Whether you’re fair-skinned, you have black skin, skin of color…Know these things and know peace (Hyperpigmentation).
Things of Hyperpigmentation:
1. Number one, not all ingredients are created equal. And some over-the-counter products are a joke tbh.
Here’s the hierarchy: Hydroquinone (especially ones over 4%)-is the gold standard but it has a lot of controversy surrounding it. That said, when you visit a dermatologist and you have some serious hyperpigmentation, especially around your body, this is what they’re gonna give you. All things being equal, this is the prescription they are going to write you. They are not gonna bring up niacinamide or vitamin c even kojic acid.
The next after that is azelaic acid 20% or cysteamine. Cysteamine is the new chick on the block but she’s good. The next is kojic acid or arbutin then tranexamic acid, then Ascorbic acid, then niacinamide.
2. The second thing to know is that combination is king. Monotherapy- that is using one product- will have you waiting for years. If you want to see results within a reasonable timeframe, combination therapy is the way to go.
Often, a dermatologist will combine a tyrosinase inhibitor or a couple of tyrosinase inhibitors with exfoliants or retinoids. Here are common combinations 1. Azelaic acid and tretinoin 2. Hydroquinone and tretinoin 3. Azelaic acid, hydroquinone, and tretinoin 4. Kojic acid and glycolic acid 5. Vitamin c and niacinamide, and aha 6. Vitamin c niacinamide and kojic acid.
Sometimes when you have stubborn spots, a dermatologist will introduce chemical peels or lasers For example, they will treat you with topical treatments for a while, ask you to take a break from them, and then start treating you with chemical peels.
3. Respect Sunscreen and Sun Protection: If you are on Instagram you’ve probably been harassed by a skincare influencer to wear your sunscreen but this is apt as sun exposure will take you 10 steps back. Especially when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation. I personally don’t rely on sunscreen, I stay away from the sun between 11 am and 4 pm. And I cover up my body.
4. Results: One of the best things you can learn about dark spots is that they will not disappear overnight, but if you persist, one day you’ll look for them and you won’t be able to find them. If this isn’t your mindset, then it’s likely that you’ll give up. Cause after one week, you’ll look in the mirror, see it’s still there then you’ll say it’s not working. When in reality you’re supposed to give it 1-3 months (for your face) and 3-6 months(for your body).
5. Coverage: While you’re treating your hyperpigmentation, life has to go on. If you are self-conscious about your dark spots and want to cover them up, here are two brands to check out: Dermaablend and Sally Hansen. Dermablend has both face and body makeup that have great coverage and Sally Hansen has a product called airbrush legs, it is lightweight but it still gets the job done. And that’s it from me, over to you.
What have you learned about treating dark spots or hyperpigmentation in general?
▶ Cysteamine https://lddy.no/yutj
▶ Azelaic acid https://bit.ly/3kVhJba
▶ Arbutin https://amzn.to/3ySuqd5
▶ Kojic acid & glycolic acid https://amzn.to/3i3dE50
▶ Kojic acid soap https://amzn.to/3fQqwJa
▶ Tranexamic acid https://amzn.to/3vOcS05
▶ Niacinamide https://amzn.to/3c2kRyI
▶ Vitamin c https://amzn.to/2SFk1Rt
Biore UV https://amzn.to/34vWl4D
▶ Dermablend Leg and Body Cover https://tidd.ly/3g9PowO
▶ Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs https://tidd.ly/3gfR5aI
Disclaimer: All content on this channel is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice from your physician or other healthcare professionals. #hyperpigmentationtreatment #blackskin #skincare
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