Treatment for HyperpigmentationIt can be minimised and throughout this blog, I've always spoken on my mild struggle with it. Using sunscreen is a must, sk:n sent me one with an SPF 30, this helps because it will stop the brown pigments from becoming darker. But looking for products that have key ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Being things like glycolic and lactic acid. These help to remove the buildup of dead surface cells (dead skin, basically what you need to exfoliate/peel off) by removing the stained, dark skin causing the pigmentation. Also Kojic Acid (found in the Whitening Mask) and Vitamin C (the Vitamin C Serum) are great to help treat hyperpigmentation.
sk:n Cleanse & Exfoliate Vitamin -Rich Cleanser.
It's a lotion cleanser that's advised to be used at night but I use day and night and experience no redness or problems. I simply squeeze an amount out and massage around my dry face before wiping off with a warm wet cloth. This contains glycolic acid and glycerine which is good for moisturising properties.
BareMinerals Blemish Remedy. Anti-Imperfection Treatment Gelée Cleanser.
This one has salicylic acid that helps dissolve any pore-clogging impurities. It's a gel that foams up without drying the skin, which is important for me. Sometimes I will double cleanse with this and the sk:n cleanser. It's also got ginger for medicinal herbal remedy. Peppermint for its astringent properties. Of course good ol' sea salt, rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium to help refine and purify. This cleanser is suppose to help prevent future breakouts and it's mostly helped to keep my skin pretty clean and bright.
sk:n Anti-Blemish Pore Refining Lotion.
Vitamin A helps improve texture, firmness and smoothness of skin. It also reduces the over-production of skin cells that block pores and trap bacteria & oil, leaving you with clearer skin. Glycolic Acid, has a peeling action that removes dead skin cells, don't worry it's not a snake shedding skin type peeling, it gentle exfoliates. There's another ingredient I've never used or heard of before Saccharide Isomerate it's a natural plant-derived ingredient. It's a highly effective soothing moisturiser which provides great hydration for acne-prone skin that can become dehydrated from the use of AHAs.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar K(+).
Being a salicylic acid product and as I often get little blackheads on my nose, now and again, I have used this to help reduce that. This is a product I use at night, It's a very lightweight product, not highly moisturising so I do put a moisturiser on afterwards. Keep in mind I only put this where my skin needs the problems. I know some people have found this helps reduce spots and control their oil - for those with hyperpigmentation, it'll stop that from appearing. I'm unsure I'd purchase when ran out as most times I do feel that a good cleanser and face mask can help pull them out...I'm still on the fence.
NIOD ELAN - Vitamin C read full review here.
sk:n Anti-Blemish Intenses Blemish Lotion- read full review here.
What are you currently using for skincare?
Some of these may be samples.