Skin hyperpigmentation got you down? Here are products to bring out that glow
With the summer season here, we’re definitely spending more time outdoors. This back-to-normal lifestyle is more than welcome, but exposure to sunlight, though at some point is healthy, can often lead to hyperpigmentation, more commonly known as “dark spots.” With mask-wearing still the norm, we also fall victim to dreaded “maskne.” Without the aid of a good product, or two, this can often trigger months-long unwanted blemishes.
Whether it’s caused by sun damage, hormone-induced melasma or post-breakout blemishes, skin hyperpigmentation is real. This is mainly caused by the depositing of excess pigment in the deeper layers of skin, which forms uneven discoloration. Fret not! Fortunately, there are skin-loving ingredients that reverse the damage.
When shopping for skincare products, look out for these superstar ingredients that brighten pesky discoloration and scarring—Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid and Fermented Rice Water. Vitamin C treats UV exposure photo-damage on skin, aids in the skin’s regeneration process and even helps boost the collagen level. Glycolic Acid, on the other hand, is considered as the workhorse of exfoliating acids, which powerfully tackles hyperpigmentation, dullness and skin aging. Let’s not forget about fermented rice water, best known for its skin-illuminating properties. It even reduces the appearance of pores!
If spending on lavish laser treatments seems far-fetched, here are more feasible product options that tackle dark spots and pigmentation to add to your daily routine.
The By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 15% with Ferulic Acid is a high concentration vitamin product formulated with 15% of L-ascorbic acid, the vitamin C serum of choice for beginners. It’s a K-beauty holy grail for skincare enthusiasts because of its skin-boosting properties. It brightens the complexion while also removing dead skin cells, and let’s not forget it increases collagen production, too!
SNAILWHITE Beauty Glow Drops (P795)
A local favorite is SNAILWHITE’s best selling Beauty Glow Drops for an instant glow! The lightweight facial oil instantly illuminates and revitalizes skin to deliver intense hydration, without the sticky feeling. Formulated with SNAILWHITE Potion, a blend of Snail Mucin, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, the potent product brightens dullness and evens out skin tone while packing on the moisture.
Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence (P1,425)
Formulated with naturally fermented ingredients, the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence delivers moisture and skin-plumping benefits, giving skin that coveted “honey skin” look. It’s incredibly lightweight, almost water-like, best to layer on skin. It’s also created with 17% birch juice for extra hydration and 9% rice extract to effectively brighten skin.
The cult favorite Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling in Lemon contains 30 single-use pads for a gentle exfoliation. It’s best for those who prefer a chemical or manual exfoliation. Enriched with Lemon extract and Vitamin C, it helps fade hyperpigmentation while invigorating dull skin. Manual exfoliation pads combined with chemical peeling help remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and clogged pores while purifying the skin.
Lululun Whitening and Brightening Face Mask (P995/32 sheets)
Finish off your routine with a brightening sheet mask designed for those struggling with dull skin and an uneven skin tone. Use it during a pamper night or even share with your BFFs!
Pesky hyperpigmentation can definitely put a damper on one’s spirits, but with the right combination of products, you’ll have brighter skin in no time!
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver