One of the quests we have in beauty is how best to help people achieve perfect skin tone. There are countless celebrities who seem to walk around without blemishes that freely share their own beauty tips and the occasionally genetically gifted friend who seems to remain untouched regardless of circumstance. For the rest of us, we end up reaching for different products in a quest to minimize any imperfections we see in our skin. OROGOLD and other companies have plenty of products to help aid in this purpose, but it doesn’t answer the eternal “Why me?” of uneven skin tone. We’ve put together a short guide on the various causes of uneven skin tone. This should give you a clearer idea of what good habits you can cultivate to help your skin tone over time.

Hormones
It’s best to get this reason out of the way first as it is the hardest to do anything about. Natural hormonal changes in the body affect your skin as readily as the rest of your organs. Medication or health conditions can cause particular changes that are capable of causing the melanin in the skin to become more reactive. Regardless of the causes of the hormonal issues, the result is the same as it can cause darker patches of skin to appear around areas of the body. The good news is that sometimes you can simply wait out the changes if the cause is relatively temporary and the spots can fade. We recommend against counting on this as it this isn’t always the case and the fading is seldom complete. Preemptively treating the areas appropriately won’t hurt your skin and may encourage quicker recovery.

Sun Damage
OROGOLD particularly stresses the use of sunscreen due to the sheer impact that sun damage can have on the skin. One of these is the causes of sun spots on the skin. These instances of hyperpigmentation are directly tied to failing to take appropriate sun care steps. They represent a permanent alteration to your skin that it is hard to recover from and the best course of action is prevention. Never go outside without wearing a sunscreen or product providing at least 30 SPF with broad spectrum protection. This will help protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. In doing so, you’ll reduce the chances of developing premature signs of aging including sun spots. You can use higher SPF products, but keep in mind that products with a high SPF than 30 have diminishing returns. In short, higher numbers don’t necessarily mean a lot more protection.

Scarring
The last common cause of uneven skin tone is a fairly varied one. Scars come in a lot of forms, but they represent distinct damage to the skin. Depending on the kind, they can darken or lighten the area of skin that they affect. Acne scarring is actually one of the biggest causes of uneven skin tone for most people. This is largely because we seldom get perfect information on how best to treat acne as teens and our skin is marked by it for the rest of our lives. Most standard products for treating uneven skin tone can help with this though. Other scars also affect levels of melanin in the skin, but their presence tends to be due to the adventures of the person with them rather than ill-advised beauty treatments in one’s youth.

Uneven skin tone is such a common problem that it is rightfully considered universal by many. The causes of uneven skin tone are all connected to how we live our lives and interest with the world. This makes it a bit difficult to fully avoid having to deal with the problems. OROGOLD does wish to reassure you that this means an uneven skin tone isn’t the end of the world. You can easily use treatments to even out your skin’s texture and a bit of makeup to make anything else simply vanish. After all, everyone does it.

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    • Yeo Saw Khim

      Thanks for the above n especially yr last paragraph. I have learned to come to term with my pigmentations after all these 25 yrs

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