Pigmentation remains one of the leading skincare concerns for women of colour. What is pigmentation, and what are its causes? And, how can you treat it effectively? TRUE LOVE has collaborated with Environ to help address the issue of pigmentation. We break down the ins and out of pigmentation and share effective tips to target the problem for a healthier, radiant and blemish-free skin.
Let’s delve into the hyper pigmentation issue, which is one of the leading skincare concerns for women across the world.
Some of the causes of an uneven tone include:
– Hormonal changes
– Excessive melanin production
– Sun exposure
– Skin inflammation
– Acne scarring
– Skin injury
Treating the appearance of pigmentation is a lifelong commitment. And with the right skincare products and routine, it can be reduced significantly. There are a number of ingredients that are known to improve the appearance of pigmentation, which can be found in the Environ Focus Care™ Radiance+ Range. This revolutionary 3-step Mela-Smart System™ includes 4 powerhouse products that specifically target hyperpigmentation. The range contains ingredients such as Vitamin C and niacinamide, amongst others, which have been proven to inhibit the causes of hyperpigmentation.
STEP ONE: Mela-Prep Lotion
This luxurious lotion is the first step in the system, and focuses on giving you a more even, brighter complexion while helping you to minimise the appearance of sun damage. After prepping your skin, apply the lotion to dark areas. We love that Environ selected active ingredients, including vitamins C and E, to formulate this lotion. They work in unison to improve uneven skin tone. You can use it in the morning and evening.
STEP TWO: Mela-Fade Serum System A&B
This innovative serum system consists of two products, which work together to reduce the appearance of an uneven tone. After applying the Mela-Prep Lotion, mix and apply equal amounts of both serums to the darkened areas of the skin. These serums contain ingredients that specifically target and assist in the reduction of discolouration.
STEP THREE: Mela-Even Cream
This cream focuses on giving you a radiant and healthy glow. After applying the Mela-Prep Lotion and the duo serum system, apply this cream to the areas of concern, or the entire face and neck to help create a more even tone. This cream is also fortified with vitamin C, which brightens and revives your overall complexion.
How can I avoid pigmentation?
Avoid the sun or, if unavoidable, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen that also contains antioxidants to assist in fighting the causes of pigmentation.
What makes this range unique?
Environ has looked at treating pigmentation differently and in a complex scientific way. This, combined with years of research, has allowed Environ to confidently say that the intelligent Mela-Smart System together with Vitamin A – Environ’s corner stone ingredient – can effectively help to treat the appearance of pigmentation.
Should the Environ Focus Care™ Radiance+ Range be used in conjuction with other Environ products?
Yes. It’s advised that the Radiance+ Range can be used twice daily, together with Environ’s Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ and a broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. The Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ should be used for at least 30 days before starting the Radiance+ Range as it contains Vitaman A, which is crucial for optimum skin function.
How long will it take to see results?
Everyone’s skin is unique. The amount of damage in the skin is different and the health of the skin is different. This means that each person will respond in a different time frame. Some clients respond quickly and can see an improvement within 30 days, while others see a difference after three to six months. Environ’s recommendation is four to six months for the best results. One must also realise that to effectively treat the appearance of dark marks and discolouration, a lifelong commitment is required to see real results. The best solution is to combine a series of professional treatments when using this range.
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