It can be overwhelming trying to find the right products for your skin, but especially when you are looking to tackle specific problems like hyperpigmentation.
And winter is a good time to address pigmentation concerns, as the UV light, which can exacerbate the condition, is weaker.
Have a read to see my top three ways to help reduce bothersome pigmentation...
Sunscreen is essential for reducing current dark spots and preventing more development... yes even in winter!
Melanin is the pigment produced in the cells between the top 2 layers of skin, and more melanin is produced in response to UV light from the sun.
Reducing the amount of UV reaching these pigment-producing cells will mean less melanin being made, and the darker patches become lighter.
Antioxidants help prevent future damage to our skin cells.
The free radicals produced by UV light cause damage to our cells... all cells, including the pigment-producing cells.
This can cause them to function abnormally by overproducing pigment in response to the UV light.
Antioxidants prevent this cellular damage by mopping up the free radicals, so your cells stay healthy and work as they should.
Targeted treatments to help reduce melanin before, during and after it has been produced.
Reducing the amount of pigment made by the skin will lighten any darker patches and even skin tone.
It is also important to give these products time to work.
Fading hyperpigmentation takes time.
For stubborn pigmentation, it is often worth combining topical skincare with in-clinic treatments such as chemical peels and microneedling.
For more help or advice regarding pigmentation that bothers you, book in for a consultation and we can look at what options might help you.