Discoloured skin is a common skin complaint that can be treated with chemical peels and other aesthetic treatments. But topical treatments can also be highly effective too. So what are the benefits of topical treatments for discoloured skin?
What are topical treatments for discoloured skin?
Discoloured skin is also known as hyperpigmentation and topical treatments are popular and effective for treating this. This type of treatment is one that is applied topically to the outer layer of skin, where this can be absorbed to deliver a range of benefits. These benefits can be seen with skin that is discoloured for any reason including sun damage, age, and certain medical conditions.
What are the benefits of topical treatments for discoloured skin?
There are a number of benefits to using topical treatments for discoloured skin. These advantages include:
- Evening out the skin tone
- Reducing the appearance of dark spots
- Improving overall skin health
Topical treatments can even out discoloured skin tones
One of the main benefits of topical treatments for discoloured skin is that these can help to change the skin tone, brightening and lightening darker patches and simply evening out the skin tone overall. This is because ingredients within the topical treatment can help to reduce and slow the production of melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin pigmentation and reducing this can help skin tone to become lighter and more equal.
Topical treatments can reduce the appearance of dark spots
Another benefit of topical treatments for discoloured skin is that these can dramatically reduce the appearance of darker patches of skin and areas of hyperpigmentation, which can include dark spots, age spots, and sun damage. This is because topical treatments can exfoliate the skin, which helps to replace the outer layer of skin with new skin cells, by increasing cell turnover. The new cells are more likely to have an even skin tone, which can lead to brighter and healthier looking skin.
Topical treatments can improve skin health
Improving the overall health and appearance of the skin is another of the key benefits of topical treatments for skin discolouration. Topical treatments and products often contain hydrating ingredients that can nourish the skin and improve skin texture, while also improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By using topical treatments that nourish and protect the skin, topical treatments can help to promote a more youthful and radiant complexion.
What are the effective topical treatments for discoloured skin?
Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic we are approved retailers for the fantastic SkinCeuticals range. As such we stock a variety of topical treatments that can help to nourish and support your skin daily. These include products that can be used effectively to treat skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation, with proven results, such as:
Discoloration Defense Serum – this is a topical treatment that can be used daily to correct dark spots. This is clinically proven to increase skin brightness and tackle stubborn dark patches, brown spots and areas of hyperpigmentation.
Phloretin CF Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum for Discolouration – this uses a combination antioxidant and vitamin C to protect the skin from environmental damage, and damage caused by UVA and UVB exposure. This serum is specifically formulated for optimum vitamin C absorption to reduce skin discolouration and improve skin health, tone and texture. This can also reduce the appearance of fine lines.
For more information or advice get in touch with Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.