Are you tired of dealing with skin discoloration? If so, your search for the perfect product to target skin discoloration is over! SkinCeuticals has unveiled a brand new serum that is equipped to show your skin discoloration who’s boss. From aging to unprotected exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, chances are your complexion has been marked with some sort of discoloration. While we can’t do much when it comes to turning back time, we can still turn to powerful skincare products to boost brightness and address the signs of visible discoloration. That’s where the new SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense comes in. With this daily serum, you’re able to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration over time for brighter looking skin!
What Causes Skin Discoloration?
If you’re dealing with dark spots or areas of brown discoloration on your skin, there are a few different reasons why:
Sun Exposure: One of the biggest causes of dark spots and discoloration is overexposure to the sun. Harmful UV rays can wreak havoc on skin that’s not protected, and it is the leading cause of dark spots among light-skinned individuals, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
What You Can Do: Protect yourself from harmful UV rays by applying broad-spectrum SPF 15 or higher each and every day. Regardless of the weather forecast your skin needs to be protected. It is also important to ensure that you are reapplying your SPF at least every two hours. You can also take your protection one step further by wearing protective clothing when outdoors, seeking shade, and avoiding peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) when rays are strongest.
Genetics: If your parents have brown patches of discoloration on their skin, you may have a genetic predisposition to discoloration.
What You Can Do: Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to change your genes. That being said, keeping a well-rounded skin care routine and protecting your skin against UV rays can be helpful at preventing existing discoloration from getting worse.
Hormones: Melasma refers to the patchy brown discoloration that often appears during pregnancy. It usually develops due to sun exposure, but typically a combination of other factors are at play as well, including hormonal fluctuations.
What You Can Do: If your discolored patches are due to melasma, also known as “the mask of pregnancy”, they may fade on their own after pregnancy. If it doesn’t, you can talk to your dermatologist about your options.
The Benefits of SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
As you just saw, there are a number of contributing factors that can cause your skin to look uneven in tone. While sun protection is the number one way to protect your skin not only from skin discoloration, but also from signs of aging and even some cancers, it is more of a prevention plan rather than a treatment option. To help improve the look of discoloration that already exists, look to using the SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense in unison with your SPF. Formulated with a synergistic blend of tranexamic acid, niacinamide, kojic acid, and sulfonic acid, the multi-phase corrective serum visibly reduces the size and intensity of discoloration while improving your skin’s clarity for a brighter and more even-looking complexion.
How to Use SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
Twice a day, apply two to three drops of Discoloration Defense to your face. In the morning, follow up with a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen and limit your sun exposure. Make sure to store the bottle in a cool, dark place.
Who Should Use Discoloration Defense?
A 12-week study, twice-daily application of Discoloration Defense showed a significant reduction in the look of discoloration, melasma, and an uneven skin tone. If these are your concerns, Discoloration Defense may just be your new favourite serum!