Many people consider summer their favorite season of the year. The outdoor activities, the long days, the possible time off school or work and the sunshine all make a strong case for the "best season award". However, one of these summer-time perks can have a "dark side". Even though sunshine has many benefits including providing Vitamin D and lifting our spirits, too often, sun worshipers and sunscreen addicts alike end summer with dark spots of hyperpigmentation that have formed from sun exposure. Predisposition to these dark spots is genetic so not everyone will get them, even with sun exposure, but for those who are prone to them they can be a persistent and difficult issue to address.
Fortunately, there are effective skincare products that can help to prevent and reverse this issue. A gentle, yet effective drug-free pigment corrector like HydroPeptide LumaPro-C can help to fade existing pigmentation, protect against future damage and gently resurface skin to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In clinical tests, LumaPro-C delivered a 50% improvement to the skin on fading pigmentation compared to a placebo. Just apply this serum twice a day under your moisturizer and you are set to fight back against sun damage.
No skin brightening regimen would be complete without a great exfoliant. HydroPeptide Polish and Plump Peel is like a light microdermabrasion and a light chemical peel in one treatment and immediately fades pigmentation with no redness, irritation or flaking. Skin is brighter, smoother, firmer and more hydrated. The best part is you only need to use this treatment once to twice per week and it’s so easy to use that it can be done in the shower. HydroPeptide 5X Power Peel is also a great way to fight pigmentation and its versatility makes it great for a wide range of people. People with sensitive skin can use 5X Power Peel in place of the Polish and Plump Peel for gentler exfoliation. People who want to go more aggressive can use both products together. 5X Power Peel contains 5 gentle yet powerful exfoliants on a bamboo pad that can be swiped onto skin daily after cleansing and toning (or less frequently in the case of very sensitive skin). There is no need to rinse it off so it is an easy addition to any regimen. Fall is a great time to step up exfoliation because we are exposed to the sun less frequently and less intensely.
This doesn’t mean we can stop wearing sunscreen, though. While burning rays will not come through the clouds, the rays that age us will still reach our skin and break down collagen, leading to early signs of aging. HydroPeptide Solar Defense Tinted or Solar Defense Non-Tinted will protect your skin from the sun with a light, matte finish that works flawlessly with makeup or alone.
You can find all of these brightening and protecting products on EDCskincare.com or at medical clinics and luxury resorts throughout the world.