Uneven Skin Tone
What it is:
The appearance of brown spots or skin discolourations on the surface of the skin.
Why it happens:
Overexposure to sunlight triggers overproduction of melanin, which results in areas of darker, more pigmented skin. Continued UV exposure darkens spots and skin discolorations, makes them more noticeable. Darkening can also happen after an injury to the skin, such as an acne lesion or a burn.
How to treat it:
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of dark spots and uneven skin tone, so daily sun protection is a must—whether it’s sunny or cloudy. Regular, mild exfoliation helps diminish excess pigment, create a more even skin tone. Clinique’s Even Better Skin Tone Corrector works gently to help visibly minimize the appearance of discolourations, even acne scarring over time. And it can be used on the backs of your hands and chest, too.