Even Skin Tones

What causes uneven skin tones and how can we even out your skin tone.

There are several factors that can cause you to have an uneven skin tone. Some of them include the following.

Hormonal changes



Sun Exposure


Sun exposure is know to be one of the main cause for uneven skin tones, most commonly know as melasma.

Our melanocyte cells (the cells that give the skin its color) are activated by sunlight and make more color in response to that.

Pollution in the air can often contribute to an uneven skin tone because airborne pollutants cling to the skin.

Melasma in particular is caused by increased hormone stimulation, extreme temperatures and sun exposure. Pregnant women have high chances of Melasma due to all the normal changes. Sadly some fitness activities like hot yoga can also be a cause for Melasma. Here are some helpful steps to fight against hyperpigmentation.

  1. Exfoliate once a week. …
  2. Say hello to glycolic peels. …
  3. Invest in a good vitamin C-rich serum.
  4. Wear sunscreen daily. …
  5. Incorporate retinol in your nighttime routine. …
  6. Stop picking your skin.

Stay hydrated

Hydration will do wonders for your skin.

Drinking water hydrates your body from the inside out.

Exfoliate once a week. “The top layer of your skin is mostly made up of dead skin cells. Regular exfoliation helps speed up the process of removing those dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother skin underneath.

Here is my favorite product to exfoliate my skin with. Peter Thomas Roth, pumpkin Enzyme mask and exfoliant.

Invest in a good vitamin C-rich serum. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps treat sun and environment-induced damage to the skin and neutralizes free radicals. “It also inhibits an enzyme (tyrosinase) that’s used in the production of pigmentation or melanin, which makes it an effective lightening agent.

Use sunscreen every day to prevent sun damage to your skin. Not only will this prevent immediate redness and peeling from sunburns, but it’ll also prevent the formation of age spots.

Avoid certain foods and drinks

Certain foods can trigger flushed, uneven complexions. Some, like sugary snacks, may even speed up development of wrinkles and age spots.

Avoiding them can help preserve that even skin tone you’re looking for.

Foods to avoid include:

  • alcohol which can cause the blood vessels to dilate and lead to a flushed face
  • spicy foods, which can increase redness
  • foods high in refined sugars
  • dairy that may trigger various types of skin irritation, including acne
  • overly processed or greasy foods like chips

Be patient. There’s no quick fix for an uneven skin tone. Traditionally it takes at least 30 days of vigilant skin care treatment before you see any progress. Successful, 75 percent skin brightening can take up to four months, so don’t give up!

Use the right ingredients. Seek out products that contain Activated Charcoal to help remove pollutants; Oligopeptides, Niacinamide and Zinc Glycinate to help control melanin production; and Retinol to restore skin.

Kickstart your battle against brown spots with highly recommended skin analysis by some of my favorite esthetician’s and dermatologist. Tying in a professional series of treatments, such as peels, may even help expedite results for uneven skin tones.

Josie from Objai Beverly Hills is an amazing esthetician in a prime location in Beverly Hills, right across from my favorite restaurant Via Alloro. The best Italian food I’ve ever had. It’s so casual to dine their post cosmetic treatments.

Jazelle from Love Sick Cosmetics does amazing hydra facials and house calls for your convenience.

A good dermatologist is crucial in obtaining healthy skin. Create a beauty routine that is effective and works for you and your lifestyle. Dr. Bashey is an amazing dermatologist and available on the weekends.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it to be helpful. If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me at audrey@labeautyguide.com

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