SkinCeutical’s mission is to improve skin health. Dedicated to this purpose, they make one simple promise—to provide advanced skincare backed by science.
Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, these high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin.
Made in the USA, SkinCeutical’s clinical skincare is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.
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ADVANCED SKINCARE FOR SKIN DISCOLORATION
Skin discoloration is the result of excess melanin — natural pigment that gives color to skin — often caused by chronic UV exposure, pollution, hormonal fluctuations, past acne blemishes, and natural aging. SkinCeuticals skin discoloration products improve the appearance of discoloration by exfoliating dead skin cells to reveal brighter, more radiant skin and protecting the skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals and UV exposure.
WHAT IS SKIN DISCOLORATION?
Skin discoloration, sometimes referred to as hyperpigmentation or dark spots, appears in the form of dark patches. It is a common skin concern and can be isolated or diffused. Uneven skin tone is mainly caused by years of accumulated sun exposure and can appear on exposed areas, including face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. The discoloration of skin can result in a prematurely aged appearance.
What causes skin discoloration?
While sun exposure is the primary cause of skin discoloration, a variety of factors can contribute such as genetics, hormonal fluctuations, acne, localized skin irritation, and other environmental aggressors such as pollution-induced free radicals. Regardless of the cause, skin discoloration can be present as dark patches, isolated spots, or an overall darker facial appearance. It is often difficult to treat and prevention is key for managing skin discoloration in topical skincare. This requires diligent use of sunscreen and an effective topical vitamin C antioxidant.
Ingredients to look for in skin discoloration products
Recently, new studies have shown that topical formulations featuring tranexamic acid have a demonstrated effect on discoloration, including hard-to-treat forms such as post-acne marks and dark patches. Featured in Discoloration Defense, this powerful ingredient helps improve the appearance of discoloration.
Hydroquinone is also a common ingredient used primarily by physicians, but is available at lower percentages without a prescription. Many physicians recommend alternatives to hydroquinone due to its side effects. Sunscreen filters are also essential for discoloration concerns because they protect skin from UV damage.
How can I update my skincare regimen to help target skin discoloration?
Are there any in-office skin discoloration treatments to help improve discolored skin?
Additionally, chemical peels use a variety of acids to exfoliate and reduce the appearance of discoloration. SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel is a medically exclusive chemical peel for comprehensive skin texture refinement and improvement of the visible signs of discoloration. Your SkinCeuticals skincare professional will also recommend at-home skincare products to complement your treatment.