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.

  • AGING 
  • Sun Exposure
  • Hormonal changes
  • Melasma
  • Pollution
  • dehydration

Something as small as a pimple or as complex as melasma equally contribute to the overall look of your skin, so when it comes to getting a totally even skin tone, you have to address all the factors at hand.

Sun exposure is know to cause uneven skin tones, most commonly know as melasma. SPF is extremely important to keep your skin protected from any kind of sun exposure, even if it’s a gloomy day. I even wear it to my Hot Yoga class. I noticed I started getting melasma spots after some years of hot yoga.

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

Pollution in the air can also contribute to an uneven skin tone because airborne pollutants cling to the skin, corroding the protective surface. This weakens the skin and makes it much more vulnerable to sun damage.

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. When the surface is smooth and the light reflects off, your skin tone appears more even because it gets brighter and the browns are not as obvious.” In other words, the first step to an even skin tone is to have smoother skin, whether that’s by removing dead skin cells, minimizing pores, or evening out fine lines, and the most effective way to do that is through proper exfoliation.

Here is my favorite exfoliant polish by ZO skin health.

Stay hydrated

Keeping your yourself, your body, and your skin hydrated and it will show on your skin.

In addition to water, I like to eat lots of fresh fruit and green detox juices.

Hydration will do wonders for your skin.

Drinking water hydrates your body from the inside out.

Applying moisturizer helps soothe skin, helping to resolve dryness and redness. Choose noncomedogenic moisturizers to prevent skin irritation and clogged pores.

What is comedogenic in skin care?“It’s basically a clogged pore.” So, if a cosmetic or ingredient is comedogenic, that means that it has a propensity to clog pores and potentially lead to acne. And, therefore, something non comedogenic is recommend.

The most important thing is to wear sunscreen every day. “Remember, the cells that make dark spots are activated by sunlight, even a little bit of unprotected exposure can reverse all of the hard work you put in,” says Dr. Sameer Bashey before stepping outside, no matter what the weather condition is. 

Routine facials are important as well. It is recommend that you get a peel to help treat that spots and uneven skin tones on your skin. 

Glycolic peels. “Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that boosts collagen production and helps break the proteins which act as a ‘glue’ that binds the dead skin cells together,” explains Dr. Sameer Bashey. “It’s incredible for treating acne, fading dark spots and superficial scars, even early fine lines,” says the dermatologist. They come in many different concentrations. Over-the-counter peels contain a lower concentration as they are meant for at-home use. While the higher medical-grade concentrations are used by dermatologists. 

salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is an ingredient found in many OTC acne treatments. Slightly more mild than glycolic acid, it also exfoliated the outer layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells.

It can help treat:

  • acne
  • scarring
  • discoloration

If you live in Los Angeles, I highly recommend my favorite esthetician, Jazelle Morales. You can see her menu and book your appointment by visiting her website. www.lovesickcosmeticsla.com

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 food.

Natural ingredients for more even skin

There are plenty of different natural remedies that you can use at home to even out skin tone. Many high-end beauty products contain these as active ingredients.

Vitamin C

Natural ingredients for more even skin

There are plenty of different natural remedies that you can use at home to even out skin tone. Many high-end beauty products contain these as active ingredients.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and can protect against free radical damage hat can cause tissue damage, resulting in uneven skin tone.

You can take supplements, use a vitamin C serum, or find vitamin C in foods like:

  • oranges
  • guava
  • bell peppers
  • kiwis
  • strawberries

Stop picking your skin. Try your hardest to avoid picking at your skin and squeezing any pimples.

If you are experiencing skin issues that are stubborn, it’s best to consult with an experience dermatologist like Dr. Sameer Bashey. For more information please check out his website www.sameerbashey.com

Following residency and fellowship, Dr. Bashey spent three years working as an associate dermatologist with world renown skincare guru, Dr. Zein Obagi at the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, CA. During this time, Dr. Bashey mastered the art and science of skin health and rejuvenation. Dr. Bashey is known for his ability to combine non-invasive treatments to rejuvenate patients of all skin colors and ethnicities.

If you would like more information or book an appointment to help address your skin issues. Please feel free to contact us via email or text us directly. Our email address is audrey@labeautyguide.com or text me at (702) 300-6907.

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