Treating Hyperpigmentation on Your Face and Body
If you are struggling with Hyperpigmentation you are not alone. Hyperpigmentation in the form of brown spots, age spots or a blotchy, ashen skin tone is a common dermatological problem that will affect many of us at some point in our lives, regardless of age, ethnicity or skin tone.
Skin pigmentation problems occur when the body produces too much melanin as the result of long term unprotected sun exposure or hormones from pregnancy or birth control pills.
Successful treatment of Hyperpigmentation requires a multi-level approach.
First and foremost, protecting your skin from further sun damage is important to reduce future damage. Wearing an SPF of 25 or higher will protect your skin from the suns damaging rays. Sun protection should be worn every day, even on cloudy days as the sun’s rays are able to penetrate through clouds. Slather up with Ultra-Shield 25 each day.
The next course of action is to use skincare products to lighten current damage. Derma MD has skin lightening and brightening products for all areas of the face and body.
To lighten skin on your face we recommend either Diminish Lightening & Brightening Serum or Diminish Lightening & Brightening Crème.
Which one is right for you?
For skin that has an ashen tone or needs all over brightening we recommend Lightening and Brightening Crème. Bearberry leaf extract, mulberry extract, and licorice root will help even out skin color while helping to protect your skin from the elements. Skin will appear brighter and more even as well as soft and hydrated. Use 3-4 times a week followed by SPF in the mornings to help protect your skin.
For darker spots, age spots and sun spots we recommend Lightening & Brightening Serum. This gel-based serum is designed to help correct dark spots which might be the result of over-exposure to the sun. Antioxidants help to protect skin from damaging UV rays, and L-arbutin works to reduce melanin production (a potential cause of hyperpigmentation). Over time, the serum lightens and brightens your complexion; improving texture and skin consistency as it conditions. Apply daily in the evening for best results. As with all lightening products it’s important to protect your skin from further damage with an appropriate SPF day cream.
For lightening in the eye area we recommend Eliminate Lighten & Brighten Eye Crème.
Dark circles that are a result of hyperpigmentation or a build-up of dead skin cells can be treated successfully with the same ingredients found in our Lightening & Brightening products for the face and body. Eliminate Lighten & Brighten Eye Crème contains Kojic Acid, L-arbutin and Licorice Root to lighten darkness while hydrating and firming the eye contour.
For lightening skin on the body, our Lighten & Brighten Body Lotion is a great choice!
Hydrate and moisturize while lightening pigmentation on the arms, legs, torso and back! For the décolleté area you can carry your chosen face treatment down you neck and over the décolleté, treating it the same way you would your face, including appropriate sun protection.
For stubborn conditions that don’t respond to topical treatments alone, speak to your dermatologist or skin care specialist about chemical peels or laser treatments.
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