Almost everyone has an uneven skin tone to some degree because perfect skin is very rare. Uneven skin tone is when the skin is blotchy, and the look of the skin is not all neutral.
Combination skin is the most common, which contributes to the problem of uneven skin tone. Combination skin is skin that is dry or normal in certain areas like the cheeks and oily in other areas like the forehead, nose and chin. However, there are many things people can do to combat or conceal uneven skin tone.
What causes Uneven Skin Tone?
There are actually many things that contribute to uneven skin tone. An unhealthy lifestyle can have a dramatic effect on the skin because the skin is the largest organ on the human body. Our skin absorbs everything we put on it.
Smoking, drinking and a poor diet can cause the skin to become blotching, uneven and age at an accelerated pace. Uneven skin tone can also be caused during pregnancy due to hormone changes. Sun light and chemical skin care products also contribute to the problem.
How to Conceal Uneven Skin with Cosmetics
The right foundation and powder can quickly conceal uneven skin tone. Mineral foundation tends to be the most gentle on skin. Use a good natural hair brush and dip the brush in some mineral powder.
Tap off the excess and apply evenly across your face. Apply more foundation as needed and set a lighter dusting powder. However, if you use liquid foundation be sure to blend well and apply powder to set your foundation. You can also use concealer on the blotchiest areas of the skin.
How to Combat Uneven Skin Tone Internally
Don't smoke, or drink alcohol and avoid junk food and processed foods. Eat whole foods like apples, carrots and other vegetables. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of pure water each day and avoid too many sugary foods.
Take extra vitamin C because this vitamin helps the skin to rejuvenate itself. Drink lemon juice at least once per week and fast on occasion.
How to Combat Uneven Skin Topically
Use a mineral based sunscreen on a daily basis in order to protect your skin from the sun. Use natural products on your skin that don't contain harmful chemicals. Look for organic, natural and paraben free products. Parabens are harmful preservatives that have estrogen mimicking effects on the human body.
These chemicals are hidden in many products. The most commonly used parabens are propyl, methyl, ethyl and butyl. Use a clay based mask once each week to help balance the oils on your face and draw out impurities. Be very careful about what you put on your skin and try different natural products until you find what works for you.
Best Products for Uneven Skin Tone
Some of the best products for uneven skin tone are right under your nose. However, what works well for one person may not work so well for another person, so experimentation is key in order to find the best products for your individual skin.
Buy products based on your skin type. For instance, if you have sensitive combination skin, be sure to choose products that don't contain fragrance because this can irritate sensitive skin.
If you have dry skin you will need products with natural oils to help balance out your skin. It may take time to find the right products, but you never know unless you try.
One of the best moisturizers (in my opinion) for uneven skin tone is made from actual honey. (See resources below to buy Bee-Yummy skin food.)