Talking Skin Types – Pigmentation

Hyper pigmented/dull skin is not a type it’s a skin condition, however, if you do suffer with pigmentation how you care for it is extremely important!

Hyper pigmentation is when the skin has irregular dark patches, this can be one small or large patch or lots of patches. Hyper pigmentation is usually caused by the sun, hormones or can be a post inflammatory result. Dull skin can be the result of illness, medication, poor lifestyle choices or sometimes the seasons! With regards to products the recommendations are the same – its all about brightening the skin!

Below I have listed the must have products, the nice to have and the bonus products for your skin type. Please be aware that your individual skin will probably fall into different categories at different times, so a great idea to read all of the blogs that might fit your skin needs.

I have listed the products in order of how you would apply them to your skin as this is another thing that can be quite confusing to many of my clients.

Morning 

Must have – Hydrating cleanser or Deep cleaning cleanser
(suited to specific skin type)

Must have – Toner (no alcohol)

Must have – Vitamin C serum

Must have – Pigment suppressing and brightening serum

Nice to have – Hydrating moisturiser

Must have – Sun protection

 

Evening

Must have – Hydrating cleanser or Deep cleaning cleanser
(suited to specific skin type)

Must have – Toner (no alcohol)

Must have – Retinol 0.25 or 0.5 or 1.0 

Must have – Pigment suppressing and brightening serum

Nice to have – Hydrating moisturiser

Bonus – Twice weekly home peel

 

The best treatments for dull/hyper pigmented skin:

Dermalux light therapy is an incredible treatment to awaken and brighten the skin, relaxing yet gives results – amazing!

Alumier skin peels are a great way to get a new start with your skin, if your skin is dull or has hyper pigmentation we need to renew it and there is no better way than with a skin peel. Not as scary as they sound, our bespoke peel is actually really relaxing – an absolute treat for you and your skin.

 

 

For me, the very best treatment for pigmentation is IPL skin rejuvenation. This incredible treatment is an absolute game changer for anyone suffering with pigmentation. A full consultation and patch test is required before treatment. 

Another advanced method of skin renewal is our incredible resurfacing laser – iPixel, this advanced medical treatment totally renews the skin within a week and the results are truly astounding! 

 

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