To reduce Hyperpigmentation, Dark Spots and Melasma you need a well rounded anti-pigmentation skincare regimen that incorporates skin lightening agents with the proper balance of skin regeneration, hydration, exfoliation, prepping, and protecting. Together these factors synergistically aid in removing hyperpigmentation and maintaining lasting results. CAUTION!!!!! Skin is so individualized and what right for one person may not be right for the next so I’ve listed several top-notch products for you here but you only need one product from each category. Below find all the recommendations made throughout the video to help you get rid of unwanted dark marks or brown patches.
Urban Skin Rx Clear Skin Cleansing Bar
The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser
TOLERIANE HYDRATING GENTLE FACIAL CLEANSER Facial Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser (12 fl. oz.)
EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser (7 oz.)
Murad Night Fix Enzyme Treatment
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel (1.7 fl. oz.)
Glow Recipe Pineapple Vitamin C Serum
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 (1.7 oz.)
Supergoop! CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50 PA++++
Cyspera – a novel intensive pigment corrector
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
AnteAGE MD Brightener (30ml)
Urban Skin Rx Retinol Rapid Repair & Dark Spot Treatment
SkinMedica Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum (2 oz.)
Even Tone Correcting Serum™ 50ML
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster (1 fl. oz.)
Glytone Enhance Brightening Complex (1 fl. oz.)
PCA SKIN Clearskin
The INKEY List Tranexamic Acid Hyperpigmentation Treatment
The INKEY List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum
The INKEY List 15% Vitamin C and EGF Brightening Serum
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer (1.7 fl. oz.)
Heliocare Skin Care Dietary Supplement: 240mg Polypodium Leucotomos Extract Pills – Antioxidant Rich Formula with Fernblock and PLE Technology – 60 Veggie Capsules
Isdin SUNISDIN Daily antioxidant supplement
Drastically Decrease Soy in diet sorry to my soy latter lovers. Soy has an estrogenic component in it and can turn on the alpha MSH pathway.
Choose an anti-inflammatory diet (minimize soy/nuts/corn/etc) rich in antioxidants
Hair Grooming- Keep Hair Dryer away from your skin as heat activates melanocytes
Facial hair- step away from the tweezers and stop picking
No Smoking of any kind/ No Vaping- nicotine will deposit more pigment in the skin.
Hot Yoga, Sauna, Try and cool off the car before entering if it’s hot out
Compliance is key because correction can take anywhere from 1 month to 3+ months. Depending on the individual.
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