Is Your Face Darker Than The Rest Of Your Body? Here’s What You Can Do

Written by Chaitra Krishnan, MA (Journalism & Mass Communication)  • 

If there is any bodily feature that people notice about you first, it’s got to do with the facial features. Do you agree? That’s precisely why we all put in extra effort to take care of our face. Have you ever noticed a change in skin tone between your face and the rest of your body? Is your face a tad darker? Uneven skin tone is one of the most common skin problems that people face. For some people, the difference in skin tone is very slight but for some, it’s quite noticeable. Despite all the care and expensive products that you’re investing in for the sake of a beautiful, flawless face, you might only be faced with disappointment.

Why is it important to bring a balance between the skin tones? When you wear clothes that have short sleeves or a deep neckline, people can easily notice the distinct difference in the skin tone between your face and body. This might just ruin your whole look. But don’t worry, because this is a problem that can be tackled as it comes with plenty of solutions. But before that, it’s important to know why the tone difference occurs. This will help you pull out the problem right from the roots. Here are some of the reasons why you may have a darker face:

Possible Reasons For Different Skin Tone On Face

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Sun Exposure: Your face is always exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun no matter what clothes you’re wearing.

Wrong Skincare Products: Using skin care products that don’t suit your skin type can only damage it and make it look dull and dark. A lot of these products are filled with harsh chemicals that are bound to bring down the natural tone and glow of your face.

Sensitive Skin On The Face: The skin on our face is a lot more sensitive when compared to the skin on the rest of our body. So, it is possible that it reacts more sensitively to environmental factors, stress, and skincare products.

It’s Natural: Some people have naturally darker skin on their face than their body. This is pretty normal and you don’t have to blame yourselves for not taking care of your skin in such cases.

How To Deal With Uneven Skin Tone?

Before you panic and try a gazillion other products that claim to balance uneven skin tone, know that you can easily solve this problem if you’re a little careful. So, here’s what you’ve got to do to bring back the skin tone balance between your face and your body:

1. Always Use A Sunscreen

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Stop considering sunscreen as an option and make it a compulsion in your daily skincare routine. Sunscreen is necessary even if it’s cloudy outside or even if you’re staying indoors. Always wear sunscreen to get maximum protection from direct or indirect UV ray exposure. Once you wash your face and apply your moisturizer, apply the sunscreen before putting on the makeup. Buy a sunscreen that has the highest SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number. Remember to pick a sunscreen with an SPF that protects you from both, UVB and UVA rays.

2. Change Your Skincare Products

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If the dullness on your face is due to the harsh chemicals in your skincare products, it’s time to throw them in the trash. Switch to products that are apt for sensitive skin. Include DIY natural treatments as much as you can in your skincare regimen and you’ll see the difference on your skin tone within weeks! From face masks to toners, you can make it all at home.

3. Choosing The Right Shades Of Makeup

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Maybe it’s your make up that brings down the tone of your face. If you’re using the wrong shades of foundation or concealer, your face can look more ashy and dark. To avoid this, always use a tester and check if the product is altering your natural skin tone too much.

4. Natural Remedies To Lighten Skin Tone

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Darker skin tone on just the face may happen due to excessive sun exposure. It takes only a few minutes to get tanned but it takes weeks for the tan to go away on its own. Shocked? Well, don’t worry because there are various natural remedies that you can rely on for tan removal and skin lightening. Consider DIY remedies that include lemon juice, rose water, aloe vera, papaya, orange peel powder, and apple cider vinegar. Try them and see the eye-opening results for yourself!

If your face is naturally darker than the rest of your body, the above remedies can help, but only to an extent. Choosing the right kind of makeup and being thoughtful while selecting clothes will help you cover up the skin tone difference in no time! Have you had issues with uneven skin tone? What did you do to tackle the problem? Share your tips and tricks with us in the comments section below.

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