Dealing with hyperpigmentation?
Credo's clean beauty expert & licensed esthetician. She can answer anything from which ingredient does what to which lipstick shade is best for you.
Q: Without using conventional products that often contain bleach, what's the most effective way to safely combat hyperpigmentation? - Leslie , California
Hannah: "Prevention is key. Load up on antioxidants. Take your vitamins."
Make sure that you have a good, effective sunscreen in your arsenal that you apply every day. I'd recommend Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30, which is infused with hyaluronic acid and astaxanthin which can help reverse hyperpigmentation while preventing future damage.
Antioxidants work for by defending cells from harmful free-radicals. I'd recommend using an antioxidant-rich cleanser, such as Indie Lee's Rosehip Cleanser, which will deliver potent ingredients to fade pigmentation, fine lines, and redness.
Vitamin C is a must-have in the battle against hyperpigmentation due to its major antioxidant capabilities. In addition to brightening spots, it has been shown to boost collagen and reduce inflammation. Try adding a C serum to your regimen such as One Love Organics Vitamin C Brightening Facial Serum.
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