Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Color skin Inequality is a common problem that can be experienced by anyone, both women and men.
The causes of uneven skin tone can vary. Moreover, with age and activity level, skin color is also prone to change.
Referring Medical News Today, uneven skin tone generally refers to texture problems, redness, white patches or dark spots appear, and hyperpigmentation. Here are the causes of uneven skin tone.
1. Hormone imbalance
Hormonal imbalance is one of the causes of uneven skin tone (Photo Illustration: iStockphoto/pondaksit)
Hormonal imbalance in the body is one of the causes of uneven skin tone. No wonder if uneven skin color is also often experienced by pregnant or menopausal women due to changes in the number of hormones.
Increased production of melanin in pregnant women makes facial skin so mottled. This is not dangerous because it can disappear slowly when hormone levels decrease.
Likewise with women who enter menopause. The hormone estrogen is lower and has an impact on reduced skin elasticity and uneven skin tone.
2. Exposure to UV rays
Exposure to UV rays is one of the causes of uneven skin tone (Photo Illustration: Skitterphoto)
The cause of uneven skin tone can be due to exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet which makes hyperpigmentation. Especially if your skin is not protected with sunscreen.
If exposed to the sun for too long without being protected by sunscreen or sunscreen, the skin will quickly turn red and even cause streaks.
In addition, if you also experience hormonal disorders, it can lead to melasma which is characterized by patches on the cheeks, chin, forehead or upper lips.
3. Usage skincare not exactly
Improper use of skincare can cause uneven skin tone (Photo Illustration: Istockphoto/Sasha_Suzi)
Use skincare inappropriately according to skin conditions can also cause the color to change. Like white spots appear because the skin becomes dry and peeling.
Or there are other changes as a reaction to the active ingredients of skincare that are not suitable for facial skin, thus triggering excessive sensitivity on the skin.
Scars are one of the causes of uneven skin tone (Photo Illustration: Istockphoto/Ocskaymark)
Other causes that can make skin tone uneven are the effects of scars after falling, burn marks, and scars caused by acne.
This condition is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation because it is usually darker than the original skin color.
5. Buildup of dead skin cells
Accumulation of dead skin cells is one of the causes of uneven skin tone (Photo Illustration: iStockphoto/byryo)
Dead skin cells accumulate due to exposure to dust, dirt, facial oil, residue makeup which is not cleaned properly.
In addition to making dull skin uneven, other problems generally arise such as breakouts, dry skin or breakouts.
6. Increasing age
Aging is one of the causes of uneven skin tone (Photo Illustration: iStockphoto/Cecilie_Arcurs)
Increasing age can also increase skin problems, including reduced elasticity and uneven skin tone.
Referring Scientific American, the trigger is that collagen production decreases with age, so the skin becomes thinner, brittle, and increases skin hyperpigmentation.
The amino acids found in collagen are reported to help keep skin feeling smooth, firm, and improve uneven skin tone.
By knowing the causes of uneven skin tone above, it is hoped that it will make it easier for you to determine the type of treatment that suits your skin condition.