What is the Cause of Uneven Skin Tone?

The production of too much melanin is the reason for Uneven skin tone or in the aesthetic world the word we use is hyperpigmentation.

What is Melanin?

The pigment that determines your skin and hair colour is called melanin. You usually notice on your face, the back of your hands or your body that dark patches or ‘age spots’ have been developed, that means that your body is producing too much melanin.

Sun damage

One of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation is sun damage. Melanin works and develops to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you regularly go out in the sun without the protection of sun cream your melanin production will go into overdrive and that’s how you end up with sun-damaged skin.


Another cause of hyperpigmentation is skin injury or scarring, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

If surgery has injured your skin or you have cuts or burns the skin will begin to repair itself. Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and acne can also cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Intense Pulsed Light Treatment

The good news is we can help. Treatment (IPL) which stands for Intense Pulse Light, which is similar to laser therapy but it can also specifically target problems like sun damage with succes.  It uses pulses of light energy to break down the areas of pigmentation. It is a fast, non-invasive treatment that will improve the appearance of age spots and dark patches.


Another treatment you can have is microdermabrasion. This is more superficial, and it will exfoliate your skin. It uses a device that uses tiny crystals or a diamond head to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells on your skin’s upper layer. It helps improve the appearance of dark patches and age spots. Regular sessions performed every 7-10 days will leave your skin looking radiant, healthy and youthful!

Skincare pack

Get into a good daily skincare routine with our skincare pack for hyperpigmentation. Containing all the essentials:

  1. Cleanse with 5% glycolic acid and 2% salicylic acid to deelply cleanse the skin, hydrate, exfoliate and fight inflammation,

  2. Rewind night serum with 1% Liposome Retinol which extended research has shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase the production of collagen, speeds the turnover of the cells and evens pigmentation. It is also well known to fight acne as well.

  3. Nourish PM Night cream with a1% Hyaluronic acid and 0,8% of Retinyl Palmitate to repair and nourish your skin whilst you are sleeping.

  4. Brighten + serum with 20% absorbable ascorbic acid ( the highest amount you can get in a serum), 0.5 % Ferulic Acid well known against pigmentation, 1% Vitamin E to help your cells to regenerate and supports the skins immune system and another extra 0,5% of vitamin C to fade the pigmentation.

  5. SPF 50 is our moisturising cream full of antioxidants and with organic broad spectrum filters.

Follow this skin care routine and make uneven skin a thing of the past!

Best wishes


Your skin servant

Eleni is the designer of the clinically effective EleniLondon Skincare Range and the owner of EleniLondon Skin Health Centre in Clapham, London. You can contact her at info@elenilondon.com 




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