How To Treat Uneven Skin Tone
Who doesn't want clear, bright skin? As much as it sounds impossible to achieve, there are steps you can take to prevent uneven skin tone and get the glow you desire.
But first, what is uneven skin tone?
Uneven skin tone refers to uneven pigment throughout the skin. It is most common on face, neck and arms. Factors that cause uneven skin tone to appear are mostly attributed to exposure to sunlight, stress, improper diet, hormonal changes (pregnancy for example), and some medications such as steroids.
While it's not a serious condition, it can affect confidence and can make you feel self-conscious. So how do we prevent uneven skin tone?
Whether you're dealing with uneven skin tone due to pregnancy, stress, or other factors - we must always begin with a strong SPF. The sun emits harmful UVA and UVB rays, which can penetrate the skin causing free radical damage. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules in our body that react with healthy cells to cause cell damages such as aging, pigmentation, and cancer.
UV damage is cumulative over time, so it's always best to protect yourself from the sun by using SPF daily. We always say that a strong SPF and a big floppy hat is the ultimate anti-aging hack.
Our recommendation for the perfect SPF is Glow Getter - adored by our clients for being the perfect "no makeup, makeup" look that also has incredible skin ingredients such as peptides for anti-aging and hydrating stearic acid, you'll quickly see what the fuss is all about!
Now that we have ourselves covered, let's discuss prevention at home.
Here at The Dermal Diary, we take a holistic approach to skin, and lifestyle factors such as nutrition, stress, and sleep quality are crucial elements that dictate the overall health of your skin. Emotionally straining events often cause a disturbance to our skin, so we're huge advocates for maintaining self-care routines be it with skincare, meditating, or simply taking time out from the emails/kids/hubby!
Now for the nitty-gritty - here are the key ingredients you should be adding to help you beat uneven skin tone:
Niacinamide- also known as Vitamin B3- is a safe and effective way to treat hyperpigmentation by slowing down the rate in which pigment is released by the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits that help to calm redness and irritation.
Our recommendation: Pigment Corrector - Highly-specialised formulation for targeting stubborn dark spots and reducing hyperpigmentation. Made with 10% Niacinamide, the only clinically-proven product to remove pigmentation with regenerative properties, it helps fade old scars, freckles, blemishes, and sun spots.
Vitamin C - is a powerful antioxidant that helps your skin brighten by preventing and repairing damage from free radicals. Vitamin C can also stimulate the production of collagen, which plumps up fine lines and wrinkles, fading them out over time.
Our recommendation: We have two options for high-quality Vitamin C serums - C10 for those with sensitivity to Vitamin C, and C20e for those that want the supercharged version! Both of which are excellent at brightening and evening the skin tone.
An enzymatic exfoliant - this is an absolute must to incorporate into your routine at least once a week to help dissolve the extrinsic layers of pigmentation.
Our recommendation: Superfruit Reveal which gently dissolves the dead skin cells and smooths your skin texture, leaving your skin ready to absorb the best of the active ingredients.
We hope the above tips help you see brighter days - shop all of these products and more at www.thedermaldiary.com.