Improving and reducing hyper-pigmentation requires you to keep a number of different things in mind. Learn how to improve and reduce hyper pigmentation with help from a professional aesthetician in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Kristy Charlier, professional esthetician and today I'm going to talk to you about how to reduce hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can come from the sun such as brown pigment, hormones such as your melasma or post inflammatory pigment brought on by acne. One important way to prevent pigmentation is to wear a daily sunscreen. But if you do have pigmentation, it can be improved by using a topical lightening and brightening serum. So today on Eileen we're going to use the L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Serum Corrector. On cleansed skin, just apply one pump of product underneath your moisturizer both day and nighttime to all areas of the face, especially areas where you have that pigmentation. This product contains antioxidants that facilitate the natural healing of the skin. It also prevents against a free radical damage caused by environmental factors such as the sun. Another ingredient to look for is Vitamin C, that's also going to help against oxidative damage and free radical damage and also stimulate collagen elastin. Being careful with harsh exfolients and chemicals that are going to irritate the skin and cause trauma, this will also contribute to brown pigmentation. Whenever you are using lightening and brightening agents, always make sure that you're going to wear an SPF of at least 30 during the daytime. Also limit your sun exposure between the hours of 11 and 2 when the sun is at its strongest. One final tip, if you have stubborn pigmentation such as your melasma, a good thing to add in there would be a Vitamin A Retinol. This will exfoliate the surface of the skin as well as your lightening. So that's how you reduce hyperpigmentation. I'm Kristy Charlier, thank you for watching.