Uneven pigmentation can not only be ageing but can make otherwise healthy skin appear flawed. Even skin tone is associated with looking younger and more fresh-faced. This makes a good deal of sense when we think about how much money is spent on concealer and foundation every year to make the complexion appear more consistent. However, we really sit up and take note when melanin starts to cluster together under the skin, showing up as patches or brown age spots. This clustering is called ‘hyperpigmentation’. You can also have a melanin deficiency, leading to ‘hypopigmentation’. If either one is something that’s bothering you at the moment, then read on—there’s plenty you can do about it.