One of the unsightly effects of sun damage is the hyperpigmentation and sun spots it often leaves behind. The sun’s ultraviolet rays and other environmental stressors like free radicals are fierce scavengers that cause discoloration! Aging can play a role as well. Fortunately, this frustrating condition is not something we have to live with. Just like how facial exercises offer a nonsurgical alternative to preventing and smoothing wrinkles, there are ways to naturally improve discoloration.
Read on for tips on fading hyperpigmentation and sun spots so you feel more comfortable in your skin.
1. Retinol Products
Retinol products are great for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. They exfoliate the skin and remove the discolored cells that cause sun spots and discoloration. It’s essential to find a gentle product that does this without causing redness and irritation. Regular use also boosts collagen production, which helps maintain the skin’s flexibility and elasticity.
2. Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps lighten and brighten skin by decreasing the number of sun-damaged skin cells. It also imparts a healthy glow and stimulates collagen production. Our Vitamin C Complex Serum is an excellent choice for brightening your complexion while fading hyperpigmentation. For optimum results, apply to your face and all areas of your body that are exposed to the sun.
3. Eat an Antioxidant-Rich Diet
Another way to fight off hyperpigmentation is to eat a diet packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, betacarotene and lycopene. These goods combat damage from the sun and free radicals, while reducing inflammation. Many clients also take an Ester-C supplement as well.
4. Brightening Cream
Consistent use of products like our Brightening Cream helps fade hyperpigmentation. If you have sensitive skin, avoid aggressive products with hydroquinone. They can cause irritation and even darken spots that you’re trying to lighten.
5. Avoid Overheating
Avoid getting overheated. When skin temperature rises this stimulates melanin, which leads to the formulation of darkened skin cells. If you’re outside in summer heat or feel hot after working out, apply a cool compress to your skin to bring its temperature down.
You know what they say about an ounce of prevention! Visit this link to learn how to prevent the formation of sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Click here to learn ways to prevent age spots from occurring.