How to get rid of uneven skin tone?

Everyone wishes to have smooth, even and glowy skin, but many of us have uneven skin tones. This uneven texture, later on, can lead to redness, acne scars, age spots, dark spots, or sun damage.

Uneven skin texture can be temporary or permanent and it results from sun damage, medications, hormones, age, and many other factors.

What is an uneven skin tone?

It is a harmless and very common skin condition nowadays. In this some parts of your skin become darker than the other parts, giving your skin an uneven and blotchy appearance. These patches get darker because of the overproduction of melanin pigment in a particular area. Hyperpigmentation is the main cause behind an uneven skin tone.

Causes of uneven skin tone on the face

Everyone loves to go out in the sun, but more and more exposure to the sun can lead to excessive production of melanin. Melanin is produced to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, thus these absorb such rays and damage the skin cells, making the exposed area darker than the skin. This can even lead to hyperpigmentation of the skin.

Sometimes, we get injured and the areas of our skin that sustain the wounds can get darker than the rest of the skin. This is known as scarring or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne, if not treated properly can leave behind scars and lead to an uneven skin tone.


It is seen that hormonal imbalance can even affect melanin production and lead to hyperpigmentation. This condition is called melasma and it leads to an uneven skin tone.

Age is another factor that can affect your skin’s appearance. As we grow, age-related spots are seen on the face and other areas.

Uneven skin tone treatment

There are various methods by which we can treat our uneven skin tone and make it smoother and glowy again.

  • Keeping your skin hydrated proves to be highly beneficial for getting even skin tone. Drinking water regularly and applying moisturizer on your skin regularly, keep your skin hydrated, and prevents dryness and redness.
  • Using sunscreen every time even in winters we get out in the sun is necessary as it prevents sun damage to your skin and even relieves from redness and age spots.
  • There are certain foods that can trigger uneven complexion, so we should avoid it in our diet and thus by avoiding it we can preserve our glowy skin  tone. Foods like, alcohol, greasy foods, food rich in high sugar content, processed food or spicy food can lead to uneven skin tone.

So, by adopting the above-mentioned habits or lifestyle changes we can improve the appearance of our skin.

Natural remedies for uneven skin tone

  • Lemon juice is an effective spot remover and skin lightener. Applying freshly squeezed lemon juice twice a day, on the affected areas is highly  effective.
  • Rosehip oil can reduce the discoloration that occurs because of age spots, wrinkles, or acne scars. It even contains antioxidants which can help in  fighting free radicals and boosting collagen and elastin production.
  • Kojic acid is highly used in various skincare products because of its antioxidant properties.
  • Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and irritation on the skin. It can be directly applied to the skin or is available in various products.

Chemical peels can even be used to improve the appearance of the skin. These peels usually contain a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acid and should be avoided if the person is having sensitive skin or acne breakouts.

Glycolic acid and salicylic acid are the main ingredients of skin exfoliation products. These both are strong exfoliating agents that help in removing the top layers of dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new cells from beneath.

Medical treatment for uneven skin tone

There are certain medical treatments available, which are performed by professional dermatologists. These are very expensive and can even harm the skin.

  • Laser treatments are being used to improve the skin’s appearance and have the capability of lightning scars or age spots. Apart from its benefits, these treatments can even lead to hyperpigmentation or change in skin color.
  • Microdermabrasion is used for treating many skin conditions like sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. It helps in thickening the collagen present in the skin and removing the outer, dead surface of the skin.
  • Clinical strength peels work by penetrating into your skin with a chemical solution, exfoliating it, and promoting the growth of new cells.

So, for getting the desired skin tone, lots of remedies are available which can be tried at homes or we can even seek help from our dermatologist. The most important measure that we have to keep in our mind is that maintaining a normal skin care routine is highly essential for keeping our skin free from any forms of damage.


How to get rid of uneven skin tone?

We can get rid of this uneven skin tone by using various home remedies like applying lemon juice on the face or using rosehip oil for lightning the discolorations. Apart from these natural methods, medical treatments like laser treatments, microdermabrasion are even used for treating uneven texture.

What is the best treatment for uneven skin tone?

Laser treatments are considered as one of the best treatments for uneven skin tone. But, one should not be over-dependent on these methods because it may lead to hyperpigmentation or change in skin appearance.

What is the cause of uneven skin tone?

Changes in our skin’s appearance and texture can be caused by various factors like sun damage, hormonal imbalance, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and age-related changes that occur in our skin.

How do you know if you have an uneven skin tone?

Uneven skin tone is also called hyperpigmentation and it means irregular darkening of the skin. This occurs because of the overproduction of melanin in our skin, which may appear as dark patches or spots on our skin.

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