Uneven skin tone aka hyperpigmentation, brown spots, melasma and freckles, are reportedly the most hated skin flaw.  Tricky to fade, but it can be done.

You will need a few specific products in your daily routine. An alpha or beta hydroxyl acid, a vitamin C serum, a melanin suppressant and a SPF 50.  This is the winning combination.

1. Alpha or Beta Hydroxyl Acid : I mean a product that contains glycolic, salicylic, retinoic or mandelic acid.  This will help lift and shed darkened dead skin cells, smooth out texture, help with pores, help to prevent blemishes, and stimulate collagen and elastin that is great for scarring, fine lines and wrinkles!  I recommend SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense or .1 Retinol at night.

2. Melanin Suppressants aka bleaching creams : helps to regulate the melanocyte (cell that produces the discoloration) from producing too much color to producing the correct amount of color.  Hydroquinone is one of the more popular “bleaching” creams but has some concerning side effects associated with using it. I suggest using a safer hydroquinone alternative that produces great results with time and consistency.   I recommend Skin Ceuticals Discoloration Defense.

3. SPF 50: to help protect the sun’s rays from triggering your melanin to produce color.  I recommend Skin Ceuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50.

4. Vitamin C : is a potent antioxidant to helps protect against free radical damage that contribute to fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.  Warning: if you are prone to acne breakouts, be careful which Vitamin C you choose (if any) because it could prompt a breakout. I recommend Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic for dry mature skin and Phloretin CF for oily to normal skin types.

All products mentioned are available at Celebrity Skincare. Email  jennifer@celebrityskinscottsdale.com or book an appointment to purchase products or to find the perfect products for your skin type.