Sometimes I wish my clients could see what I can see under the magnifying lamp.
When I look at skin under the lamp I can see what you can’t see when you look in the mirror. You can see clear skin but I can see the spots that are on their way up to the surface. It’s my job to let you know how to treat & prevent these brown spots from getting darker & more noticeable. First we figure out if these “spots” are UV induced, hormonally induced, or post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation.
UV induced hyperpigmentation: meaning exposure to the sun, tanning beds, and florescent lighting. This type of hyperpigmentation is usually evenly across the face and or body. Sometimes it may even look like little freckles.
Hormonally induced hyperpigmentation aka Melasma: Is a fluctuation in hormones. There are a lot of things that can cause this fluctuation (pregnancy, birth control pills, thyroid issues, menopause and or hormone replacement).
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: This can occur after acne has started its healing process, pigmentation will take longer to go away especially if there has been PICKING or you have induced pressure or trauma to the skin.
How to get rid of brown spots
It all comes down to how aware you are of the sun and what you are doing to protect yourself from exposure. Get in the habit of always having your sunscreen, the sun is no joke and your skin is showing you.
Exfoliate – you should only be exfoliating 1-3 times a week to get rid of the top layer of dead skin cells.
There are several benefits to having a consistent skincare routine
1. Your skin will be in better condition
2. Your skin will work harder for you
3. Your youthful glow will come back
4. With consistency comes visible results