How to Get An Even Skin Tone? Here are 5 Efficient Steps

Apr. 30
While there is no such thing as a perfect skin tone, women still try to get that ‘perfect’ look. And you’re struggling with an uneven skin tone, it can put a real challenge on things. Uneven skin tones not only make your natural face look blotchy and oddly hued but applying makeup can become an issue, too, as different areas require different shades.
What’s a girl to do? Well, we’ve come up with a 5-step solution that works to conquer uneven skin tones, leaving you with a bright, dewy complexion that’s close to perfection. 
What is an Uneven Skin Tone?
An uneven skin tone can also be referred to as hyperpigmentation. This is due to the fact that hyper means above, while pigment refers to the color. Put these two words together and you have what is known as overproduction of melanin, which causes an uneven complexion otherwise known as hyperpigmentation.
What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?
A lot of things can cause an uneven skin tone. The most common reason behind an uneven skin tone is sun exposure, though, especially those who enjoy tanning without any type of protection from the sun. However, there are other common reasons for an uneven skin tone, such as aging, dry skin, or normal hormonal fluctuations. 
5 Effective Steps to Getting Rid of an Uneven Skin Tone
Now that we know the cause behind uneven skin tones, it’s time to come up with a solution. BY following these 8 effective steps to getting rid of an uneven skin tone, you can achieve skin that is bright, dewy, and evenly complected. Let’s take a closer look at how to get rid of uneven skin tones:
1. Figure Out Your Skin Type and Start a Beauty Routine
Your skincare routine is imperative when it comes to getting rid of an uneven skin tone. This is because you need to start at the root of your skin problems before trying to solve the complexion issue. Think about it- even if you tried to get an even skin tone with dry skin, you would still end up with flakes and cracks that would lead to further complexion issues. That being said, create a beauty regime that fixes all your skin issues. 
  • Dry: A woman struggling with dry skin needs to make sure she’s purchasing products specifically designed to provide nourishment and hydration, such as the Clinique Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Customer-Repair Moisturizer. Those with dry skin should opt for products that contain urea, lactic acid, and/or glycerin. This will enhance your skin’s overall ability to hold onto the moisture and hydration. 
  • Combination: Combination skin can have a mixture of oily, dry, and normal skin on their face, which makes beauty routines a challenge. It’s important to find products that are designed for combination skin types during your routine, such as the SOBEL SKIN RX 27% Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser.
  • Normal: You might think that someone with a normal skin type has it easy, and you’d be somewhat correct- but that doesn’t mean they should skimp on their beauty routine. To keep your normal skin staying ‘normal’, add some products for your skin type such as the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer.
  • Oily: Oily skin can present quite a challenge as a lot of products will only add to the oiliness, which leads to clogged pores and potentially acne. It’s imperative for oily-skinned women to find something to handle their excessive sebum production, such as Kiehl’s From 1851 Calendula Deep Clean Foaming Face Wash. With oily skin, be careful to find products that are known as ‘non-comedogenic’. These formulas will cause less clogging, which is important for this type of skin tone.
2. Exfoliate Often
Exfoliation is an important part of the process when it comes to getting rid of an uneven skin tone. Exfoliating your skin removes the first layer of dead skin cells and any duller skin cells that are located on the surface. This leaves your skin routine products- moisturizers, cleaners, and serums- a clean slate to thoroughly penetrate and help with uneven skin tones.
Make sure you always buy an exfoliator that is designed for your specific skin tone and use it once or twice a week. You don’t want to exfoliate too often or too aggressively as this can cause a disturbance to your skin and actually make an uneven skin tone worse. Instead, use your fingers to gently rub the exfoliator to your skin in circular motions before rinsing.
3. Consider a Facial
You have options when it comes to facials- you can either do an at-home treatment using a commercial product or natural ingredients or opt for a chemical facial. The good news is that all types of facials will have incredible results on uneven skin tones, but chemical facials offer more immediate results. 
A chemical peel will use a variety of ingredients, including acids and enzymes, to burn off the top layer of your skin. (Some may go deeper than the top layer, although these aren’t recommended except for in extreme cases). Afterward, you will notice redness, flakiness, and some overall irritation, but the skin that grows back will be close to flawless and evenly textured. 
You also have the option of using at-home facials, such as the SK-II Pitera Facial Treatment Mask, or you can go the natural route. You can use a pinch of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar on dark spots, leaving for about 10 minutes before rinsing off. Garlic and Aloe Vera are two other wonderful, all-natural options for obtaining an even skin tone.
4. Add Brightening Products to Your Routine
Once you have found yourself on a good beauty routine and your initial skin issues have been more or less taken care of, you can start applying some brightening products to your skincare routine. You should seek out these specific ingredients to achieve bright, dewy skin that is evenly complected and gorgeous:
  • Hydroquinone: This is a highly common and sought after depigmenting agent and can be found in most products that are geared towards providing an even skin tone, such as the MURAD Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum.
  • Mulberry: This ingredient has proven itself to be a lightening agent with dramatic results. It can be found in products such as the TATA HARPER Concentrated Brightening Essence which has incredible reviews.
  • Kojic acid: Kojic works not only to brighten and provide beautifully youthful skin tones, but it also works to stop the production of melanin, which means you can finally say goodbye to dark spots forming. DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum is an excellent choice for a product containing kojic acid that really works.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is the powerhouse vitamin you will want on your side. Not only does it work to produce an even skin tone, but it also stops pigmentation and enhances your skin’s overall health. DRUNK ELEPHANT C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum is a top pick that should be included in your beauty regime.
5. Finish With a Mist
If you are looking for that fresh, dewy face in an instant, there is no better way to do it than by applying a mist product. These will instantly provide that flowing, dewy look that makes any woman appear virtually flawless. Tactcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a great choice for all skin types and comes with a slew of skin-healthy ingredients you’ll be proud to have on your face.
Sure, uneven skin tones might be a pin- but that doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of them. In fact, by simply taking care of your skin based on your skin type, exfoliating, and performing facial masks somewhat often, you can say goodbye to uneven skin tones for good. 
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