeping skin and body hydrated can do wonders for the skin. Drinking water hydrates your body and helps skin flush out toxins, leading to flawless, healthy, glowing skin.
- Use Sunscreen – It is essential to use sunscreen to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays. Using sunscreen can protect the skin and prevent sun damage to the skin.
There are treatment options that are available via prescription from a dermatologist. They can be more expensive, but they can help treat stubborn skin problems. Dermatologists can also do laser treatment or chemical peels to improve skin tone. Laser treatments are used to enhance skin tones, lighten scars, age, and sunspots. Yellow lasers, for example, are used to flatten scars and reduce their redness.