Causes of Uneven Skin Tone
As skin ages, it develops visible signs of this ageing process; most commonly fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and discolouration. Exposure of the skin to environmental stresses is inevitable, as are the associated signs.
Melasma, also known as Chloasma ‘mask of pregnancy’ is a very common condition seen in women of child bearing age. this chronic condition is difficult to treat and is often irregularly shaped but often distinctly defined blotches of light to dark brown pigmentation seen on upper nose, cheeks, chin, forehead and sometimes the neck as these areas are more exposed to the sun.
Melasma is more common in darker skin types, Fitzpatricks 4-6.
- Oral contraceptive usage (hormone or UV trigger)