2 months ago
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Did you know sun spots & age spots can extend into the dermis, making them trickier to treat.
When it comes to pigmentation, sun is the #1 cause. Below is a guide to tackling age spots and sun induced pigmentation.
🌞 SUNSCREEN A preventative daily routine that includes using a broad-spectrum sunscreen in SPF 30 or higher.
🥕 VITAMIN A such as Retinol or Tretinoin exfoliate away minor discolorations, it also helps to prevent future dark spots through a photoprotective antioxidant. Apply it at night, since it may induce a heightened risk of sun sensitivity.
🍌 CHEMICAL PEELS Peels including trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or glycolic acid superficially injure the skin to provoke a wound-healing response that expels dark pigment. Some peels also contain brightening ingredients such as Glutathione, Kojic and Azelaic Acid.
⚡️LASERS Can be extremely effective. They penetrate the skin, heat up targeted brown spots and destroy them by causing the darkened skin to flake and fall off following the treatment.
🏠 HOME CARE Look to skin-brightening lotions to help improve the appearance of dark spots. Never underestimate the value of a Vitamin C serum. A common ingredient is hydroquinone which helps to lighten pigmentation. Glycolic and salicylic Acid gently exfoliate. Other brightening skin care ingredients include Kojic Acid, Mulberry, Arbutin, Licorice Root, Papaya and Vitamin B3.
Thanks to @cosmedocs for this fun informative post! at Discovery Ridge, Calgary