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Answered Thursday 22 March 2012 |
Hi, I am in My early 50's with a fair complexion with freckeles and as I have aged I have many, many, dark pigmented areas all over my limbs and on my face. Is there anything that can be done to diminish them.
Hi, The pigmentation that you see on your skin is called hyperpigmentation. There are many triggering factors for this to manifest on the skin: stress, hormones, inflammation, UV exposure and medication. Pigmentation is a complex condition to treat, however, with great commitment to your skin regime and outstanding active ingredients that have phenomenal cutting edge technology; you can see some fantastic results! A great way to treat this concern is through exfoliation and the use of active ingredients to inhibit the formation of hyperpigmentation. By exfoliating you are able to speed up the cell renewal rate, sloughing off the darker pigmented skin cells to brighten the skins complexion as well as to allow better penetration of active ingredients to work at a cellular level to inhibit the melanin production. There are cleansers that you can use on a daily basis to provide a gentle chemical exfoliation with the use of lactic acid as well to thoroughly clean and brighten the skin. The use of a daily serum/concentrate to apply under your moisturiser morning and evening will most certainly treat this condition continuously on a cellular level. A daily morning moisturiser with a physical sunscreen SPF 30 is a must to reflect off UV rays, as well as, using a night moisturiser that is going to brighten the skin and repair the skin while you sleep for optimum results. Ingredients to look for are Magnesium Ascorbic Phosphate , Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: all newer stabilized derivatives of vitamin C that help to brighten surface spots and control oxidation, as well as, scavenging free radicals Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract: an antioxidant rich in polyphenols; helps control oxidation; helps accelerate skin brightening and strengthens skin’s defences against future discolouration on a cellular level. It also controls inflammation. Lactic Acid: exfoliates to help lift dulling, discoloured skin cells to improve surface clarity. Niacinamide: vitamin B3, helps prevent the formation of pigmentation within the skin on many different levels, providing more clarity and evenness with skin tone. Oligopeptide-34: A powerful peptide that inhibits transfers of melanin to the surface and cellular layers of the skin. Helps prevent cellular discolouration for unsurpassed skin brightening. I hope you have found this information supportive.Good Luck! Emma.