Uneven skin pigmentation is a common problem, whether it is the result of hormones, sun damage, or old acne. Fortunately, there are several ways you can minimize or eliminate the problem, such as:
Depending on the type of pigmentation you are trying to correct, you will likely want to try color correcting. For classic dark spots or hyperpigmented areas, peach or orange color corrector will camouflage the appearance. The exact color you use will depend on your skin tone, with fairer skin colors using lighter peach concealers and deeper skin tones opting for more apricot or orange. Finding the right shade of color corrector will prevent it from showing through your makeup. Just dab a small amount of the color corrector on areas you want to conceal and blend it out. Allow it to set before applying your foundation. If you are not interested in wearing a full face of makeup, cover the color corrector with a flesh-toned concealer and set it with a light dusting of powder. You can tackle redness by using a green concealer for color correcting.
Consider Facial Peels
Facial peels, when performed by a professional, may reduce some issues with hyperpigmentation and give your skin a more even appearance. Some acids used in facial peels may be found in lower concentrations in retail face products. If you want to try a less expensive method, look for products containing glycolic or lactic acids. When used in lower concentrations, they will take much longer to work, but many people notice improved skin texture and evenness. Professional skin peels generally work faster because you receive a higher concentration of the product.
During a peel, a solution is placed on your skin and allowed to set for a few minutes, then it is rinsed off. Depending on the specific components used and the intensity, you may only notice mild redness over the coming days or your skin may turn darker and begin to shed. Getting rid of the upper layer of skin not only improves your skin's appearance, but it will help skin care products penetrate your skin, which is essential for maintenance.
Photorejuvenation uses pulsed light to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented areas. This treatment requires several sessions before you will see the full benefit. One of the major advantages of using photorejuvenation is you can tackle small spots or areas of your face and you will see results quicker than if you tried at-home treatments. If you have additional skin concerns, such as uneven texture or large pores, photorejuvenation may improve these problems. Not only can treatments improve the overall appearance of your bare skin, but if you wear makeup, you may find you need less to cover concerns and your makeup will appear smoother when there is less texture or obvious pores.
Fortunately, there are several short and long-term options to minimize or eliminate hyperpigmented areas on your face. Finding the right option is a matter of personal preference and the severity of your skin concerns. Contact a company like Vivid Skin and Laser Center for more information and assistance.