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4 ways to even out your skin tone, according to a skin doctor

4 ways to even out your skin tone, according to a skin doctor

4 ways to even out your skin tone, according to a skin doctor

Achieving an even skin tone is an aspiration that many of us hold.

Bright, smooth skin, free of blotches and uneven skin texture can make your face appear healthier and more youthful. Yet, as you age, even skin tone can feel harder to achieve.

Here are some things you can do every day to even out your skin tone.

1. Remember to wear SPF daily

Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, and it is also responsible for other skin problems such as uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, and blotchiness.

Sunscreen protects your skin from ultraviolet rays and using it every day can even out skin tone. The best sunscreens need to have a high SPF (sun protection factor) and be broad spectrum, which means they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

Using the SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defence Sunscreen SPF50, for example, is a great way to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays known to cause uneven skin tone and premature ageing. This SPF 50+ for the face provides high, broad-spectrum protection, is suitable for all skin types, and provides 24-hour hydration.

2. Include Vitamin A in your skincare routine

An adequate consumption of vitamin A is necessary for the maintenance of healthy skin and even skin tone.

Vitamin A helps increase cell turnover and accelerate skin renewal, meaning it evens out discolouration and skin texture, and smooths the damage that occurs during skin ageing.

Retinol is a member of the Vitamin A family and is increasingly being used in skincare routines.

We recommend booking a consultation with one of our skin doctors or nurses to determine whether Vitamin A is appropriate for your skin type. We’ll also need to ascertain which strength of Vitamin A your skin needs, as some options require a prescription.

3. Are you exfoliating?

Exfoliating evens out skin tone by removing dead skin cells and picking up the dirt and debris cleansing may have missed. In doing so, new cells are generated, leading to a more even skin tone and an instant glow.

A gentle exfoliation is preferable to harsh, abrasive ones. The SkinCeuticals LHA Gel Facial Cleanser is a targeted exfoliating cleanser that removes excess oils and make-up, while decongesting pores and brightening skin.

Another great product is the SkinCeuticals Simply Clean Make-up Removal Cleanser combines an amino acid surfactant system and a mix of sulfonic acid, glycerine, chamomile and aloe extracts, orange oil, and citric acid to gently exfoliate uneven or rough skin.

4. Skin treatments to improve skin tone

In addition to your daily skincare routine, there are cosmetic treatments that promote even skin tone.


Collagen production is the key to smoother skin tone, and microneedling is a cosmetic procedure performed by skin doctors and qualified nurses to promote collagen.

Microneedling works by inserting tiny, sterile needles into the skin, which causes the body to respond by activating a natural healing process and producing more collagen. The new tissue created will be more even in tone and texture.

The benefit of microneedling is that down time and discomfort are minimal. Ask one of our skin doctors about how we can ensure the procedure is pain-free, if needed.


Tixel skin rejuvenation is a unique treatment that uses the latest technology, offers minimal down time, and stimulates collagen production.

It uses thermal energy to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Heat is delivered through the titanium plate, which is moved across the skin without breaking the surface.

Tixel can treat the full face and also targets particular areas of concern on the face, neck and chest. Tixel excels at eye lid rejuvenation – it’s very safe and does not require special eye protection.

One of the most compelling aspects of Tixel is that there is less down time and discomfort than other skin treatments, such as microneedling. The open channels Tixel creates into the dermis allows us to deliver potent antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and tissue repair proteins precisely and effectively into the skin where they are most needed. This enhances results and minimises down time.

Tixel skin rejuvenation can be used as a standalone treatment or as part of a regimen that includes other treatments or topical skin products.

Medical-grade peels

Chemical peels are medical-grade cosmetic skin treatments that address a wide range of skin conditions as well as improve skin tone and texture.

A safe chemical solution is applied to the skin and works deep within the skin, exfoliating and removing the build-up of dry, oily and dead skin cells.

At Bass Coast Skin Doctors, we have experience with many different types of peels, allowing us to tailor a bespoke treatment to suit your individual needs.

Speak to our skin doctors about improving your skin tone

Every person’s skin is different, and achieving beautifully even skin tone is best achieved by working with an experienced skin doctor or nurse to develop a plan to suit your individual needs.

The skin doctors and nurses at Bass Coast Skin Doctors are trained to administer treatments for skin texture and evening out skin tone.

Book an appointment with one of our experienced and highly trained practitioners who can walk you through the options and solutions. Call (03) 5618 7007 or book an appointment online.