Summer is fast approaching and it's also the beginning of wedding season! Many of you are already starting to travel to sunny destinations and now is the time to work on preventing and treating hyperpigmentation before it starts!
You cannot prevent or treat hyperpigmentation with sunscreen alone! You need to have a daily product like Vitamin C. Vitamin C works to help protect your skin from oxidative stress, like the sun and heat. We love SkinBetter Science Alto or Alto Advanced because they work to treat damage in the skin and correct it! They both contain the most bioavailable and stable from of Vitamin C called, THD Ascorbate, and both the formulas are anti-inflammatory, non-irritating, hydrating, and contain 18 antioxidants! Alto Advanced contains a new, patented antioxidant that brings a new level of helping to prevent damage to the skin. Pro Tip :: It is important to use 2 full pumps on the face. Do not skimp on your Vitamin C, it's a powerhouse product!
We cannot talk about preventing damage to the skin without talking about SUNSCREEN! And no, I didn't say FUNSCREEN..I said SUNSCREEN, so stop being a weirdo and put it on! Listen, I tell my clients all the time, if I could do nothing but sit in the sun and smoke cigarettes all day, I would, but I don't cuz I don't want to look like sh*t and die young! So I wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, whether I am inside or outside. And I only briefly inhale second-hand smoke when I get the chance...that's a joke. Babes, if the suns up, the sunscreen is on, period!
The two SPF products that I recommend all of my clients have on hand during the summer are the SkinBetter Science Sheer Stick and Tinted Compact. The Sheer Stick is amazing for kids, husbands, or if you’re just somebody who doesn’t like tinted sunscreen, just swipe this on and you are good to go. It's super light! Most importantly, it's super effective especially during high exposure days like being at the beach or on the golf course. The ToneSmart Tinted Compact is a lightweight, creamy tinted SPF. You can apply this over makeup, use it as your makeup, and even use it on hikes and high exposure activities like the beach. Pro Tip :: Tinted mineral based SPFs like the ToneSmart Compact are my favorite SPF product for clients who have Melasma or who are prone to hyperpigmentation.
So what do you do if you want to treat or lighten existing hyperpigmentation or prevent hyper pigmentation from getting darker! My favorite product to use that and is under $100 is the Mesoestetic Melan Tran3x Gel Cream. This product is hydroquinone-free and excellent for all skin types, including acneic. In order to achieve maximum effectiveness, it is important to use your brightening products AM and PM. With this product, you would just apply 1-2 pumps on clean skin and layer your other products on top. I love this product because it is super lightweight, super affordable, it's going to give you an instant glow while working to prevent and treat your hyperpigmentation!
Some other favorite products to treat hyperpigmentation are :
Senté Cysteamine HSA Pigment & Tone Corrector - Hydroquinone-free, perfect for skin of color.
Skinbetter Even Tone Correcting Serum 50 ml - Loaded with antioxidants, hydrating, and corrects yellow, red, and brown tones in the skin.
- Mandel Active Gel with White Cream - A cult favorite at alxs skn gym! This duo is pregnancy safe, works on melasma, acne, and gives the skin the most gorgeous, luminous glow! Super concentrated and will last you months!
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions! Our online store is open 24/7 and all orders over $100 receive free shipping! We love to help your skin look better naked, this summer! xo