By Amos Lavian Founder/President
Go From a Quick Fix
to an Overall Skin-Tone Adjustment!
One of the most common signs of aging is irregular pigmentation of the face. Hyperpigmentation occurs due to an uneven production of melanin or when the body produces excess pigment, melanocytes, in the skin. The resulting discoloration, usually in the form of small, localized brown spots, affects all skin tones and types. Sun exposure, aging, acne scars and even some medications can cause the dark spots to form- the challenge is how to address it both initially and for the long term. Skin care should not strictly be constricted to creases and wrinkles but the goal should be to achieve an overall even complexion. Countless women camouflage with concealers to cover up their discoloration issues but that doesn't address the situation- it just hides it.
1st: Cleansing —
The effectiveness of your entire skincare regimen hinges on getting this step right. We love cleansing. It washes away the day along with the dirt. But if it's the wrong cleanser it can actually be more harmful for your skin than good. If it's too harsh, it strips away the skin's natural barrier along with the dirt and makeup. So gentle but thorough daily cleansing should be your goal. Dermelect Detoxifying Oxygen Facial Commission is a dual Hydrating Cleanser & Energizing, Self Foaming Masque. Once prepped your skin is ready for exfoliation.
2nd: Exfoliate —
To provide a subtle change, exfoliate regularly with Dermelect Microdermabrasion 2-3 Facial Reveal. Formulated with high-quality Corundum Crystals, it gently exfoliates to reveal a second skin that will prove to be more clear, vibrant and radiant than the old. It gently resurfaces problem areas for deeper penetration of active ingredients that erase early hyperpigmentation while preventing further darkening.
3rd Treatments —
Vitamin C is a leading antioxidant that helps protect the body from sun spots. When vitamin C oxidizes it can become unstable and no longer able to carry out its beauty benefits. The Dermelect Beautone Enlightening Facial Brightener Serum contains a 10% concentration of stabilized Vitamin C in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid. This concentrated serum stimulates collagen production to firm the skin, works to correct hyperpigmentation. After the serum absorbs follow with the Dermelect Beautone Enlightening Spot Treatment cream. Packed with melanin inhibiting, advanced dark-spot brighteners and lighteners, Arbutin, Emblica, Kojic Acid and Licorice Extract– the only formulation available that utilizes all four key depigmenting ingredients. And both products are hydroquinone free, a controversial substance banned in Europe and Asia due to it's carcinogenic and cancerous accounts.
4th Prevention —
The best method of skin lightening is to avoid photo-aging damage in the first place. Sunlight contains visible light and invisible UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are the chief culprit responsible for aging. They are less likely than UVB to cause sunburn but UA penetrates the skin more deeply, causing wrinkling and leathering of the skin. UVB rays are more potent than UVA in producing sunburn, a main cause of skin cancers. Therefore a broad spectrum sunscreen is recommended whenever exposed to the rays. Dermelect SPF 20 Facial Armour not only provides UVA and UVB protection but also has been formulated with Dermaxyl, a multipeptide that rehydrates the skin by improving the ceramide activity in the skin and helping to improve the collagen and elastin of the skin. Try to stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible but when you are exposed make certain to be armed with the tools to protect your skin.