What causes uneven skin tone?
One of the primary culprits behind an uneven skin tone is sun exposure. Dr. Sheila Krishna, a seasoned dermatologist, emphasises how melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells in our skin, react to sunlight. Their stimulation leads to increased pigment production, which can result in sunspots and other discolourations.
Other influencers on your skin can be age, presenting as fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Lana Kashlan, with her extensive background in skin conditions, points out conditions like rosacea, which leads to facial redness, as contributing factors. Lifestyle choices, from diet to stress management, also significantly affect our skin’s appearance.
Is genetics a factor?
Certain skin conditions can indeed be hereditary. Vitiligo, an autoimmune disorder causing uneven skin discolouration, is a prime example. Dr. Kashlan suggests that while genetics play a role, a healthy lifestyle, which includes diligent sunscreen application and a balanced diet, can help combat or minimize these inherent tendencies.
Treatment options for uneven skin tone
Both Dr. Krishna and Dr. Kashlan recommend seeing a licensed dermatologist for tailored advice and treatment plans. For those keen on self-care, starting with a gentle cleanser, then applying serums with ingredients known to even out skin tone can be beneficial. In-office treatments, like chemical peels, are also options for those seeking more pronounced results.
Protection from the sun is paramount, and the emphasis on using broad-spectrum SPF cannot be overstated.
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