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02nd Aug 2023

Uneven skin tone or texture? This is what the doctors recommend

Uneven skin tones or textures are the bane of our lives and while we know perfect skin doesn’t really exist, the closest we can get, the better.

Looking in the mirror and seeing small bumps, scars or redness is never fun and sometimes make-up just doesn’t cut it.

Uneven skin is caused by different issues but thankfully it’s very treatable.

An advanced aesthetic doctor with a focus on Skin Tech, and MD of the Bejma Medical Clinic, Dr. Sebastian Bejma, told Glamour that it’s extremely common and can affect many different people.

Making your skin feel rough, bumpy or dry, Dr Bejma said: “This condition can appear on many areas of the body including the back, arms, legs and face. Medically it is characterised by a difference between the depth of the sulcus cutis, or the grooves and depressions in the skin, and the raised areas, known as the crista cutis.”

But how do we treat this?

There are multiple ways we can tackle uneven tones and textures. Some are easy to do at home while others may require pricey beauty treatments.

Exfoliation is the best way to get started. Using a scrub or a cleaning brush, we can remove any excess dead skin cells but it is important to remember not to overdo this as they can, with too much use, damage the skin barrier.

Chemical peels are another way to combat uneven skin tone, dryness and acne. For this, an expert will “apply a chemical solution to your skin which will peel away dead or damaged skin cells.”

Typically, this involves using AHA and BHA acids such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid so it important a professional does this and understands what your skin needs.

Vitamin A or retinoids also work incredibly well to address this issue as they have anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce swelling and also work to reduce clogged pores.

Finally, micro-needling is another brilliant way to address uneven textures or tones as this typically is used to treat scarring, stretch marks, as well as wrinkles.

This works by creating invisible micro-perforations in the epidermis which creates a wound-healing response to stimulate new collagen and elastin and thus will improve skin quality and texture.