The most common cause of uneven skin tone and dark spots is over-exfoliation combined with too much sun exposure. 

Each of these things can cause this independently, but together they are the perfect storm.  Once combined they can do a lot of damage very quickly…sometimes it can even feel like overnight or in one summer.

What Causes An Uneven Skin Tone?

Nothing will cause this condition faster than conventional acne and anti-aging products.  Yes, the very thing that the clinical strategy says will fix this…actually causes it.  Let that sink in.  But what else are we supposed to do?   There really is a better way.  Learn what hydration, Dermal Nutrients, barrier restoration, vitamin C, and deep pore cleansing sessions can do for your skin.  It is the fastest way that I know to correct them…along with many other skin issues.

Medications, liver issues, hormonal imbalances, and internal microbiome issues are the other places to investigate when working towards solving uneven skin tone and dark spots.

How To Treat an Uneven Skin Tone And Dark Spots

Along the way, it is crucial to find a daily sunscreen and more intense sunscreen for hikes and outdoor projects.  Clean and non-globby sunscreens are more available now compared to years ago.  Go on a quest to find the special goldilocks sunscreens that you don’t mind using.  These things are likely to cause rebound hyper-pigmentation wherein your skin will take one step forward temporarily then several large steps backward delivering skin that is only in a worse boat than when you started.  Rebound hyper-pigmentation is even more difficult to turn around so it is worth avoiding in the first place.

  • Stop all use of aggressive cleansers and exfoliators.
  • Stop the use of all of the usual “anti-aging” acids like glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid.
  • Avoid all laser treatments.

Can They Be Reversed?

Uneven skin tone can be reversed easily with proper hydration, Dermal Nutrients, and barrier restoration but dark spots are harder to eliminate.  Getting healthy, glowing skin that is more resilient to sun exposure goes a long way toward helping the spots largely fade and not get worse.