Wrinkles – Skin Brightening – Dull Complexion

Most skincare discussions today tend to be about wrinkles, wrinkles and wrinkles. But if you ask most women what their number one concern is and you’re likely to hear about hyperpigmentation and dull complexion.

Hyperpigmentation is the fancy name for what most people refer to as age spots, discoloration, skin that appears freckled and scarred or dull complexion. You may not know the condition by its name, but chances are you have it. Take a look at your face, chest, arms or hands. Any dark spots or splotches?

Hyperpigmentation is actually an overproduction of melanin (skin pigment) and results in an uneven skin tone. Hyperpigmentation drives women nuts because it often makes the skin look older by creating this dull, splotchy complexion.

How does it happen? There are three primary culprits when it comes to hyperpigmentation:

Sun: Sun spots occur from repeated exposure to UV rays where the skin tries to protect itself by producing more pigment.

Hormones: Hormone-induced hyperpigmentation, called melasma, is the result of increased hormone stimulation, which occurs during pregnancy or when taking contraceptives.

Inflammation: Inflammatory hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin from acne scarring or other skin injuries.

So, are they any good news?

The good news is that today you can actually do something about hyperpigmentation. With new specialty products these dark spots can often be lightened or even removed. These new creams do not use harmful skin bleaching ingredients . One of most promising ingredients is Oligopeptide-34, a peptide complex that actually inhibits the productions of melanin.

The best regimen? It needs to feature a cleanser that lifts dulling skin cells, a bi-weekly mild exfoliating treatment, and a day and night cream product. When used together on a regular basis, it’s one of the few approaches that has been proven to dramatically improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and give you a more radiant complexion.

Important : Please consider a skin exam by your dermatologist before you start your cosmetic regimen – you want to make sure that these sun spot, freckles etc. are really benign skin changes.