How to prevent signs of hyperpigmentation?
The first line of defense is being ‘sun-smart’. Along with the daily use of a high UVA-UVB photostable sunscreen, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure during peak hours. No other aspect of controlling or reducing skin discolorations is as important as being careful about exposing your skin to the sun and the use of sunscreen.
What triggers brown spots and discoloration?
Irregular pigmentation can appear as early as late adolescence. The cause of brown spots can be attributed to the following conditions. An irritated blemish exposed to the sun. When hormonal activity causes melasma, a form of irregular pigmentation. Prolonged exposure to UV rays. The combination of UV rays + the aging process triggers overproduction of melanin.
What are the benefits of using BB creams?
BB creams moisturize in winter, they’re light and refreshing in summer, and they offer protection from UV rays all year round. They’re easy to apply and also easy to remove using a simple cleansing lotion or milk. They subtly improve skin texture with mineral pigments and provide a really natural look.
Clear up those dark spots with tips from the pros
If you sometimes feel like perfect skin is as elusive as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it’s high time we let you in on a few top tips. Take on board this easy-to-follow advice from skincare professionals to improve your skin quality deep down and diminish those unsightly dark spots.
A LASTING IMPACT
Dark spots and marks come in a variety of forms, as dermatologist Joëlle Sebaoun explains. “Your dermatologist will be able to identify the source and nature of your dark spots and point you in the direction of a suitable medical or laser treatment. For a long-lasting solution to even out your skin tone, choose a treatment specially designed to tackle the different kinds of dark spots, together with a high-protection sun cream.”
If you’re looking for an instant remedy, professional make-up artist Letizia Carnevale gives us her cover-up tips. Reduce any marks with discreet but effective make-up for instantly radiant skin. Use a hypoallergenic cream that is suitable for sensitive skin, and apply it methodically.
Use corrective make-up with a high concentration of pigments – either a light liquid foundation or a stick that you can slip into your handbag and keep with you at all times. The best technique is to put a small amount of corrector on the tip of your finger and spread it on the back of your hand using a circular movement. “This warms it up, making it lighter and easier to apply,” continues Letizia. “Then use your finger to smooth the make-up gently over any areas without dark spots. Dab the corrector on any visible marks using the tip of your finger – this will allow you to apply more to these areas.
What causes under-eye dark circles to appear?
DID YOU KNOW?
The skin around the eyes is a very fragile and complex zone as the skin there is very fine, sensitive, and much thinner than on the rest of the face.
This makes blood vessels more visible from the surface, which contributes to darker areas under the eyes in reality, dark circles have many causes, including: congestion, hyper-pigmentation, inflammation, dead skin cell accumulation.
HOW TO TREAT:
The skin around the eyes needs special attention and specific products. Therefore, it is important to use specific eye products that treat all causes of dark circles.
Apply daily a sunscreen around the eyes to prevent photo-aging (look for wax base sunscreens tested on sensitive areas) and make sure to wear protective sunglasses with a UV protection. Sleep well and have a balanced diet.
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