Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone can be caused by either hormonal or physical reactions. The condition can affect anyone. Generally, changes in skin tone are harmless, but sometimes the changes can signify a larger problem in the body.

Causes

Both hormonal and physical reactions cause melanin to build up in uneven quantities in the skin. Melanin is what gives our skin color. If patches of skin contain more melanin than other areas and they come in contact with sunlight, the melanin can darken the skin. This results in a dark, patchy appearance.

Physical causes of uneven skin tone generally have to do with sun exposure, over exfoliation, or scarring. Sunlight can create dark spots in the skin. These spots can be unsightly and difficult to get rid of. Avoiding extended periods of time in the sun and making sure your skin is adequately protected are good steps to take in preventing sun damage to your skin.

Over exfoliation can also cause uneven skin tone to occur. People who frequently have deeper exfoliation procedures such as micro dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing can be more susceptible to scarring. If these procedures are performed too often or by a non professional, the skin can be seriously damaged.

Uneven skin tone can also be due to hormonal changes. This is especially common in women. During pregnancy and while using birth control pills, women produce higher levels of estrogen. The higher levels of estrogen cause melanin to reproduce at a higher rate. The increased melanin can cause the skin to become discolored or splotchy. The “mask” of discoloration on the skin during pregnancy is called melasma. The discoloration usually goes away after pregnancy.

Natural Solutions

Living a healthy and holistic lifestyle is the first step in treating your uneven skin tone. Health begins on the inside and by treating the inside of our body first, we can help achieve a clearer, more radiant complexion on the outside.

Being mindful of what goes on your skin is equally as important. Our skin is the largest organ of the body. What goes on the skin ultimately enters the body, so attention should be paid to ingredients that go on the skin.

Try using all-natural skin care products. They are formulated with ingredients that tend to not be harmful to the skin. Oils can be very beneficial to the skin. Some excellent natural oils to try include:

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Kukui Nut Oil
  • Rose Hip Seed Oil

Avoid using petroleum products on the skin. These oils do not allow the skin to breathe properly.

Consider switching from perfumes and colognes to natural essential oils. Nature has produced many flowers that produce wonderful fragrances. Try replacing your current perfume or cologne with the following essential oils:

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Davana
  • Sandalwood
  • Frankincense
  • Linden Flower
  • Champaca
  • Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)
  • Rose
  • Neroli
  • Chamomile

DHerbs Solutions

In addition to a healthy, natural lifestyle, DHerbs recommends several products that may be beneficial in improving your overall health and uneven skin tone. Look for the following products on DHerbs.com:

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2015-08-27T12:03:27-07:00