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How to Combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation

Dark spots, discoloration of the skin or hyperpigmentation refers to any darkening of the skin.  Patches of the skin may become darker in color and it can be caused by several things including acne scars, too much sun exposure, hormones due to pregnancy or even eczema or psoriasis. 

 We've compiled a few tips to help you fight hyperpigmentation!

1.  Use sunscreen daily!
This may seem obvious, but it's still shocking how many people skip this step.  Sunscreen is not only your #1 defense against sun spots, but also against premature aging.

 

2.  Use a lightening serum

Lightening serums such as our Lemon Lightening Serum contain ingredients such as lemon, licorice root and Louis acid and they block tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for the formation of skin-darkening melanin.  Ours also contains Hexlresorcinol- which is a powerful ingredient that is known for its safe skin lightening abilities.  One thing to note-lightening product use must be kept up to prevent the skin darkening fro returning!

 

3.  Don't pick your skin!

You've heard it before.  We know those blemishes are tempting, but you must resist!  Picking causes more damage to the skin and increases the chance of skin darkening or scarring.

4.  Boost cell turnover

Use a retinol in your regimen such as our All Night Elixir to boost cell turnover.  This will allow your skin brighteners to work more effectively.

5.  See your Sorella Facialist and book a chemical peel!

Depending on the severity of your hyperpigmentation, you may be able to see a dramatic difference after just one chemical peel.  We recommend planning to do a series of peels in a series of 3 to 6 visits spaced out.  Our peel contains amazing ingredients to help lighten spots and speeds up cell turnover dramatically.  You'll see your skin a whole new light!