Many leading causes of uneven skin tone are due to a variety of things – pigmentation issues, skin inflammation problems and environmental factors like the sun.
The nice part about using home remedies to treat uneven skin tone is that everything you need is usually free (or very cheap) and you probably have most ingredients already.
One of the first things that you might want to do is to remove any dead skin before applying any other treatments. A popular choice for removing dead skin is to use a baking soda scrub. Baking soda is able to help remove dead skin cells without unbalancing the skin’s pH level. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one teaspoon of water to create a paste that can be applied to the skin. Apply the paste to the skin in small areas and work through each area until the skin has been completely buffed.
Another popular treatment for helping uneven skin tone is to use oatmeal to relieve inflammation of the skin. Oatmeal contains many healthy nutrients that are able to be absorbed by the skin. For example, silicon and trace minerals including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and zinc. These minerals along with the silicon present are able to effectively reduce inflammation. To use an oatmeal treatment, mix a batch of plain oatmeal and then apply it to the skin as a mask, it can also be used as a light scrub. You can include some plain yogurt in the oatmeal (also full of nutrients) to give the mask a smoother consistency.
Another addition you can add to an oatmeal face mask are 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon juice is an excellent natural skin lightener and can also be used on its own.
Red and irritated skin can be caused by environmental factors like hot dry weather, cold and wind. To remedy this, you can use honey to hydrate and cleanse the skin. Honey is a powerful antioxidant and anti-bacterial. Its composition is known as a humectant, this means it has the ability to seal in moisture with the added benefit of not making the skin oily. Overall, excellent for dry, irritated skin and a wide range of similar skin conditions.
Try this honey face mask for a glowing complexion.
Put 1 tablespoon of honey into a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Next, add 1 egg yolk, a little yogurt or milk, and blend together to form a creamy paste. Apply to the face for 15 minutes to half an hour. Rinse gently afterwards with warm water.
There are many home remedies for uneven skin tone, but always remember that what works for some, may not not work as well for others, it just a case of finding out what’s right for your skin.