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How to Even Out Your Skin Tone Naturally

Updated on January 22, 2017
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An even skin tone can be achieved by cosmetics, cosmetic procedures or by using nature's resources.

Uneven skin tone can be caused by acne, scars, pimples, broken blood vessels, wrinkles, diet or stress. Pigmentation and spotting can also cause patches on your skin and result in an uneven skin tone.

Here are things that you can do to even out your skin tone -

Ways to even out your skin tone

Apply a skin cream that has vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins are rich in antioxidants that help to prevent damage to your skin cells and keeps your skin firm, healthy and wrinkle free.

Facial peels rich in vitamin C is very good to even out your skin tone. If your skin blemishes are intense, then use a facial peel with vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acid.

Dead skin cells can make your skin appear darker than the rest. Use a gentle face scrub to exfoliate.

Oatmeal Facial Mask

Take a bowl and mix 2 tbsp of cooked oatmeal, one tbsp. of lemon juice and half a tbsp of lavender oil. Apply a thick layer where there is a dark patch and leave for fifteen minutes. Wash off with cool water.

Oil of Avocado

Oil of avocado seeds keeps your skin glowing, soft and smooth. It helps to even out skin tone by smoothing, reducing red patches and enriching skin.

Avocado oil is rich in sterolins that help to reduce age spots and prevent damage from the sun. It also helps to heal scars.

Avocado oil penetrates the skin very easily and moisturizes very effectively.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent. Squeeze fresh lime into a bowl. Take a cotton ball and dip into the juice. Apply it on your face and massage gently. Repeat this twice a week. After applying lime juice, use coconut oil. Coconut oil helps to reduce irritation of the skin, due to the lime juice.

If your skin is very sensitive avoid using lime juice.

Manuka Honey

Manuka is a special grade of honey made by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush found only in New Zealand.

Manuka honey is excellent for the skin. This honey has valuable medicinal properties. It helps to heal scars, unclog pores, kills infection and prevents further outbreaks on the skin.

Manuka honey is rich in nutrients that help to keep your skin healthy. Spread Manuka honey on your face using your fingers. Leave on for about fifteen minutes and then wash off and pat dry.

Cosmetic procedures for even skin tone

1. Microdermabrasion is one of the ways you can even out your skin tone. The process of microdermabrasion evens out your skin and helps to remove wrinkles, scars and spots. It is also very effective to remove dark color patches from your skin.

2. Laser technology is used to even out the skin tone. This procedure is done by a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon.

Laser technology uses the laser to lighten dark spots and helps new skin cells to come up to the surface.

Following a healthy diet, exercising and keeping yourself hydrated is important for an even skin tone.



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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Avocado is awesome for the skin. Thank you for the vote up and share.

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      Ms. Immortal 5 years ago from NJ

      Thanks for the great information. I love avocado, eat it almost every day, so I guess I'll use it on my skin now too.

      voted up and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie Lynnley as you say homemade recipes are the best. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have used oatmeal and lemon and although my skin is sensitive lemon doesn't bother me. I will try these others. I love natural homemade remedies, they are always best. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      It must have been awesome to trek in the Himalayas!! I hope my tips help you. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I have just returned from trekking in the himalayas and my facial skin is pretty damaged. I will work on your tips.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 thank you for visiting and leaving a comment Lemon juice is awesome to drink and for the skin!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      All of these seem to be great ways to combat skin problems, so natural! I do use lemon juice regulary and it works. Great hub post.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      midget38 lemon juice is a great natural way. Thanks for reading and the share.

      AudreyHowitt avocado is great inside and out!! Thank you.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Such good tips!! Thank you! I love avocado and I know it must feel great on the skin as well!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Lemon juice sounds like a natural way to get this done! Thanks for sharing this! I share too!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Rosemay50 thank you for stopping by. Avocado is generally very good for skin and so is avocado oil.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A very useful hub with great tips. I can recommend the Manuka honey certainly but I've not tried the avocado oil, will put that on my shopping list.

      Thank you for sharing these tips.