What Is Uneven Skin Tone?

Dreaming of even, flawless-looking skin? Discover the causes of uneven skin tone and Charlotte’s essential skincare products for a balanced-looking complexion.

Uneven skin tone is a broad term used to describe various common skin issues including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, dry patches, fine lines, blotchiness, dark circles, dark spots and sun damage. And it can really get in the way of a flawless complexion.

Well, good news darlings! If you have an uneven skin tone and want a complexion that looks more even, there are many ways to approach it for skin that’s BEAUTIFUL and BALANCED-LOOKING. Read on to find out what can cause uneven skin tone and discover Charlotte’s MAGICAL skincare products and tips to help even out the look of your skin.

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What Causes Uneven Skin Tones?

Various factors can cause uneven skin tone. Dark spots can be caused by exposure to the sun and pollution, while fine lines and wrinkles are common side effects of ageing and sun damage.

Skin issues like rosacea can be triggered by spicy foods, alcohol, dehydration, sun exposure and certain skincare ingredients like glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Meanwhile, hyperpigmentation can be caused by ageing skin, genetics, skin irritation, sun damage, certain medical conditions (Addison’s disease, for example) and hormones. Hormonal changes also contribute to melasma, which is when brown or grey patches appear on the skin. Finally, lack of sleep can often cause dull and dark circles appearing under your eyes.

How To Help Even the look of Skin Tone

If you’re wanting a more balanced-looking complexion, there are so many ways to try help even the look of your skin tone. Many of Charlotte’s ICONIC and SUPERCHARGED skincare and makeup products can help the look of uneven skin tone.

  1. Two facial cleansers, one in lemon-yellow packaging and the other in charcoal-black, with rose-gold coloured lids.

    Goddess Cleansing Ritual Duo

    Charlotte’s deeply nourishing Goddess Cleansing Ritual contains a citrus oil-infused radiance cleanser with vitamin C to help balance out the look of your skin tone, as well as a charcoal bamboo cleanser to nourish and brighten your skin’s appearance. Use this supercharged and purifying cleanser duo as the first step in your research-powered daily skincare routine for a healthy and balanced looking complexion.

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  2. Goddess Skin Clay Mask tube with lid off

    Goddess Skin Clay Mask

    Infused with sweet almond oil and essential oils, Charlotte’s award-winning Goddess Skin Clay Mask is a luxurious face mask that helps to smooth your skin and reduce the look of any redness in your complexion. Use after cleansing once or twice a week for skin that appears BRIGHTER, SMOOTHER and more PURIFIED.

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    Brightening Youth Glow

    Brightening Youth Glow blurs the look of pores and blemishes while improving the look of your skin tone and luminosity. Infused with niacinamide, this colour-correcting face primer improves the appearance of skin clarity for a RADIANT-LOOKING complexion. It also contains vitamin B3, a MIRACLE ingredient that evens out the look of your skin tone and watercress extract, which contributes to a brighter and more even-looking complexion.

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  4. A trio of open concealers in light, fair, deep shades.

    Magic Away Concealer

    Once you’ve tackled your uneven skin tone using Charlotte’s ICONIC skincare products, you can use makeup to conceal the look of any remaining redness, blemishes and dark spots. Charlotte’s Magic Away Concealer is a miracle-making concealer that offers essential full coverage for a FLAWLESS-LOOKING base.

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Charlotte’s Top Tips for Uneven Skin Tone

Alongside using Charlotte’s ICONIC skincare products, you can also help to balance the look of your complexion by following Charlotte’s three MAGIC tips…

MAGIC TIP 1: STAY HYDRATED! Hydrated skin contributes to overall better skin health. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day is recommended to flush out toxins and improve your skin’s tone and texture. Then, make sure to LOCK IN that moisture using Charlotte’s Magic Cream, her award-winning and ultra-hydrating face cream which helps to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

MAGIC TIP 2: GET PLENTY OF SLEEP! When your skin is well rested, it appears naturally brighter and more healthy looking. Aim to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night to improve the look of dull skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.

MAGIC TIP 3: STAY SAFE IN THE SUN Since chronic sun exposure is the cause of so many skin problems such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and sun damage, it’s so important to stay safe in the sun. Avoid direct sunlight during peak hours, wear a hat when possible and ALWAYS wear a high protection SPF. Many of Charlotte’s makeup and skincare products contain SPF to help protect your skin from the effects of UV rays for a HEALTHY and DEWY-LOOKING complexion.

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Please note the advice, information, or comments within this article should not be relied upon as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and any questions regarding a medical condition.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.