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Dark Spots? Pigmentation? Read This To Get Even Skin Tone

What you eat, the skincare products you apply, genetics, and a lot of other factors determine the health of your skin. But more often than not, you might notice a few dark spots creep up here and there. Be it because of post-acne flare-ups or sun spots, having uneven skin tone on face is more common than you think. Here’s what you can do if those pesky dark spots are bothering you. 

In This Article:

What Is Uneven Skin Tone?

What Are The Causes Of Pigmentation On The Face?

What Is Uneven Skin Tone?

There are majorly two ways through which you might experience an uneven skin tone. First being colour, which can be caused due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or sun spots. Second, texture. Which includes dry patches, built up of dead skin cells, fine lines or blotchiness. Your skin tone might look dull overall and bumpy to touch. 

What Are The Causes Of Pigmentation On The Face? 

Dark spots or pigmentation is the cause of many culprits. Below are a few of the major ones. 

1. Excessive Sun Exposure

When you’re out and about the day, without using proper or enough SPF, your skin comes under the attack of UV rays. This causes the development of black or brown spots, also called sun spots as your skin develops more melanin (the pigment that gives skin its colour) as a means to protect your skin from sun’s harmful rays. 

2. Hormones 

An imbalance in hormones can trigger the production of melanin or melasma, which is hormone-related hyperpigmentation. One might also develop dark spots during pregnancy and menopause, when the hormones are all topsy-turvy. 

3. Pollution 

One of the most common causes of pigmentation on the face is pollution. Pollutants, gases and dirt can penetrate your skin leading to dark spots and lacklustre skin.

4. Post-Acne Pigmentation 

Where there is acne, there is also post-acne pigmentation. It can leave behind a dark red or brownish spot. 

How To Get Rid Of Uneven Skin Tone? 

To tackle and prevent dark spots, you basically need to rely heavily on two ingredients - Niacinamide and Vitamin C. Starting with the latter, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that impedes the production of melanin thereby brightening your skin and reducing dark spots. Whereas, Niacinamide rebuilds healthy skin cells and also protects them from UV rays. This 3-step anti-pigmentation routine is all you need. 

Step 1: Brightening Cleanser 

Our 100% soap-free Protect N Glow Vitamin C Glow Facial Wash brings together the benefits of Vitamin C, Niacinamide as well as Yuzu Lemon that brightens skin, reduces and prevents the production of melanin and fades dark spots. 

Step 2: Brightening Serum 

Take the goodness of these ingredients a step ahead with our 10% Vitamin C+E+F Booster Serum and 10% Niacinamide Booster Serum. Each morning post cleansing, dab 2-3 drops of the Vitamin C serum onto your face and neck. You can then keep the Niacinamide serum for your PM routine, as it helps calm inflammation and even hydrate your skin. 

Step 3: Brightening Moisturiser 

At the end, seal the deal with our Protect N Glow Vitamin C Moisturising Glow Gel that offers 72 hours of hydration, absorbs quickly and suits all skin types. It boosts the cell renewal process and resets skin 2x faster for dewy, fresh, and glowing skin. Massage it really well into your face and watch your dark spots fade away in a matter of weeks! 

Weekly Treatment 

Once a week, pick our Protect N Glow Vitamin C Glow Clay Scrub to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and brighten your skin. It is proven to remove 98% urban dust by unclogging pores to reveal skin’s natural glow. This scrub + mask hybrid is formulated with 100% natural Bentonite Clay that detoxifies and tightens your pores. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Is uneven skin tone permanent?

A. No, uneven skin tone can be treated with the right skincare ingredients and sun protection. The severity and cause of the dark spots determine the time it would take to reverse the damage, ranging from a few weeks to a few months. 

Q:2 How can I get my original skin tone back?

A. To reclaim brighter, smoother and even skin tone, you must be consistent with using sunscreen every time you step out in the sun. Secondly, you can include brightening ingredients like Vitamin C and Niacinamide in your routine to reduce and prevent the production of melanin. 

Q:3 Can I brighten my skin tone?

A. Yes! You can achieve an overall brighter and healthy skin by incorporating ingredients like Vitamin C, Lactic Acid and Niacinamide in your routine. You should also include fresh fruits and veggies for a lit-from-within glow. 

Rhea Shah
Written by Rhea Shah on Mar 04, 2024
Rhea has banked on her passion for writing and beauty to be where she is today. When she isn't looking up fancy synonyms for simple words aka working, she is either traveling, making travel plans, or exploring a new restaurant.
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