Brighten Your Skin and Diminish Unwanted Dark Spots
Got dark spots? You’re not alone. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that can be caused by anything from scars and sunburns to pregnancy. Whether you specifically want to lighten these pigmentations or simply obtain a luminous complexion, we’ve got the answer for you! Read on to discover how you can get your glow back and keep it forever.
Which Ingredients Make Your Skin Glow?
Glycolic/Lactic Acids – Alpha Hydroxy Acids are responsible for stimulating exfoliation, quite literally ungluing the old and darker skin cells from your surface. Not to mention they help even out tones and textures of skin while diminishing fine lines. If you have sensitive skin, try Lactic Acid as it has a bigger molecular size that won’t penetrate deeply into your layers of skin.
Vitamin C – We highly recommend Vitamin C for such a broad range of reasons. Not only does it suppress melanin synthesis, diminishing hyperpigmentation, but additionally aids in safeguarding your skin against free radicals. These destructive particles harm the healthy cells and cause several kinds of skin irregularities – such as hyperpigmentation – to occur.
Hydroquinone – If you’re looking for an effective solution to reduce the dark spots on your skin, this FDA-approved skin lightening agent is a must. It works by inhibiting melanin production and evens out your complexion. This product should be at the top of your list unless you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Alpha Arbutin – For those looking for a milder and more natural alternative to Hydroquinone, this plant-based option is the perfect choice! It’s ideal for clients who have sensitive skin, pregnant/breastfeeding women or people with younger skin. This product effectively evens out your skin tone without causing any irritation.
What Skincare Products Will Illuminate Your Complexion?
Brightening your skin is achievable with a variety of products, yet results are more palpable the longer they remain on. Serums and moisturizers in particular work wonders as their active ingredients sink beneath surface cells to instantly brighten complexion. If hyperpigmentation is an issue that needs attention, opt for brightening serums as part of your routine; if not then incorporate other brightening elements into your skincare routine.
Don’t know how to incorporate all of these products and ingredients into your daily routine? No worries – we’ve got you covered! Here’s an ideal regimen, tailored specifically for reducing hyperpigmentation:
- Cleanse – 100%Pure Bakuchiol Cleanser
- Tone – Obagi Medical Nu-Derm Toner or TULA Skincare Get Toned Pro-Glycolic 10 Resurfacing Toner
- Boost – 100%Pure Vitamin C Boost, Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Serum
- Serum – Perricone MD Brightening Serum
- Moisturize – 100%Pure Bakuchiol Moisturizer
- SPF – UNSUN Mineral Tinted Sunscreen
When Can I Expect to Notice Results?
Unfortunately, lightening dark spots won’t be a quick fix. It requires time and dedication to see results. You might feel tempted to try new products in hopes of faster progress – however it’s important you remember that they too will take time to make an impact. Instead of constantly switching up your routine every two weeks, stick with what you have for at least two months before jumping ship. If any adverse reactions occur during the period though, discontinue use immediately.
Is there anything else?
We can’t say it enough: always wear sunscreen! This is especially true when you are attempting to address hyperpigmentation. For one thing, there are certain ingredients used for skin lightening that also makes the skin more vulnerable to sun exposure. Additionally, being exposed to direct sunlight will worsen your existing dark spots – which certainly isn’t what we want if our purpose is trying to brighten them up!