Brightening Lotions: Combating Dark Spots, Freckles, and Uneven Skin Tone
Summer is all about accomplishing a sun-kissed golden hue, but sometimes the season leaves you dealing with sprinkles of dark spots on your face. If this sounds like you, you might be suffering from hyperpigmentation.
The term hyperpigmentation can refer to sunspots, liver spots, and dark freckles, as well as larger areas of discolouration caused by excess melanin production. If this is causing you some worry this season, you’re not alone: 43 percent of women share your concern.
Many women over 40 see hyperpigmentation in their face, shoulders, chest, and back. This is because the UV rays emitted by the sun and tanning beds thicken the outer layer of skin and induce production of melanin pigment. But other factors, like menopause, birth control, or estrogen fluctuations during pregnancy, can also cause pesky pigmentation.
You may only be thinking of how to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, but an uneven skin tone can also add years to your face. That’s because uneven skin doesn’t reflect light well and can make your skin look dull. If you want to maintain youthful-looking skin (and honestly, who doesn’t?), then having an evenly coloured complexion – free of dark spots and dark freckles – should be one of your top skin care goals.
If you’re starting to see those annoying dark spots on your skin, here’s what you can do to fight them:
1. Always wear sunscreen. It’s much easier to prevent uneven skin than it is to treat it.
2. Dark spots on your face are tricky to conceal with make-up, but Clarins’ HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20 is an oil-free lotion that illuminates the skin and helps correct dark spots, freckles, and uneven skin tones. It also moisturizes your skin and shields it from UV rays and other environmental aggressors. The main active ingredient here is sea lily, a white flower that reduces dark spots and prevents new ones from forming.
3. If you’re looking for a speedy solution for stubborn dark spots, talk to your dermatologist. Some more aggressive options include chemical peels and laser treatments.
Clarins Flash Tip
Some spas can test current levels of sun damage and predict future damage. Get tested to see if your sun protection habits are up to snuff.
Clarins Beauty 101
1 Facial Moisturizers Are More Important Than You Think
2 Introducing Double Serum: What It Is and Why It Works
3 What You Should Know About Your Skin and Aging
4 The Facts About Serum and Skin Care
5 Cleansing: Beauty Starts Here
6 Skin Care in Summer
7 Glowing Skin: Ramping Up Your Beauty Routine
8 The Road to Firm, Tight Skin
9 Brigtening Lotions: Combating Dark Spots Freckles and Uneven Skin Tone
10 The Sun and The Skin
11 Which Serum is Best for me
12 Skin Fitness: How Exercise Improves Skin Circulation and Color
13 Breaking in a New Product: What to Expect in the First Few Weeks
14 Dealing with Blemishes: What You Need to Know
15 How Plants Help Firm Your Skin
16 When is the Right Time for a Wrinkle Cream?
17 Focus on Aging : Eyes
18 How to Get a Brighter, More Even Skin Tone
19 Preventing and Correcting Early Lines and Wrinkles
20 Keep Your Skin Glowing For Your Wedding
21 Why Does Skin Lose Its Elasticity?
22 Cleansing 101
23 Exfoliating: Reveal What's Underneath
24 Five Skin Facts For Your 30s
25 Focus on Aging: Neck
26 Double Serum: When to Expect Results
27 Say No to Lines and Wrinkles
28 Simple Skin Care for Oily Skin
29 Big Birthday Coming Up? Skin Care Tips to Help You Erase the Years
30 How Do I Get Rid of Dark Circles Under My Eyes?
31 Important Reasons for Plant-Based Skin Care
32 Skin Care and Your Diet
33 Why An SPF Is So Important: How To Protect Your Skin All Year Long
34 Your Skin During Pregnancy
35 Skin Care On-The-Go: What to Know When You're Traveling
36 Four Things That Damage Your Skin
37 Anti-Aging 30 Seconds
38 Anti-Aging Asian Skin
39 Anti-Aging Dark Skin
40 Anti-Aging Hispanic Skin
41 Anti-Aging Light Skin
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