The basics of good skin care is an oft neglected regiment of the Black woman’s beauty routine. But as I have stated several times before, the foundation of a flawless face is cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.
Dr. Ranella Hirsch, a noted Boston dermatologist, says
“This can be the result of UV exposure or subsequent to inflammatory skin conditions such as acne. Dark spots affect many skin types and can be quite upsetting to those affected.”
The areas with the greatest sun exposure, like the face, hands, and décolleté are the most prone to sun spots.
You’ve heard it before, but the best way to combat dark spots is prevention.
Wear sunscreen everyday (yes, even in the winter). Also, be sure to reapply sunscreen often when exposed to the sun for extended periods of time. Sunscreen defends your skin against brown spots in two ways: it prevents new spots from forming and stops pre-existing spots from darkening.
For those of you who have neglected the sunscreen regiment, there is still hope. Vichy offers a line of products aimed at reducing the appearance of dark spots and blemishes. Vichy’s ProEVEN Total Dark Spot Corrector,$42.50 contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E and LHA, a derivative of Salicylic Acid which aid in rejuvinating and exfoliating the skin.
|Vichy ProEVEN Total Dark Spot Corrector, 42.50, Drugstores|