Stay with me as I explain something very critical to your beauty…
Most people in tropical countries suffer from a condition called hyperpigmentation where the skin has darker than normal spots.
Have you tried treating dark spots on your own without getting the results you want?
Do you see new dark spots appear as soon as others fade?
If you answered yes, you’re not alone.
The solution could be simpler than you think.
Darks spots and dark patches rank as one of the commonest reasons why people with darker skin complexions get frustrated with skin healing efforts that don’t yield much results.
The medical name for these dark spots is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
At Western Cosmetics, we can identify 12 skin states and types, something you need to know before applying the wrong type of beauty product.
Yes! You could be using the wrong products for your skin!
I will repeat, this is something you need to know before applying the wrong product that won’t give you the results you need… it is just a waste of money.
Getting rid of hyperpigmentation begins with finding out what your skin state is, and why you get these dark spots or patches.
If you can eliminate the cause, many spots will clear on their own and you can prevent new ones from appearing without wasting money on useless beauty products and exposing your skin to unnecessary harmful chemicals.
What causes skin hyperpigmentation?
Dark spots and patches often appear when…:
- When there are hormonal changes or hormonal imbalance
- When a pimple, blackhead, or whitehead clears.
- When a wound caused by an insect bite, cut, burn, or another injury heals.
- When you take (or apply) certain cosmetics or medications.
- When you use skin or hair care products that are incompatible with your skin type, causing irritation
- Use of these face products…
Getting rid of old dead skin tissues, a process we call… exfoliation using cosmetics like:
- alpha hydroxy acids, such as
- glycolic acid products … these should be among your first options
- lactic acid products
- citric acid – comes from citrous fruits
- malic acid products
- tartaric acid products
- azelaic acid
- salicylic acid
- vitamin C serum (in the form of l-ascorbic acid)
Retinols are derived from Vitamin A.
Their small molecular structure allows them to penetrate deep into the skin and treat the layers below your upper skin, medically known as the epidermis.
It’s also important to note that retinoids are more often used to treat wrinkles than hyperpigmentation.
Use retinols alongside the previous list.
This means that retinoids may not be the best first-line treatment.
If you have multiple skin concerns, you may be interested in trying Differin Gel, a retinoid that helps address both acne and hyperpigmentation.
You could achieve even better and faster results by adding Reduced or liposomal Glutathione and milk thistle supplements to your regimen.
- Use of chemical peels
Chemical peels use stronger acids than those found in face products discussed earlier.
Chemical peels should be used under a cosmetologist or dermatologist's supervision.
If not under a cosmetologist or a dermatologist's supervision, use lower concentration chemical peels, only after trying the face acid-face products discussed earlier.
Feel free to rewind this video to review them again and let us know in the comments, which of these methods are you willing to try or have already tried and what were the results.
- Skin Brightening Creams
Note, that skin brightening IS NOT the same as skin bleaching.
Skin bleaching kills your melanin making your skin permanently damaged, a condition called…
Try products containing
- licorice extract
- vitamin B-3
- Vitamin B-5
- Use of Laser peel or skin resurfacing
- Use of intense Pulse Light Therapy laser treatment
- Use of microdermabrasion or dermabrasion therapy
- Fair skin types respond best to most advanced procedures like IPL lasers and high beam skin laser procedures
- Medium skin tones may find success in chemical peels and microdermabrasion procedures
Darker skin tones might benefit from:
- glycolic acid
- kojic acid
- Brightening creams, which we discussed earlier
- lower-strength chemical peels
- Darker skin complexions (mainly African and darker complexion Indians) should think twice before using IPL laser treatments and high beam lasers as darker skin absorb and keep heat and can easily cause burns.
At Western Cosmetics, we start by carefully testing your skin using the latest technology machine to accurately identify your skin state and skin type.
For example, Hyperpigmented oily skin requires a different approach from hyperpigmented dry skin or hyperpigmented mixed type.
Come see us at our CBD branch at Sarova Stanley hotel's car entrance for comprehensive skin testing and expert consultation.
Don’t apply any skin product on your face before you know exactly what your skin state and your skin type is… because you could be not only wasting your m