Skin care update, treating sun damage and pigmentation

Lilian Dikmans, skin care
Lilian Dikmans / Treating skin pigmentation and sun damage

If you’ve noticed some darker patches of skin on your face it could be excess skin pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation. I’ve had it on my cheek area and forehead, most likely caused by sun damage over the years. But there are plenty of options to get rid of it.

Skin pigmentation treatment

Recently, I’ve incorporated some simple steps into my skin care routine to target skin pigmentation. There are a range of products that can help fade it away. But it’s also important to stop it from forming (hence step 2 below!):

  1. I use Aspect Dr Active C Serum and Aspect Pigment Punch daily (after cleansing with Aspect Dr Deep Cleanser). I either alternate them day and night or mix half a pump of each together. They help to fade age spots, brown spots and freckles and they also make my skin look brighter.     
  2. I wear sunscreen on my face every day. It’s seriously so important to prevent pigmentation from getting worse and to stop more from forming! I never used to wear it on my face, but have started over the past couple of years and it really makes a difference. Sun protection is also essential if you’re using products that contain ingredients like vitamin A, which make your skin more sensitive to the sun. I love Cosmedix Reflect SPF 15 for everyday use, or Aspect Envirostat SPF 50 if I’m going to be in harsh sunlight for longer periods of time.

There are also a range of more intensive treatments, like chemical peels and skin needling, that can help to remove pigmentation. I’ve written about lactic acid peels before, and would love to try skin needling at some stage. I will keep you posted!


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