14 July 2016
The best treatments for sun spots and hyperpigmentation
Too much sun exposure can unfortunately lead to hyperpigmentation and the development of sun spots. Follow these top tips to treat yours and prevent further damage to your skin.
- Always apply sunscreen
You may think, why bother with sunscreen if I already have sun spots? But it’s equally important to protect your skin from spots, fine lines and wrinkles as it is to treat existing problem areas. Experts recommend applying SPF every day to give your skin an even tone.
- Remember to exfoliate
One easy way to correct discolouration and hyperpigmentation is to exfoliate once a week. This helps to break up pigmented cells, leaving you with a refreshed, even-toned complexion.
- Invest in retinol
Retinol is a miracle ingredient if you suffer from hyperpigmentation and sun spots. Simply apply a pea-sized amount every couple of days to rid your skin of dead cells. It also helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, keeping your skin firm and wrinkle-free for longer.
- Up the antioxidants
Antioxidants encourage your cells to produce more collagen which protects them from damaging free radicals. Opt for a Vitamin C serum for youthful-looking, spot-free skin.
- Have a Skin Peel or Laser treatment
If your hyperpigmentation and sun spots are severe, you may wish to consider booking a Skin Peel or Laser treatment. Ask an expert to analyse your skin to recommend the best course of action for you.
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