How to Even Out Skin Tone

By LeafTV Editor

Uneven skin tone is a result of pigmentation of the skin cells due to overexposure to the sun and accumulation of dead cells on the surface of the skin. Fixing the uneven discoloration gives skin a flawless, radiant look. Here are some tips to achieve an even looking skin.

Scrub made of sea salt, lemon peel and lemon juice
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How To Even Out Skin Tone


Exfoliate your skin using a fruit peel, facial scrub or microdermabrasion method to remove the dried layer of dead cells on the skin.

Mix together oatmeal with a few drops of lemon and honey to make a loose paste. Apply on the skin, leave it for a few minutes and rub off in circular motion with the fingertips. The rough granules in the oatmeal act as a natural exfoliator. Lemon is a natural bleach and honey moisturizes the skin.

Hydrate your skin well by drinking at least 3 liters of water every day and applying water-based moisturizer before using makeup.

Wear a tinted moisturizer from Neutrogena or Sephora that comes with built-in SPF 15 or 20 to give sun protection. These lightweight, oil-free moisturizers hydrate and even out the skin without the effects of makeup.

Opt for 2 base foundations to match both lighter and darker areas on your face. Apply the lighter base in the center of your face where the skin is pigmented and darker base on the contours where it is lighter. Merge the shades gradually with a wet sponge.

Apply an oil-free or mineral makeup to match your skin tone. Pay closer attention in the T-zone, around the nose, chin and cheekbone to give a flawless finish. For better coverage in problematic areas, use a concealer.


  • Always apply moisturizer with sunscreen before going out in the sun to prevent uneven pigmentation due to overexposure.

  • Choose a darker shade of makeup to reach the desired evenness instead of a lighter shade.