4th May 2023

5 Methods to Even your Skin Tone

Last Modified: April 4, 2024

If you're reading this I’m assuming you want to achieve that goddess-like skin and catch the attention of every room you walk in! You probably believe your uneven skin tone is holding you back and you wish for a glossy smooth surface of skin. Fret not there are many methods of achieving an even skin tone such as simply just drinking enough water - let’s explore them all…


Exfoliating can help even out your skin tone by removing dead skin cells and revealing fresher, brighter skin underneath. Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, making your complexion look dull and uneven. Think of it as polishing a coin, before it's dirty then after it's sparkling clean.

To exfoliate your skin, it's important to choose an exfoliator that is appropriate for your skin type and concerns. You should also exfoliate once or twice a week to avoid over-exfoliating, which can cause damage and irritation. Be gentle when exfoliating and focus on problem areas if you have hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone. Don't forget to follow up with sunscreen after exfoliating to protect your skin from harmful UV rays!

Wear Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen can help make your skin more even by protecting it from the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays. Sun damage is a major contributor to uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots. UV rays can trigger the production of excess melanin in the skin, leading to discoloration and unevenness, but Sun exposure has many benefits such as boosting vitamin D, so it's important to wear sunscreen in order for us to keep staying outside.

Sunscreen can help prevent this type of sun damage by blocking UV rays from penetrating your skin. It forms a barrier that reflects or absorbs the sun's rays, reducing the amount of UV radiation that reaches your skin.

sunscreen on woman to even skin tone

Many sunscreens also contain antioxidants and other ingredients that help to even out and improve the appearance of the skin. These ingredients work by neutralising free radicals, which can damage skin cells.

To achieve the best results, it's important to choose a sunscreen with a high SPF rating and apply it regularly, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of your skin, including your face, neck, and hands so you can enter sunlight unfazed.

Stay Hydrated to Even Skin Tone

Staying hydrated is an important factor in achieving and maintaining an even skin tone. Water plays a critical role in many functions, including the health and appearance of our skin. When our bodies are dehydrated, our skin can appear dry, dull, and uneven.

Drinking plenty of water helps to keep our skin hydrated from the inside out, which can help to improve its texture and appearance. When our skin is well-hydrated, it looks plumper, smoother, and more even-toned. it's understandable that many people find it hard to increase their water intake - I do too! A tip for increasing water intake is to have a glass with every meal. Eating a diet rich in hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables can also help you to increase hydration. Fruit and veg contain high amounts of water, as well as vitamins and antioxidants that can help to promote skin health.

It's also important to avoid dehydrating substances like alcohol and caffeine, which can cause your skin to lose moisture and appear more dull and uneven. Instead, opt for water or hydrating herbal teas to keep your skin looking its best.

Avoid Certain Foods 

Avoiding certain foods can help to even out your skin tone by reducing inflammation and promoting skin health. Certain foods can contribute to inflammation in the body, which can lead to a range of skin issues, including acne, redness, and uneven skin tone.

One of the most common culprits is processed and sugary foods. These foods are often high in refined carbohydrates and sugars, which can cause a spike in insulin levels and lead to inflammation in the body.

Foods that are high in saturated and trans fats can also contribute to inflammation and skin issues. These fats are found in fried foods, processed meats, and baked goods. Instead, go for healthy fats like those found in avocados, nuts, and oily fish to support healthy skin.

Lastly, consuming too much alcohol and caffeine can also contribute to uneven skin tone. Both substances can dehydrate the body, leading to dry, dull-looking skin. Overconsumption of alcohol can also lead to inflammation and skin redness.

This article was read and reviewed by the face of DR Aesthetica himself - DR Baldeep Farmah.


If You Want to Even your Skin Tone Stop Picking your Skin

When we pick at our skin, we introduce bacteria and inflammation to the affected area, which can lead to redness, swelling, and scarring. The healing process can also trigger an overproduction of melanin in the skin, leading to hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.

 By stopping this habit you can reduce the risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Try keeping your hands busy, covering up, and practising good skincare to reduce the urge to pick and promote healthy skin.

If you're looking to :

  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks, pitting and acne
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Even skin tone and decrease hyperpigmentation
  • And Have glowing self esteem

Then a stem cell Microneedling treatment may be for you, all of the above can be achieved with Microneedling. Additionally Microneedling:

  • Takes only 30-60 minutes
  • Has results which last up to 200 days
  • Is done with anaesthetic for a painless treatment
  • Has a downtime of only 24 hours

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Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 4th May 2023
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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