Thanks to global warming we've been enduring record high temperatures, leaving our skin vulnerable to the harmful sun's rays.
In addition to sun damage, environmental stressors such as lack of sleep, or hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause can all contribute to pigmentation of your skin. These factors cause an overproduction or excess melanin in your skin bringing about pigmentation or hyperpigmentation which are the darker shaded marks on your skin.
While you should always seek appropriate professional treatments, we've rounded up our favorite products and tips that will help you manage, prevent, and treat summer pigmentation in the best possible way.
Prep Your Skin
Cleansing your skin sounds like an obvious step but some people always insist on skipping this step -- you shouldn't. Most gentle treatment cleansers will ensure your skin receives the necessary ingredients from your follow up products and work effectively.
Your cleansing routine should be followed up with a toner. Exfoliating toners are particular helpful with clearing away dead skin cells and balancing the pH levels of your skin.
Try Resurfacing Water as an alternative to many toners out on the market including the cult favorite, Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, since it is also an exfoliating facial toner that exfoliates, purifies and balances the pH of your skin using alpha hydroxy acids giving your skin barrier a boost without smelling like salad dressing.
The key to using serums to target pigmentation is to go low and slow, and be patient with results that often take a few weeks. Serums hinder melanin production thereby reducing dark spots on your skin.
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Facial masks are a simple, easy and effective remedy for dark spots as they contain specific ingredients to exfoliate, brighten and lighten hyperpigmented areas.
Masks like The Proud Mask by Pietro Simone helps to minimize pore, sooth stressed skin, rebalances the pH of the epidermis similarly to other top brands like Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant while offering anti-aging benefits.
Why not indulge in a little spa-like treatment while addressing your skin concern at home?
Don't skip your SPFs. Prevention is key to protecting your skin from sun damage, so even though you may have cloudy days, you should still apply sunscreen.
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