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Are YOU Experiencing Uneven Skin Tone and Dark Spots?

Sep 2019





Many skin problems and medical conditions can lead to hyperpigmentation including the aftermath of acne, razor bumps, melasma, chemical irritation, eczema, electrolysis, allergic reactions, abrasive scrubs, certain prescription medications such as oral contraceptives, pregnancy and hormones, obesity, thyroid disease, waxing, sunburn, insect bites, picking, wiping the eyes, tampering with the skin, trauma, tweezing, surgical procedures, and chemical peels. 


Hormonal and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be improved dramatically with light acid peels, conservative use of topical alpha hydroxy acids and formulations containing hydroquinone and other brighteners.


To help alleviate hyperpigmentation problems, you will see the name “hydroquinone” appear quite often. Hydroquinone is a 2% skin lightening gel or cream, indicated for the gradual lightening of hyperpigmented skin conditions such as acne spots, freckles, and age spots.


Hydroquinone contains sodium metabisulfite, which can cause allergic-type reactions in certain susceptible people. Always do a patch test on your skin and wait 24 hours to see if you are sensitive to any new skin care product.


Skin lighteners, and brighteners (which are hydroquinone-free for those with sensitivities) both contain skin smoothing, penetrating capabilities of glycolic and lactic acids. Clarifying and skin brightening properties of kojic acids and the free-radical vitamin C. Hydroquinone-free brighteners may be used if you are allergic to hydroquinone, or after the maximum benefits of a three-month treatment cycle of a 2% hydroquinone lightener is completed.


The key to controlling hyperpigmentation includes addressing specific lifestyles and medical issues. Hormones, pregnancy, unchecked acne flare-ups, sun exposure, over scrubbing and allergic reactions are only a few of the many factors that can make or break any dark spot lightening program. The exact cause of the skin disorder and the aggravating factors that causes it must be addressed before pigmentation problems can be improved.


For maximum results it is important to get regular treatments and make sure to use the correct products for your skin. Always remember to avoid the sun. Remember that the sun will penetrate your car windshield and even the clouds on an overcast day so never leave the house without your sunblock!


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