Have you noticed dark patches, blotches or freckle-like spots that appear on your face?
Hyperpigmentation is the clinical name for any uneven darkening of the skin, explains Ashley Johnson, LA, an advanced aesthetician at Samaritan Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery.
“It is caused by an excess production of melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color,” Johnson said.
Some skin discoloration can be temporary. But if you are noticing persistent skin discoloration, a chronic skin condition may be the cause. Many things can contribute to skin discoloration, including sun exposure and pollution, or internal factors such as ethnicity, hormones or genetics.
“Sometimes, finding the root of why or how it formed isn’t easy,” Johnson said. “Seeking a professional diagnosis can help you to accurately identify your condition.”
For dark spots, sun spots, blotches, or age spots, there are solutions to help restore even skin tone. Johnson recommends Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum, which has been shown to provide noticeable improvements in the appearance of overall hyperpigmentation, resulting in lightening of dark spots and more even skin tone overall.
“Lytera 2.0 works beautifully on all skin tones without drying or irritating the skin and can be implemented into any skincare regimen,” Johnson said. “It’s also safe for pregnant and nursing women.”
Lytera 2.0 is formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration regardless of where or why it started.
“Not only does it help to lighten present hyperpigmentation, but it also has ingredients that help to prevent new spots from forming,” Johnson said.
Lytera 2.0 shuts down the pathway in which hyperpigmentation can develop, making it a spectacular companion to sunscreen.
When to Use Lytera
“The best time to start using it for maximum benefit is summer,” Johnson said.
To optimize results, Johnson recommends using a mineral sunscreen of 30 SPF rating or higher daily, wearing hats when in the sun for an extended amount of time and receiving a series of chemical peels in the fall or winter to further improve skin tone and overall skin health.
Protecting skin from the effects of UV damage is important every day.
“It’s especially crucial during the summer months, when UV rays are more intense and when we tend to spend more time outdoors,” Johnson said.
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