If you’re suffering from pigmentation you’ll know that treating it requires diligence and a lot of patience. In fact, just one careless day of unprotected sun exposure can undo months’ worth of treatments and improvement.
Winning the war against dark marks starts with investing in the right skincare. Here are a few products to consider when in your fight against pigmentation.
Not all SPF is created equally… no really!
Let’s start with sunscreen. Most sunscreen products will protect you from the sun’s ageing and burning frequencies – UVA and UVB. But there are other types of light you have to worry about, namely visible light, infra-red, and UVC. These can also damage your skin while the latter can worsen pigmentation. Fortunately, there is a sunscreen that offers full-spectrum protection. Lamelle Helase 50+ sunscreen contains enzymes that repair the direct and indirect damage the sun causes to your DNA. If left unchecked, this can lead to skin cancer.
While wearing sunscreen can help you prevent new pigmentation from forming, you’re still going to want to get rid of what exists. Also, let’s not forget that not all pigmentation is caused by the sun. (Yep, hormonal pigmentation – here’s looking at you!) In either case, you’ll want to use products that won’t just inhibit the formation of dark marks, but fade them too. Invest in a brightening product like Lamelle’s cutting-edge pigmentation-beating range, Luminesce. The Luminesce Brighter Day cream pumps the breaks on the transfer of melanin from the deeper layers of your skin up to the surface where it’s visible as pigmentation. In turn, the Luminesce Evening Glow formulation (the night cream), takes things a step further by including a non-irritating form of retinol and lactic acid to speed up your skin’s cellular turnover rate. Essentially it helps to buff away superficial pigmentation on the surface of your skin.
Let’s get serious
When dealing with pigmentation it is always a good idea to seek professional treatment. There are loads of products available but using doctor-developed pigmentation-beating moisturisers is usually the best choice. Speaking of pigmentation-beating moisturisers, if you’re looking for rapid results, you might want to give the Lamelle Correctives Brighter Serum a try. This cutting-edge elixir contains Deca-Butin (a potent but non-irritating form of arbutin) and inflammation-fighting antioxidants like ferulic acid and turmeric extract. Despite being a powerful solution to pigmentation, it’s in a stable lipid base that makes it well tolerated even by those with dry or sensitive skin. It can also be applied twice a day before your moisturiser, both day and night. Just don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!
Waging the war against pigmentation can feel like a losing game but don’t get discouraged. There is help. And, if you’ve got highly advanced skin brightening products like the ones from Lamelle in your artillery, a more evenly-toned, radiant-looking complexion can be yours for the taking.
For more information or to find your nearest stockist visit www.lamelle.co.za.