Andrea’s Skincare Battle With Pigmentation
Andrea’s Pigmentation Tips
I have suffered from pigmentation on my forehead since I had my first baby, so I have personal experience of the highs & lows of dealing with this skin concern!
The best tip I can share with you is to learn how to deal with it.
If your pigmentation is like mine, it will appear in summer and disappear over winter. It’s about learning to choose the right skincare regime.
To begin with, choose a skincare regime of cosmeceutical products that are backed my scientific testing.
Pigmentation is a difficult concern to treat and requires active ingredients in high percentages to target, treat & prevent. High street products will simply be a waste of time & money as they will not have the ingredients or potency to address the concern.
Unfortunately, you will not find an all-in-one product that will treat pigmentation on its own.
You need a complete skincare regime because each product will work on different levels of the skin to treat & prevent pigmentation.
What’s needed in your daily skincare regime:
– Sunscreen SPF50
– Exfoliating products (AHA’S / Retinols)
– Pigment lightening treatment product
When you start your skincare regime, stick to it as a pigment lightening treatment can take months to produce results.
Many people use the products for a few weeks, don’t see results in the short term and stop using the product.
It is important to use the pigment lightening products twice daily, and to make sure miss any days are not missed.
You will require several months of consistent use before some results can be seen.
Another important thing to take on board is that your skincare regime is for life, not just to treat the concern temporarily and then stop.
In the winter, my pigmentation disappears once I have incorporated a course of peels into my home skincare regime.
However, I still continue to use an antioxidant, some exfoliation, pigment lightening products & of course sunscreen to reduce melanin cell production.
The most important product is sunscreen – there is no point in treating pigmentation if you are not going to wear sunscreen all year round. You will be wasting your time and money on other products.
During peak sun exposure I would strongly advice to wear a big hat as well.
Additionally, taking Heliocare supplements during summer holidays as extra protection is recommended.
When my pigmentation is at its worst I tend to hide it well with a tinted sunscreen. This is great as your are helping to hide it and protecting at the same time.