How To Address Skin Discoloration in 3 Steps
Whether caused by UV rays or the passing of time, skin discoloration is a common skin-care concern that many people have to contend with. But, no matter how frustrating, skin discoloration doesn’t have to be something you simply accept. In just three steps you can help to visibly reduce the appearance of skin discoloration over time. Ahead, we rounded up how you can help prevent, correct and protect your skin from noticeable discoloration using a few of our favorite products from Skinceuticals. (Trust us, these are game-changers).
STEP 1: PREVENT
In the morning, after cleansing and toning, apply four to five drops of Phloretin CF to a dry face, neck and chest. This triple antioxidant serum helps offer your skin environmental protection against free radicals while simultaneously reducing the appearance of discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles. Its formula features a blend of three antioxidants: phloretin, l-ascorbic acid (or vitamin C for those in the know) and ferulic acid. Because recent studies have shown that free radicals may play a part in the onset of discoloration, it’s more important than ever to shield your skin from these environmental aggressors.
STEP 2: CORRECT
Morning and night, apply one to two pumps of Advanced Pigment Corrector to your dry face — and any other areas you may experience discoloration. This multi-layer treatment helps to reduce the appearance of stubborn discoloration — and prevent reoccurrence with continued use. Formulated with salicylic acid, hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid and ellagic acid, the corrector works by exfoliating the skin’s surface — making it important to avoid sun exposure when using it. Which brings us to step three…
STEP 3: PROTECT
While serums and creams are great for diminishing the appearance of skin discoloration, if you truly want to make a difference you’ll want to protect your skin against public enemy #1… the sun. UV rays are the leading source of skin discoloration — they can even make existing discoloration worse! This is why it’s so important to wear a sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF (meaning it protects you against both UVA and UVB rays) each and every day — and to reapply every two hours. Think you need to choose between your makeup and your sun protection? Think again. Each morning as the final step in your skin-care routine — and the first in your makeup application — reach for Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. This lightweight, tinted sunscreen provides broad-spectrum mineral protection while enhancing the skin’s natural tone and boosting the appearance of radiance.
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