Have you ever woken up and looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “When did my skin get so blotchy?”

When your skin is exposed to certain elements, it can cause uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation, which is irregular darkening of the skin caused by an overproduction of melanin.

Plainly put, when your skin doesn’t like its environment or conditions it may react negatively, which leads to that “blotchy skin” you dread to see in the mirror. To avoid or treat hyperpigmentation, it’s important to understand why it likely happens.

What causes uneven skin tone?

Sometimes an uneven skin tone happens due to external factors and sometimes it has to do with internal factors. Some key contributing factors include:

  • Overexposure to the sun
    When you’re exposed to too much UV light, melanin production speeds up to protect your skin, and it causes brown spots and an uneven skin tone.
  • Pollution
    When you come in contact with particles and gasses from traffic related air pollution, they can penetrate the skin and form brown spots, likely on the face.
  • Post-inflammatory Pigmentation
    After you suffer from a skin injury or acne scarring, a result may be a darkening of the skin in that area.
  • Hormones
    Hormone-related hyperpigmentation is known as melasma and is often found in women who are pregnant, but can also be a side effect of certain cosmetics or medications, like birth control.
  • Age
    When you don’t protect your skin from internal and external elements, like the sun and continual use of certain medications, you may have uneven skin tone as you age.

How can I get an even skin tone?

Your skin care routine is the most important part of achieving an even skin tone. Things like applying sunscreen, moisturizer, and keeping track of the medications, food, and drinks that negatively impact your skin are crucial parts of achieving an even skin tone.

If you don’t see improvement in your uneven skin tone, ask your provider if SmoothGlo™ by Lumenis is right for you. SmoothGlo™ is a sequential treatment to treat the three main signs of aging – tone*, texture, and loss of volume.

Its synergistic effect of intense pulsed light (IPL) and radio frequency (RF) microneedling technology to lessen the appearance of texture on your skin, even skin tone, and improve volume loss. Say goodbye to the “blotchy” morning blues and feel your best by investing in yourself with SmoothGlo™.

Visit SmoothGlo.com to find a SmoothGlo™ provider near you and schedule a consultation.

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