An uneven skin tone is caused by any discoloration that leads to a visibly less uniform complexion. This discoloration can be due to hyperpigmentation, skin sensitivity, dark circles or the skin’s response to stressors. Gentle products that help enhance clarity, boost brightness and calm the skin can treat uneven skin tone and reveal a more radiant, healthy-looking appearance.
What is Uneven Skin Tone?
An uneven skin tone is a complexion that is visibly less even due to dark spots or redness caused by hyperpigmentation, skin sensitivity, dark circles, dry skin or other forms of discoloration.
What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?
There are various causes of an uneven skin tone, depending on your skin type, level of sensitivity, proneness to breakouts and more. Hyperpigmentation, or the overproduction of pigment in the skin, is the leading cause of uneven skin tone. Hyperpigmentation can lead to dark spots, age spots or dark circles that lead to a less even skin tone. Redness caused by irritation, sensitivity or stressors can also cause the complexion to become less consistent, resulting in the appearance of an uneven skin tone. Fortunately, there are plenty of gentle treatments for uneven skin tone that can help even skin tone through visibly diminishing discolorations to enhance overall skin clarity.
What is the Treatment for Uneven Skin Tone?
When caring for an uneven skin tone, it’s important to choose gentle products and avoid being too abrasive so as not to further irritate the skin. It’s important to have a skincare routine that works to soothe the skin, target and minimize the triggers of hyperpigmentation, improve skin cell turnover and increase skin barrier strength while replenishing antioxidant reserves to help prevent further discoloration and treat uneven skin tone. Calming ingredients such as Calendula, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil or our formulas with just the right concentration of Lavender Essential Oil are just some examples of ingredients that help even skin tone for a healthier-looking complexion with enhanced clarity.
What are the Best Products for Uneven Skin Tone?
Gentle, yet effective formulas are recommended to calm and treat uneven skin while targeting the dark spots, redness or other inconsistency causing an uneven skin tone. Soothing formulas such as our calming face wash or our Calendula-infused alcohol-free toner help refresh the skin and even skin tone. Our gentle, yet efficacious dark spot corrector works to enhance clarity and visibly diminish dark spots and hyperpigmentation. For sensitivity or skin responding to stressors, we recommend using serums and moisturizers specifically formulated to fortify even the most sensitive of skin including our skin-strengthening serum and our cica-cream in a routine for even skin tone.
What is the Best Skincare Routine to Even Skin Tone?
Your routine to treat uneven skin tone should start by addressing the triggers of the
If experiencing breakouts, you can try formulas that work to target blemishes and improve cell turnover to help keep breakouts at a minimum. Pairing formulas such as our blemish treatment with Salicylic Acid with our milk-peel toner will work to target breakouts while improving cell turnover to help reveal a visibly clear, healthy-looking complexion.
Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots
If hyperpigmentation is causing discoloration in your complexion, look for formulas with Activated C and Vitamin C to help minimize the triggers of hyperpigmentation and help visibly diminish the discolored areas. Our Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution is formulated to target dark spots and discoloration to help enhance clarity for an even skin tone.
If your skin is red or uneven due to sensitivity, choose gentle skincare products formulated specifically for sensitive skin. Try our non-comedogenic facial oil or our products for sensitive skin for formulas that are soothing, yet efficacious enough to treat your skin with care throughout every step of your routine.
Brown or blue dark circles under the eyes can appear due to a variety of causes including hyperpigmentation, lack of sleep, digital fatigue or sun exposure and can contribute to an uneven skin tone. Treating dark circles under the eyes is a similar process as treating discoloration on any other part of the skin. You’ll want to look for products that help visibly diminish signs of dark circles. Our dark circle eye cream with Vitamin C also uses the power of Vitamin C to help prevent dark circles instantly and over time. You can also try our avocado eye cream to address the fatigue around the eye area or trauma caused by rubbing the eye area after staring at a screen.
Should your skin show signs of an uneven skin tone due to external or internal stressors, you can implement a skincare routine to help replenish the skin’s antioxidant reserves and fortify the skin barrier to better prevent signs of aging or irritation due to stressors. Our skin-strengthening serum helps even the complexion while bolstering skin’s strength against further damage from internal or external stress factors.
Your Last Step
As a final step in a routine to treat an uneven skin tone, we recommend you end your daily skincare steps with a sunscreen to protect your skin from sun exposure, which can lead to hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Try any of our effective sunscreen formulas as a last step in your skincare routine to even skin tone and reveal a bright, healthy-looking complexion.
How Can You Maintain an Even Skin Tone?
Simultaneously addressing triggers of discoloration while treating existing areas of hyperpigmentation or other dark spots can help you achieve and maintain an even skin tone. We recommend formulas that address the specific triggers that are causing your skin tone to be less even while improving skin cell turnover, fortifying the skin barrier and replenishing the skin’s antioxidant reserves so your skin is more resilient against stressors. You can do so with formulas such as our milk-peel toner and our skin-strengthening serum. As a last step in your routine, we also recommend using a sunscreen daily to prevent over exposure to the sun that can lead to dark spots and discoloration that result in uneven skin tone.