November 25, 2020

Are your clients complaining of a splotchy complexion?

Many people experience an uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation. This is simply an irregular darkening of your skin. 

While it can be discouraging, the good news is that there are plenty of products and treatments designed to help you smooth their complexion, revealing a more uniform and luminous glow!

Wondering how to fix uneven skin tone? Today, we're taking a closer look at this issue, along with the revolutionary solutions designed to treat and reverse it. 

What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?

Uneven skin tone is caused by an overproduction of melanin. This is the pigment that also helps determine your skin and hair colour. 

When someone's skin produces too much melanin, they'll notice dark spots and patches, which can make them look older. In response, many will turn to peels, serums and other treatments to help lighten those problem areas so they blend with the rest of their complexion. 

What causes this excess production in the first place? There are a few instances that can trigger hyperpigmentation, including:

  • Sun exposure
  • Hormonal changes (melasma)
  • Air pollution
  • Dry skin
  • Skin-related injury (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)

How to Fix Uneven Skin Tone

As the owner of a clinic or spa, you're likely to encounter plenty of clients who desire a more even complexion. When it's time to deliver the professional advice they need, you can point them in the direction of these steps and solutions. 

A Great-Quality SPF

Unprotected sun exposure is one of the leading causes behind uneven skin tone. 

While your clients might not be able to go back in time and change their former habits, you can help steer them toward a smarter route moving forward. 

Recommend a premium daily sunscreen, such as our Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 40+. For an all-over, multitasking product, our Tinted Primer SPF 30 is also ideal! Remembering to perform this step daily is the most effective way to prevent new spots from occurring. 

Gently Exfoliate

Another way to treat existing hyperpigmentation is to gently slough off the dead, dull skin cells lying on the surface. This can be achieved through exfoliation. 

One option is to use a physical exfoliant, such as our Daily Polishing Cleanser. Designed in a unique powder formulation, this product doubles as both a daily cleanser and an effective weapon against uneven skin tone. Power players including jojoba beads, salicylic acid and a natural lightening agent work to reverse signs of sun damage and ageing, revealing a more youthful complexion underneath.

Or, you can also reach for chemical exfoliants, such as our Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant, which features a blend of enzymes and fruit acids that work together to renew and rejuvenate even the dullest complexion.

Use a Chemical Peel

Our professional peel treatments help turn back the clock on your client's skin. From ageing and hyperpigmentation to dryness or breakouts, we have a solution that fits. 

Our eight different treatment options include:

  • TCA Clinical Reveal Peel
  • AB Clinical Reveal Peel
  • Triple Transformation Peel
  • Beta Clarity Peel
  • Glypro Resurfacing Peel
  • Hydra Radiance Peel
  • Flower Enzyme Peel
  • Enzyme Peel

Each peel is recommended to treat specific skin conditions and will vary in exfoliant level. You'll also need to pay special attention to the frequency of treatment. Our TCA Clinical Reveal Peel is specially formulated to help resolve uneven skin tone, along with our AB Clinical Reveal Peel and our Glypro Resurfacing Peel.

The later features an acid exfoliant that helps erase fine lines, smooth irregular texture and correct hyperpigmentation. 

Apply a Smoothing Serum

Serums are changing the skincare game for the better. These lightweight solutions pack a powerful punch in a tiny bottle and can deliver major benefits to parched, sun-damaged, oily or problematic skin.

If your client has an uneven skin tone, look for a serum that contains retinol, such as our high-performance Retinol Smoothing Serum. Ideal for mature and acne-prone skin, this 1.5% retinol serum also helps smooth and eliminate skin texture irregularities. 

In addition to retinol, you'll also find another star player in this serum: glycolic acid.

Glycolic acid works in tandem with other natural brighteners to stimulate gentle chemical exfoliation. This helps it counteract fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. Rounding out the lineup is our premium mulberry extract, which helps brighten and nourish skin, making this the ultimate retinol repair serum. 

Give a Moisture Boost

Excessive dryness can exacerbate signs of uneven skin tone.

If your clients' skin is looking dull or dry, a heavy-duty moisturizing treatment may be in order. Try our Restorative Cream, which is uniquely designed for dry, sensitive or mature skin.

The skin-boosting antioxidants contained within this formula also help ward off environmental pollutants, which can stress the skin and lead to hyperpigmentation. With this cream, you can also fight back against ozone exposure and UVB radiation.

When moisturizer takes its place in your clients' skincare routine, they'll begin to notice that their dark spots blend more easily and aren't as prominent. 

The Professional Skincare Solutions You Need

At your spa, you treat clients with a wide variety of skincare woes. Some might lament being too oily, while others are seeking help for sun damage, acne, or fine lines.

Then, there are those who want to blur their dark, patchy spots and gain a filter-like appearance, free of the irregularities and ununiform areas that affect their complexion. 

Wondering how to fix uneven skin tone? The products and procedures above are a major step in the right direction. With these in your arsenal, you'll be well-equipped to appropriately address this issue and recommend next steps for continued, at-home care.

Looking for more cleansers, exfoliants, treatment serums and more to help stock your shelves? We have the premium, professional skincare solutions you need. Feel free to take a closer look at our full online shop, or browse by our different collections!


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