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How Do You Treat Uneven Skin Tone and Discoloration?

Updated: Jan 19

Do you have uneven skin tone? What is uneven skin tone? Let's take a deeper look.

What Causes Uneven Skin Tone and Discoloration?

Discoloration is the result of inflammation within the skin from hormonal fluctuations, UV radiation, or skin injuries like acne, breakouts, cuts, and burns. The skin produces extra pigment that covers skin cells in an effort to protect them from damage. The specific stages of discoloration are:

  1. Inflammation caused by skin injury or a hormonal shift

  2. Melanocytes produce pigment

  3. Packets of pigment travel from the melanocyte to the skin cell

  4. The pigment is distributed like an umbrella to protect the skin cells' DNA from damage

  5. On the surface, the skin may have one small dark spot or be uniformly darker (as with a suntan)

Working with your skincare professional can help you narrow down what might be the cause of YOUR specific discoloration. No two faces are identical and not all treatments are the same. If you want to know more about your skin, contact us for an in-person Skin Scope diagnostic during an Introductory Radiant Facial.

What Can I do About My Uneven Skin Tone?

Discoloration is tricky to treat due to its deep roots within the skin. Often, discoloration that shows on the surface of the skin is damage from many years prior. Products that encourage cell turnover will bring dark spots to the surface, making them darker before lifting them away.

There are a few ingredients specifically for hyperpigmentation, but many that brighten the skin and promote an even skin tone:

  • Hydroquinone

  • Retinol

  • Kojic acid

  • Resveratrol

Find the perfect product for your type of skin now or contact us to set up your free Skin Scope diagnostic session for help building your skin care regimen. It's never too late to start caring for your unique skin!

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