If you’ve ever experienced hyperpigmentation, you’ll know how ageing it is and how stubborn it can be to treat and clear. With UV exposure as the biggest driver of hyperpigmentation/dark spots, you may have noticed that your skin is looking less even right now, with large or small dark patches, as we emerge out of the summer period.
Understanding the NEW Dark Spot Trigger
What we now know is that our environment plays a big role in the dark spots we see on our skin. Recent research has shown that increasing levels of airborne pollution increases hyperpigmentation by 20 – 25%, adding up to 20 years to one’s perceived age! Pollution is much like UV in that it’s incredibly damaging to the skin and you can’t see it most of the time. Also, antioxidants which help neutralise free radical damage to the skin from the sun's rays, also protect against pollution induced skin damage, including hyperpigmentation.
Why Does Our Skin Get Dark Spots?
The colour that we see in our skin is called melanin. It’s a protein and its job it to protect us from harmful UV rays. Making melanin is much like baking a cake. You need a number of ingredients to get the end result, that being pigment/melanin. When we have hyperpigmentation, essentially our melanin making factory has gone into overdrive. This may be because of sun exposure, pollution, skin trauma and even hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or chronic stress.
Fading Dark Spots to Bright
When it comes to treating hyperpigmentation, we need to consider preventing the trigger (if possible), along with breaking up existing excess melanin and resetting the melanin making factory back to balance. SPF, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients will help prevent future hyperpigmentation, but to target existing pigmentation, we need to inhibit the ingredients mentioned that are involved in making melanin. If any of those ingredients are lesser available then melanin production can be controlled. Much like baking a cake – the cake will not rise without the correct ratio of ingredients.
Treating Dark Spots Instantly and Overtime:
NEW PowerBright Dark Spot Serum
Dermalogica’s NEW Dark Spot Serum from its clinically proven PowerBright range evens the appearance of hyperpigmentation fast and fades dark spots over time. This lightweight, fast absorbing serum features high-tech ingredients that visibly fade dark spots in just a few days. It’s for anyone seeking a smoother, more even, bright skin and can be used by any skin tone and type.
The hero ingredients within the formula are Hexylresorcinol and Niacinamide. This dynamic duo work to restore melanin production to fade existing and future dark spots. Shiitake Mushroom, which is rich in soothing Beta Glucans, also works on fading dark spots, while Ashwagandha provides a source of antioxidants to future proof the skin from premature ageing and hyperpigmentation. With the help of Black Current Oil and Peony Flower Extracts, skin is left more luminous. Finally, Light-Diffusing Technology begins to balance the appearance of uneven hyperpigmentation after one use, and continues working over time.
How To Use
Dark Spot Serum is designed to be used daily, in the morning. Apply a one pump to the face and neck after cleansing and toning and allow one minute for product absorption. If you experience dark spots in a specific area, you may wish to spot treat with the serum. It’s essential to follow with a moisturiser and sunscreen.
Pure Light SPF 50, also from PowerBright, is a light weight ultra-hydrating 2-in-one moisturiser and sunscreen that works to boost the results of Dark Spot Serum and protect against the number one causer of dark spots.
Look to incorporate professional skin treatments that focus on treating hyperpigmentation, such as peels and the infusion of brightening ingredients, for maximum results in the fastest time.
Experience brighter skin and shop PowerBright Dark Spot Serum today!