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12 Incredible Effective Home Remedies For Uneven Skin Tone

Ever seen all those perfect women on Instagram with their perfect skin and their perfect everything and wondered who you had to kill to get skin like that? We know we have. And uneven skin tone is a surprisingly common problem, especially in today’s world with all the pollution and the UV rays and the stress.

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There are a number of causes for an uneven skin tone. The most common causes being,

  • Prolonged exposure to the sun: Prolonged exposure to sunlight causes an over-production of melanin in your skin, leading to the occurrence of dark patches or strange tan lines (especially if you wear glasses) on your face.
  • Hormonal problems: Hormonal imbalances can lead to the occurrence of dark patches on your face, especially due to the over-secretion of sebum in some parts of your face.
  • Pimples, acne, etc.,: We’ve all had pimples at least once in our lives (although if you’ve had it just once in your life, you’re probably a demigod or a Disney princess). We’ve all popped at least a pimple or two that has led to scarring that we’ve hastily tried to get rid of by scratching at it and ended up with pretty permanent scars on our face.
  • Hyperpigmentation: This may happen due to hormonal imbalances or even due to excessive sun exposure. Hyperpigmentation results in freckles which, if not dealt with ASAP, will darken and eventually become more permanent dark spots.

We know how unseemly an uneven skin tone can be, and how its effects are more than just skin-deep. So we scoured the earth to find 12 superb home remedies for uneven skin tone! Let’s take a look:

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Home remedies for uneven skin tone

1. Baking soda

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Let’s get one thing clear first. Baking soda is bae. It is the solution to pretty much all of life’s problems. Teeth too yellow? Rub some baking soda. Dishes too dirty? Rub some baking soda. Clothes have an ugly stain? Rub some baking soda. Aliens invading planet earth and enslaving all of mankind? Rub some baking soda!

So, obviously, when you have skin problems, baking soda is your best friend. Baking soda is an amazing bio-exfoliator. It scrubs away your dead skin, leaving your skin feeling supple and fresh. This helps deal with the hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, thus helping deal with your uneven skin tone. Plus, it’s not as harmful as the synthetic beads you find in exfoliating face washes and scrubs, that do you more harm than good. Simply mix a tablespoon of baking soda with some water to make a thick paste and apply it to your face. Let it set (takes around 3 minutes), then rub the damaged areas gently with your finger tips and finally wash it off with water. Repeat this at least once a week for beautiful glowing skin!

2. Papaya

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Papaya has bleaching properties that will help even out your skin tone, especially if you have melanin patches or hyperpigmentation problems. You can incorporate papaya in your diet for a more permanent solution to the problem (so that you may eventually have perfect glowy tv commercial skin). You can add to that by rubbing raw papa on your face (especially on the problem areas) daily, to speed up the process and give you a lovely even skin tone!

3. Yogurt mask

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A DIY yogurt mask is an excellent remedy for uneven skin tone that will leave you with beautiful glowing skin. Yogurt has exfoliating and bleaching properties that will not only scrub off the flaky pigmented skin, but will also help lighten tanned and scarred skin! Simply take a tablespoon of organic, flavorless and colorless yogurt; add a tablespoon of water to it and beat well. Apply the mask all over the face and neck and leave it to dry for 20-30 minutes. Finally, wash it off using lukewarm water for bright, healthy-looking skin!

4. Turmeric

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Turmeric is an amazing color corrector. Most of your scars and dark patches are purple or have purple undertones. Yellow falls on the opposite end of purple, on the color wheel. So the yellow of the turmeric cancels out the purple of the scars and pigmentation, giving you flawless, bright skin. Mix some turmeric paste with a little bit of honey and milk and apply all over your face and neck in a thick layer. Let it dry and then wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat this at least once a week for long-lasting results that will be visible within the first few applications!

5. Lemon juice

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Lemon juice is known for its excellent bleaching properties. So it comes of no surprise that it also helps even out your skin tone by lightening the dark patches and the scars. You could mix the lemon juice with honey and apply the mask on your face a couple of times a week. Alternatively, take a spray bottle, pour lemon juice and water in it and mix well. Spray this lemon juice mixture on your face every morning and every night for a long-lasting and noticeable improvement in your skin tone!

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6. Gram flour

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Gram flour is an amazing bio-exfoliator with skin lightening properties. Simply mix some gram flour with a teaspoon of lemon juice and a couple of tablespoons of milk to form a thick paste. Apply this paste all over your face and neck and then scrub your face with your fingers (in circular motions), for a couple of minutes. Let it dry and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process twice a week for an evident change in your skin tone and texture!

7. Sandalwood mask

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Sandalwood has been used in Ayurveda since time immemorial. Not only does it smell like unicorn farts, it is also a brilliant skin-lightening agent. A sandalwood mask will help even out your skin tone and leave your skin feeling unbelievably soft and supple! Mix some sandalwood powder with milk or rosewater to form a relatively thick paste. Apply this paste all over your face and neck and leave it on for around 30 minutes (it will dry up long before that, but leave it on for it to work its magic). Finally, wash it off with lukewarm water. Apply this mask up to 3 times a week for a long-lasting and evident improvement in your skin tone!

8. Milk

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Milk is known for its skin lightening and softening properties. In order to reduce pigmentation and dark patches, you have to use raw milk, i.e. milk that has not been boiled. Dip a cotton ball in some milk and wipe your face with it (sort of like a cleanser) every night before bed. Let the milk set for some time and then finally wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this every night for a month for soft and supple skin that’s free from pigmentations and tanning!

9. Cucumber

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Cucumber binds collagen. So it gives you firm, supple skin, free from pigmentation and unevenness in skin tone. Mix equal parts of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply it on your face. Let it dry on your face for around 20 minutes and then finally wash it off with cool water. Apply this mixture once a day, every day, for at least a couple of months for visible results!

10. Honey

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Honey is an excellent source of enzymes that help break down old skin cells, thus leaving the skin feeling soft and clean. Mix honey, lemon juice, milk powder and soaked almonds (equal parts) and use it as a face scrub/mask for bright and soft skin! The honey, milk, and lemon help bleach the skin while the almond bits exfoliate the skin, washing away the dead flaky skin, so that new, lighter skin can replace it!

11. Coconut oil, sugar, lime scrub

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Coconut oil is a magnificent moisturizer, lime has bleaching agents, and sugar is an excellent exfoliator. So when you put these 3 together, you’re bound to end up with possibly the most amazing face scrub ever. Mix coconut oil, sugar, and lime juice, and apply it in a thick layer on your face and neck. Then use your fingertips to scrub your face well, to wash away all the dead pigmented skin and finally wash it off with lukewarm water. Apply this at least twice a week for a month for visible results!

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12. Tomato pulp

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Tomatoes are amazing for skin, as they help lighten skin tone, prevent acne, and tighten pores! It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and plenty of antioxidants that will leave your skin feeling youthful, fresh, and super soft! Simply apply tomato juice to your face daily for beautiful, glowing skin that’s free from dark patches and uneven skin tone!

So these were our top 12 home remedies for uneven skin tone. Try these out and figure out which one works best for you, and stick to that till your skin is beautiful, with an even skin tone. However, ultimately, it all comes down to your lifestyle. You will have to drink plenty of water and eat healthy if you want your skin to truly become problem-free and flawless!

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