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What Is Uneven Skin Tone? (+ 5 Ways to Fix It)

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What Is Uneven Skin Tone? (+ 5 Ways to Fix It)

As you age, your skin won’t look as young as you feel—and that’s okay!

Discolouration, roughness, and blemishes are a frustrating reality of uneven skin tone and uneven skin texture—not to mention, they’re a natural part of aging—but are also a result of sun damage, environmental aggressors, and acne scarring.

Fortunately, advancements in dermatology and skincare have paved the way for a range of innovative solutions to restore and rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.

In this article we’ll explore the intricacies of uneven skin tone and texture, shedding light on its causes and offering insights into the various treatments that can help you achieve a flawless complexion.

Common Causes of Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone and texture can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from external influences to internal imbalances.

The top culprits for uneven skin tone and texture include:

  • Sun damage
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Acne scarring
  • Environmental factors, such as pollutants, harsh weather conditions, and toxins
    Aging
  • Skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea
  • Improper skincare

While much can be said about preventative measures, it takes starting early and a lot of habit building to ensure you’re diligent in protecting your skin as you go through your everyday activities. Even if you spend your whole life religiously following a skincare routine that involves plenty of active ingredients and sunscreen, your skin will still lose its natural glow and elasticity over time.

Still, uneven skin tone isn’t something you have to live with. There are now painless and affordable treatments to restore your skin’s youthful glow, improve the signs of aging, achieve a more even skin tone, and ultimately, get your confidence back.

 A close-up photo of a person with sunspots.

What Does Uneven Face Skin Tone Look Like?

Because discolouration encompasses a wide range of skin concerns, it will look different for everyone.

However, one telltale sign of this problem is that the affected area will look darker than the surrounding skin. This is because your body is producing excess melanin to shield itself from sun damage. So, whenever your skin is unprotected, melanin production kicks into gear.

It might also look like highly pigmented hues around your mouth, nose, upper lip, or cheeks. This is called melasma, and it’s caused by a change in hormones.

For those with hyperpigmentation due to acne scars, dark spots could appear flat and grey, red, or dark brown.

Finally, uneven skin tone brought on by uneven skin texture may feel rough or dry, especially if the skin is dehydrated or lacks moisture.

Knowing the cause of your skin discolouration will make it easier to treat your problem areas.

How to Get a More Even Skin Tone

1. Sunscreen

One of the most effective ways to nip this problem in the bud is by regularly applying sunscreen—even on rainy or cloudy days. The sun causes more damage to your skin than anything else, so stop skipping this crucial step and start incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine!

2. Don’t Irritate Your Skin

Another way is to stop picking at your skin, especially breakouts. Not only will picking at your skin make any discolouration more noticeable, but you’re also liable to cause more damage that can be hard to undo.

3. Nourish Your Skin

Adding a high concentration of vitamin C to your routine and regularly exfoliating your skin can help brighten your complexion and treat dark spots. But as effective as these methods are, there are faster and more effective ways to treat skin discolouration.

Clinical Treatments That Work

Rather than committing to a months-long multi-step skincare routine at home, you can instead opt to undergo certain treatments that stimulate skin repair.

 A photo of a woman smiling and touching her cheeks.

4. Laser Treatment

The Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser is a popular treatment that combines the best in deep dermal rejuvenation and epidermal renewal. It works to help reveal new skin with fewer fine lines for improved skin texture and tone.

It is a painless procedure with a short recovery time. The most that you’ll feel is warmth during the session, which typically lasts for an hour or less. Prior to the treatment, you might be given a topical anesthetic so you don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure.

The customizable nature of this treatment means you can work with your clinician to create a plan that fits your schedule. For example, opting to have multiple lighter treatments as opposed to one intensive session.

You should see immediate results after one session. Roughly two to five days after the treatment, you should expect your skin’s outer layer to slough. However, this is totally normal and will eventually lead to the reveal of your now even and radiant-looking skin.

5. BBL™ Broadband Light

Another option for treating uneven facial skin tone is BBL™ Broadband Light. This is a non-invasive procedure that uses intense pulsed light to reduce brown spots, redness, freckles, broken capillaries, and other skin damage.

This treatment works by delivering light to problem areas to target the causes of discolouration for a more even skin tone and an overall youthful look.

Put Your Best Face Forward With APT Medical Aesthetics

Developing an uneven face skin tone is a frustrating part of life, but as you’ve learned, there are steps you can take and solutions available to counteract this common concern.

If you want to experience longer-lasting solutions to uneven facial skin tone, then the experts at APT Medical Aesthetics are here to help. Our aestheticians will work with you to find the best option available in order to get you the results you’re looking for.

Contact us today for more uneven skin tone advice and a free consultation!

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