You likely know the basic rules for protecting your skin from damage that can lead to dark spots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Limit sun exposure. Wear sun screen. Don’t pick at blemishes. Avoid irritating or damaging your skin. But despite your best efforts, you can’t control everything. Don’t worry. Even-toned skin is achievable.
You spent too many hours in the sun.
UV exposure is the main cause for discoloration because the sun’s radiation stimulates melanin production. (Your tan is your skin protecting itself.) If you haven’t been as diligent about avoiding the as you should have been, don’t lose hope. Start to pay attention to sun exposure now. Invest in a wide-brimmed hat and wear sunscreen every day. Make Sunscreen of SPF 30 or more part of your daily routine
Prevent further damage by using Antioxidant Serums every morning to put the photoprotective synergy of powerhouse antioxidants Vitamin C & E to work in your skin. The pair provides a shield against UV damage while brightening, and boosting cell renewal.
For the damage that’s already done, cell-regenerating vitamin A will help pull excess pigment up from the deeper level of the epidermis to the surface where it is sloughed off. Add an acid like glycolic to the mix to speed desquamation by clearing dead skin cells out of the way. Vivant’s Exfol-A™ corrector serumcombines both for transformative results.
You’re over forty.
What we call age spots are just the evidence of an accumulation of UV damage over the years. The older you get, the more accumulation, so the name fits though these are more accurately called solar lentigines. Products that combine brighteners and exfoliating agents deliver a one-two punch. Acids work to remove the upper layers of dead skin cells leaving skin renewed, brightened, and free of cellular debris. By removing the obstructive layer of cellular debris, the acids prep skin for better absorption of ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin A. Vivant’s formulations harness the synergy of brightening ingredients by pairing multiples for maximum results.