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A part of having skin that glows, is having even skin tones.
As we age, our skin tone changes. Some of us start to notice uneven patches around our skin, which creates a sort of imbalance in tone. When our skin is clear, we can still have dark spots or circles on our skin, which may have been caused by sun damage, genetics, environment, excess sun exposure, and sometimes even our medication can cause it. Lets’ have a closer look at what causes uneven skin tones, and then dive into all the solutions to uneven skin tones.
What causes pigmentation of the skin to change?
Dark spots on the skin, also known as hyperpigmentation, is when our skin produces an excess of melanin, causing dark patches to appear. Melanin is the natural coloring of your skin, hair and eyes. When the skin produces too much, the excess melanin usually gathers in one area, causing uneven skin tones. It can also be caused by a hormonal imbalance, sometimes due to pregnancy or during menopause. Both men and women can experience hyperpigmentation as a result of acne scars.
Natural Solutions for Uneven Skin Tones
Luckily, there are many natural solutions to uneven skin tones. However, before we jump into natural solutions, we do want to remind you that most natural processes do take time. This means that you may not experience or notice changes within the first hour, or even the first week.
As a rule of thumb, we usually go by a 2-week marker. If you start to notice a change by the end of the second week, then you know you’re on the right path. However, if by the end of the second week, you don’t see any changes, then you should opt for an alternative solution.
It’s always best to get the opinion of a professional who can have a look at your skin, but if you want to start somewhere, let’s start here:
- Green Tea- Green Tea has an abundance of antioxidants, which both cleans our internal organs, and the skin on our face. Green tea can effectively even out skin tones and clear away blemishes when ingested, but can also work when the tea bags are applied topically. Ideally you’d do both, make a green tea for yourself and then, when the tea bag has cooled, apply it to the area with the dark spots, and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Raw Honey- honey is a great moisturizer, but also repairs damaged skin. The natural sugars in honey are also a gentle exfoliant, which removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, making the skin appear more radiant and youthful.
- Ginseng- Ginseng can protect the skin from UV damage, and increases the production of hyaluronic acid, which helps keep the skin looking plump.
- Jojoba Oil- Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax with an abundance of minerals like silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It’s also a great source of vitamin E and is very similar to the skin’s naturally sebum oil, making it easy for the skin to absorb and work with.
- Aloe Vera- what we especially love about aloe vera is that it’s so versatile and great for many different skin types. It doesn't leave behind any grease and is quickly absorbed into the skin. The aloin and aloesin in aloe vera are believed to be the agents that help lighten the skin and even out skin tones. This means it can break down the melanin spots and prevent excess melanin from forming around the skin.
Final Thoughts on Uneven Skin Tones
If you’re concerned about dark circles or patches on the skin, we recommend going to see a dermatologist to get an exact diagnosis from a professional. If you’re sure you know what the patches are, and what’s causing them, then we recommend going for Vonetta Cosmetics
Triple Action Lightening Gel, which includes many of the ingredients mentioned above plus, organic reishi, wild geranium, organic licorice, anice and many more of nature’s most soothing and skin-loving ingredients.
Have you been dealing with uneven skin tones, or hyperpigmentation? What do you think triggered it? We’d love to hear from you and learn from your insight!