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3 Easy Skin Pigmentation Treatment Methods

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Sun spots, liver spots, age spots, pigmentation, freckles…the unwanted little spots on the face or other parts of the body are known by various names. How did they make their insidious appearances? The perennial sunshine in Singapore, ageing and hormonal changes are the typical culprits of skin pigmentation. While there’s no way to hide from the sun in Singapore, stop ageing or hormonal changes, there is a range of effective dark spot removers to manage the undesirable pigmentation.

1. Vitamin C

Just as it’s good for your health, vitamin C is also a beauty ally. It’s been long known as a safe and effective skin lightening agent that minimizes the production of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its colour as well as dark spots if it’s excessively produced. Moreover, vitamin C is also packed with antioxidant properties which slow down skin ageing due to sun exposure.

For vitamin C in skin care products to have substantial results on the skin, its concentration should be high enough. However, vitamin C concentrations in most skin care products are less than 1%, which is simply too mild to exert any significant effect on the skin, let alone help manage pigmentation or other skin issues.

How Paula’s Choice Can Help

RESIST C15 Super Booster

Having a superior 15% concentration of vitamin C, this skincare booster has a higher concentration of vitamin C than regular off-the-shelves skin care products. This makes it more effective on the skin while staying in a safe-to-use range. Combined with skin-nourishing ingredients, see exceptional results in the lightening of dark spots, lighter skin tone and a luminous complexion. Best thing is, RESIST C15 Super Booster is water-light which makes it super-easy to absorb into the skin when used alone and a cinch to blend into your favourite moisturizers and lotions.

How To Use

Gently pat 2-3 drops of RESIST C15 Super Booster onto your face, including the delicate skin around your eyes. You may also add a few drops to your regular moisturizer or creams to give them an instant dark spot eliminating boost. In your daytime skin care routine, always remember to finish off with a sunscreen with SPF30 or greater. This is an important step in managing existing pigmentation and preventing new ones from forming.

RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment

If you need something more potent to manage emerging pigmentation issues, RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment could be of help. Boosting a remarkable 25% concentration of pure vitamin C and a patented controlled-release delivery system in its lightweight formula, dark spots and visible signs of ageing are minimized while the radiant, youthful glow returns.

How To Use

Gently pat RESIST 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment onto brown spots and wrinkles. During the day, remember to protect your skin with a sunscreen with SPF30 or greater after applying the Spot Treatment.

 

2. Hydroquinone & (AHA or BHA) Exfoliant

Hydroquinone is a common ingredient found in many brightening creams and dark spot treatments. It slows down the production of melanin, the pigment which gives our skin its color. It is the excessive production of melanin that leads to the formation of dark spots or pigmentation on the face or other parts of the body.

When hydroquinone is combined with dark spot treatments containing BHA (salicylic acid) or AHA (glycolic acid), the pigmentation-fading effect is even more apparent. That’s because BHA and AHA exfoliants enhances skin cell turnover by lifting off old skin cells and allowing for new ones to move to the surface, thus helping to reduce dark spots and reveal radiant skin underneath.

How Paula’s Choice Can Help

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

Totally non-abrasive, this leave-on liquid exfoliant gently removes built-up layers of dead skin to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, unclog pores, smoothen fine lines and enhances hydration like a dream.

How To Use

Saturate a cotton ball with the liquid exfoliant and gently wipe it over the entire face, avoiding the eyes. Do not rinse. During the day, finish with a broad spectrum sunscreen rated at least SPF30.

RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA

This is a daily, leave-on exfoliant just like the 2% BHA Liquid. Having a slightly higher concentration than the 2% BHA Liquid, RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA helps to remove dead skin and minimize the appearance of dark spots to reveal soft, radiant skin.

How To Use

Saturate a cotton ball with the liquid exfoliant and gently wipe it over the entire face, avoiding the eyes. Do not rinse. During the day, finish with a broad spectrum sunscreen rated at least SPF30.

 

3. Niacinamide & Acetyl Glucosamine

Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid. It’s a wonder ingredient that addresses an array of skin issues, such as skin pigmentation, dull skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines and enlarged pores. Moreover, niacinamide also forms a moisture-protecting layer on the skin surface, minimizing moisture loss and promoting healthy, supple skin.

Acetyl Glucosamine is found in our skin and one its main functions is to bolster the skin’s barrier ability to minimize moisture loss. The niacinamide and acetyl glucosamine combo intercepts the formation of melanin and prevents its excess formation. The dark spots are able to become more even in colour with the surrounding skin. Niacinamide and acetyl glucosamine are the dynamic duo that reduces dark spots arising from sun exposure and dark marks in the aftermath of a bad breakout.

How Paula’s Choice Can Help

RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster

Having a concentrated 10% niacinamide content with a combination of calming and hydrating ingredients, RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster soothes away the frustrations of a wide range of skin issues such as pigmentation, dryness, redness, enlarged pores, among others. Whether used on its own or blended into your moisturizers or lotions, its water-light formula ensures efficient absorption into the skin to work its wonders.

How To Use

Apply 2-5 drops of RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster onto your palm and gently pat it into your face, neck or chest. It’s even gentle enough to apply around your eyes. You’ll notice that the pigmentation seems to have lightened and an overall radiance and texture of your complexion after a few days.

RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment

Dark spots have nowhere to hide with RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment. The silky-smooth formula boasts a blend of vitamins and plant-based ingredients that brightens, soothes and calms your skin, revealing radiance and evenly-toned youthfulness.

How To Use

RESIST Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment can be used twice a day. Before you head out during the day, apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 after this booster to give yourself better sun protection.

While the above-mentioned spot control treatments are effective ways to manage dark spots and pigmentation, they shouldn’t replace the use of a sunscreen. Since dark spots and pigmentation are primarily caused by sun exposure, a quality sunscreen should always be part of your daytime skincare routine.

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