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Dark Spots and Discolouration

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What’s the problem?

You have dark, red or generally uneven patches of colour on your skin; these can be freckles, acne scars, marks left by ingorwn hairs, larger patches of discoloured skin or the result of an uneven tan.

Quick Fixes

A tinted moisturiser like the Lab Series BB Cream is a quick way to even out your skin tone. This product in particular has a matte finish and is undetectable on skin. Just massage a small amount into your skin every morning. It suits a broad range of skintones.

Skincare Solutions

Firstly, you need to use sunscreen every day to ensure that the darker parts of your skin don’t continue to darken. Without daily use of sunscreen, there isn’t much point in doing anything else.

Secondly, you need to exfoliate. This helps to gradually remove the marked skin and allows other products to absorb easily into your skin. You can scrub or, if you have stubborn marks, use products that contain glycolic acid.

Finally, treat your skin with pigment inhibitors. These products even out the production of excess colour in your skin, evening out your skin tone.

Recommended Products

  • Elta MD UV Clear SPF48 – A sunscreen that protects as well as treats pigmented skin, great if you’re clog prone too.
  • Alpha Hydrox 12% AHA Souflee – A cost-effective moisturiser that contains a very good amount of glycolic acid, just apply a little bit of this every night. Start slow, it can take skin a week or so to acclimatise to the concentration of acid.
  • Acne.org AHA Lotion – A 10% concentration of glycolic acid in a lightweight moisturiser, developed especially for acne-prone skin so it’s unlikely to clog or irritate your skin. Perfect if you have marks left over from acne.
  • M2 Skin Refinish – This lightweight treatment containing Mandelic and Malic acid is potent, effective yet very gentle on skin.
  • Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Dark Spot Corrector – A lightweight and effective serum to use under moisturiser, use twice a day to inhibit excess pigment.
  • Skinceuticals Phyto+ – Pricey but worth it. This contains a cocktial of very powerful pigmentation faders in watery serum.
  • Dermaquest Skin Lightening Serum – Another serum packed with lightening ingredients as well as glycolic acid, a nice 2-in-1.

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Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration
Dark Spots and Discolouration

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