Smart Skin Care Solutions for Hyperpigmentation
To understand the role of pigmentation in the skin and how to balance it, we must first take a look at what the contributing factors are to a darkened skin. Certain skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation than others. These include people with dark green, brown as well as dark brown eye shades. Other factors that contribute to skin darkening include:
- Exposure to UV rays
- Hormonal changes
- Use of harsh chemicals
- Some (not all) essential oils
- Friction from clothing
- Trauma or injury to the skin as well as illness and disease
It is said that as many as 70%-90% of women experience a disruption in the melanogenesis cascade (the process of producing melanin by melanocyte, the cell in the skin responsible for pigmentation), especially noticed during pregnancy and hormonal fluctuations.
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offers a variety of product and treatment options that may assist with a hyperpigmented skin concern.
DermaFix Melanoderm is a corrective facial moisturiser which effectively works to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and promotes a brighter, more even skin tone whilst maintaining skin integrity. For body or facial hyperpigmentation concerns, MD Mandelic Retexturizing Wipes, is a fast-acting, exfoliating skin wipe. Utilizing the power of Mandelic Acid and Niacinamide in combination with pigmentation ingredient power duo Evodia Rutaecarpa and Rumex Extract, these wipes will gently but effectively brighten and resurface the skin and refine the pores. Recommended for use on alternating nights for overall skin lightening and retexturizing including dark skin found on hands, elbows, underarms, and knees. With regular use of DermaFix MD Mandelic Retexturizing Wipes, you will notice visible lightening of hyperpigmented areas of the skin showing positive results in both texture and tone.
Within DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care‘s MD range, MD Mandelic Cleanser and Mandelic Toner with the inclusion of with MD Prescriptives SPF 50 for High UVA/UVB protection for daily use. MD Prescriptives Vitamin A Propionate may be included at night, incorporating on alternating nights until the skin becomes used to the actives. The key ingredient, Vitamin A Propionate, is a gentler retinoid option as demonstrated in a 12-week double blind placebo-controlled trial that retinyl propionate was slightly more effective than retinol in alleviating skin wrinkling, acne and hyperpigmentation without the retinoid induced irritation.
The inclusion of Vitamin C within your skin care routine for antioxidant boosting benefits is essential in the prevention of hyperpigmentation. Ferulic + C + E contains 15 % L-ascorbic acid, 1% Alpha Tocopherol, 0.5% Ferulic acid offering up to 72 hours of antioxidant protection against harmful free-radical attack. Ideal for daily use, this high dose Vitamin C formulation, stabilized with the inclusion of Ferulic Acid, offers skin brightening benefits whilst promoting the production of Collagen and Elastin in the fight against ageing. Ferulic + C + E should always be combined with DermaShield SPF40/50 broad spectrum UVA/UVB/HEV light protection for enhanced skin defense.
Vitamin C Serum, with L-ascorbic acid, helps to reduce the visible signs of photo-ageing by helping to fight destructive free radicals. The inclusion of soothing yarrow extract allows for a reduction in skin inflammation and helps to curb post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation across all skin types.
ACC Vitamin C is a 3-in-1 formulation, providing concentrated Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. This stabilised formulation targets ageing, hyperpigmentation and acne, and is perfect for use alongside advanced protocols such as Micro-needling.
Derma Fix Cosmeceutical Skin Care furthermore advises regular enzymatic exfoliation with DermaPolish or DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal for facial use. Alternatively, for body exfoliation, Brightening Wipes or MD Mandelic Retexturising Wipes can be incorporated.
Daily protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays is imperative with DermaShield SPF40/50 broad spectrum UVA/UVB/HEV light protection.
In addition to a great home skin care ritual, there are several DermaFix Professional Skin Treatments that can assist with hyperpigmentation. DermaFix Professional Skin Peeling, Micro-needling, DermaFix Enzyme Treatments.
DermaFix Professional Skin Peeling. With several skin peeling protocols in the DermaFix repertoire, your accredited DermaFix skin care professional will be able to advise the correct treatment for your skin concern along with your unique skin history. A peel administered for hyperpigmentation can create a stinging on the skin, along with redness, blanching and some colour changes. After the initial healing period, the skin glows with radiance and appears visibly softer and more even. Most often, multiple peeling treatments will be required to achieve the desired result. Always follow the advice of your skin professional to ensure optimal results. It is essential to use the recommended DermaFix products for melanocyte control before embarking on any course of peeling treatments.
The DermaFix Vitamin A-Boost facial utilises the vitalisation-power of Vitamin A Propionate, added into a powerfully resurfacing and brightening skin care protocol. This facial leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother with no down-time or irritation.
The DermaFix Texture Boost Facial will give your skin a refined, glowing appearance. Retexturising your skin, reducing pore size, aiding skin tone management, and lightening areas of stubborn pigmentation while targeting hormonal breakouts. Your skin will be left feeling rejuvenated, hydrated, and radiant with a polished look.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment. Your skin care professional uses tiny needles to create microscopic holes in the top layer of the skin. The dermis is encouraged to produce new collagen which then generates new skin cells, resulting in the skin becoming thicker, plumper with a more youthful appearance. This action further assists to stimulate enhanced absorption of products and serums used during your treatment. When undergoing a course of microneedling treatments for a hyperpigmentation concern, your skin care professional may opt to use ACC Tranexamic during your treatment as this formulation has the ability to inhibit tyrosine as well as chip away at existing hyperpigmentation.
For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care products and Professional Treatments targeted to improve and prevent hyperpigmentation contact us DermaFix Head Office on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za