What Causes Uneven Skin Tone & How to Fix It

uneven skin toneFreckles are cute… but not all sunspots are.  

While sun-kissed skin is ‘sexy’ in society’s eyes, days spent in the sun don’t always turn into a tan. Look closely in the mirror and you’ll probably notice darker spots, otherwise known as uneven skin tone.

The scientific name for uneven skin tone is hyperpigmentation. If you’ve been reading our articles for some time, you’ve probably seen us talk about this condition. We treat uneven skin tone but we’ll talk more about this later. For our readers who don’t understand how uneven skin tone occurs, don’t skip this part.

Uneven skin tone is caused by four main factors:

  1. Sun exposure
  2. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  3. Hormonal changes
  4. Ageing

When you’re out in the sun, your body intuitively produces excess melanin. As your pigments absorb UV rays, it damages your skin cells, which causes the darkness. If you’ve got scars on your face, specifically from acne, this causes uneven skin tone.

Pregnant or taking the pill? This has the same reaction as being out in the sun. As your body produces higher melanin, you notice uneven skin tone. And of course, age-related spots are more common as you get older.

While moisturisers and cleansers can’t control your hormonal imbalance, certain products will help the other three causes of uneven skin tone. Vitamins E and C are powerfully natural ways to treat uneven skin tone.

Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant and skin-brightening properties, while vitamin E protects your face from UV damage. This helps reduce the formation of free radicals and maintains the skin’s healthy barrier. Locking in moisture is an effective way to minimise uneven skin tone.

But, there are two revolutionary blends in our Age IQ creams that you won’t find in any other product in the world. Both of these combinations aid in the reduction of uneven skin tone.

  • SAL-14™ is an exclusive blend that features the antioxidant bidens pilosa and mauritia flexuosa fruit oil to help address discolouration and other signs of ageing.
  • SIG-1273® is our patented and scientifically engineered, intelligent molecule developed over 20 years of research out of Dr. Jeffry B. Stock’s laboratory at Princeton University. It’s a dual-action molecule that boosts the skin’s ability to combat the oxidative stress that can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration (uneven skin tone).

If you’re looking for a natural solution for your uneven skin tone, the Age IQ set is a great place to start. To treat your uneven skin tone, you need the right skincare. See the real results from people using our range to erase uneven skin tone… and still enjoy those long, lazy beach days.

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