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6 Effective Remedies for Uneven Skin Tone

 

6 Effective Remedies For Uneven Skin Tone

Many of us have experienced an uneven complexion at some point in life. It is a condition in which certain areas of your skin get tanned or develop dark patches. This ends up making your skin tone look different on different parts of your face and body.

Melanin is a pigment that occurs naturally in your body. It is this melanin pigment that gives your skin, hair, and eyes their colour. When the production of melanin increases, it results in hyperpigmentation on face and body. Let us look at some other causes of skin darkening and learn how to get even skin tone on face and body.

Even Skin Tone Meaning

We learned that an uneven complexion is characterized by tanned skin and darkening on certain areas of our body. An even skin tone is the exact opposite of this. A person with an even complexion has the same complexion everywhere on their body. Their face, neck, arms, stomach, back, legs, feet, etc. all have the same tone and pigment.

 


Causes Of Uneven Complexion

1. Sun Exposure - 

Sun exposure is one of the most common causes of skin darkening. When our skin is exposed to sunlight, the production of melanin increases to protect skin cells from further damage. This results in a tan.

2. Pollution -

Dust and grime produced from air pollution can result in dullness and darkening of skin. Following the home remedies for pigmentation listed below can be beneficial in reducing this kind of skin darkening.

3. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) -

PIH is a result of scarring caused due to burns, acne, or any such skin conditions. 

4. Hormonal Changes -

Certain hormonal changes in the body, such as pregnancy, menopause or menstruation, can result in hyperpigmentation and uneven complexion.

5. Medication -

Certain medications can also trigger hyperpigmentation and make the skin tone uneven.


How To Get Even Skin Tone On Body And Face?

1. Eat Healthy Meals -

Incorporating antioxidant-rich foods such as organic fruits and vegetables can help keep your skin healthy and glowing.

2. Use Sun Protection -

Sun damage is largely responsible for hyperpigmentation and dark spots. The best way to tackle this is using a well-formulated sunscreen. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen and re-apply it every 2-3 hours during the day.

3. Exfoliate -

Exfoliation is critical to skin health because it slouches off dead skin cells and brightens our skin by stimulating blood circulation. 


Home Remedies For Even Skin Tone

1. DIY Organic Cleansing Oil

Ingredients -

Procedure -

  • Mix the oils together in a clean glass bottle and secure the lid tightly.
  • Use a few drops of this oil to massage your face to dissolve makeup and dirt.
  • Gently wipe your face with a soft, damp cloth and follow with an organic face wash or soap to remove any leftover residue.

Sweet almond oil gently dissolves dirt from your skin, jojoba oil brings softness to dry and patchy skin and castor oil reduces the chance of clogged pores. This cleansing oil can be used as the first step of your double cleansing routine.

 

 


2. DIY De-Pigmentation Face Wash

Ingredients -

  • 1 teaspoon powdered oats
  • ½ teaspoon powdered rose petals
  • ¼ teaspoon licorice root powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fuller earth clay (multani mitti)

Procedure -

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a clean bowl.
  • Add enough water to the dry mixture and form a smooth, slightly runny paste.
  • Moisten your face and neck with water and massage this cleanser on your skin.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry. 

Oatmeal contains natural saponins that cleanse skin gently, rose petals and licorice root reduce dark spots, and multani mitti removes excess sebum, dirt and sweat from your skin.


3. DIY De-Pigmentation Serum

Ingredients -

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric
  • ¼ cup vegetable glycerine
  • Organic rose water

Procedure -

  • Take a clean, dry glass container and mix the glycerine and fresh turmeric in it.
  • Secure the lid tightly and keep the container in a dark place for up to 3 weeks.
  • Once the infusion is ready, strain it and store it in a clean dropper bottle.
  • Take some organic rose water in your palm along with one drop of turmeric infusion and mix them well with your fingers.
  • Pat this fresh serum on your face after cleansing. Follow with an organic facial oil.

Fresh turmeric brightens your skin and adds glow, rose water enhances your natural complexion and glycerine improves hydration levels in your skin. Remember to refrigerate the turmeric infusion after each use and use it up within a month.

 


4. DIY De-Tan Face Pack (Sandalwood)

Ingredients -

  • 2 teaspoons sandalwood powder
  • Organic rose water

Procedure -

  • Mix sandalwood powder with some rose water to form a paste.
  • Apply the mask evenly on your face and neck.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water.
  • Use this mask once or twice a week. 

Organic rose water adds a burst of freshness to your skin, promotes hydration and also improves skin and lip pigmentation. Sandalwood helps to lighten your tan and cool your skin during the hot summer months.

Note - Indian sandalwood is an endangered species. You may use Australian sandalwood powder in this recipe, or follow this alternative recipe below for similar benefits. 

 


5. DIY De-Tan Face Pack (Turmeric)

Ingredients -

  • 2 teaspoons gram flour
  • Fresh coconut milk
  • Pinch of turmeric

Procedure -

  • Mix gram flour and turmeric powder with some homemade coconut milk to form a paste.
  • Apply the mask evenly on your face and neck.
  • Once it dries, rinse it off with plain water.
  • Use this mask once or twice a week. 

Turmeric powder provides brightening and antimicrobial benefits to your skin, gram flour cleanses gently and softens dry skin, and coconut milk cools and repairs sun-damaged skin.


6. DIY Body Oil For Glowing Skin

Ingredients -

Procedure -

  • Blend the oils together in a clean glass bottle and secure the lid tightly.
  • Use a few drops of this oil to massage your body after bathing.

Sweet almond oil deeply nourishes your skin and improves its tone and texture, argan oil adds glow and rosehip oil reduces hyperpigmentation and early signs of ageing.

Note - Natural ingredients tend to work differently on certain skin types. To avoid irritation after using new products or remedies, always patch test the recipe on your inner arm first.


Even Skin Tone Products From Juicy Chemistry

  • Juicy Chemistry's Beginner Friendly Kit For Pigmentation And Melasma is a collection of our Tamanu, Kakadu Plum And Frankincense Face Wash to cleanse your skin gently and stimulate blood circulation, Bulgarian Rose Water Toner which is clinically proven to brighten your complexion, Vitamin C Brightening Serum which is naturally activated with kakadu plum extract (the richest source of Vitamin C in the world) along with our AHA Polishing Serum to reduce dark spots and dullness.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Does aloe vera help to brighten skin tone?

    Aloe vera is a hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredient. It can help to improve skin pigmentation by adding suppleness to dry and dull skin, and reducing inflammation.

    Does washing my face affect my hyperpigmentation?

    Cleansing helps to keep your skin fresh and clear. Whether a cleanser can help to reduce hyperpigmentation or not depends on its ingredients.

    How to even skin tone on neck?

    We often forget about the skin on our neck during our beauty routines. By using the same products on our neck as the ones that we use on our face, we can make sure that the skin tone on our neck remains the same as our facial skin.

    How long do even skin tone products / remedies take to show results?

    Natural ingredients take some time to deliver results to your skin. The amount of time depends on how long you have been experiencing a particular skin concern for. It is important to be consistent with your routine to see better and quicker improvement in skin pigmentation.


    References

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3663177/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5843359/