Women of Color: Hyper Pigmentation & Clear Skin

Let’s face it.  Having even, blemish free skin is one of my life’s goals and I’m pretty sure it’s one of your goals, too.  But what’s a girl to do when she has to contend with dark spots left over from a nasty pimple or the dreaded darkness under your eyes?  Getting perfect skin can be overwhelming to say the least.  And when you’re a woman of color, you can have many tones on your face alone that you want to even out into one uniform shade, but at some point, you just give up and let things be as they are.  Trust me.  I’ve been there.

But don’t despair.  There is hope!

Some products that I have had a personal experience with, be they cult classics or new products, are some items worth considering if you’re not at the point where you want to put in an emergency call to your dermatologist.  So hear me out.

If you pretty much have clear skin and you end up with scarring after a pimple, using a spot corrector is an effective way to brighten the skin and even out the area without over lighting it.  Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel is spot on (no pun intended) for this issue.  When you’re diligent about getting rid of a dark spot or two, this product comes in handy.  Formulated with willow bark and tea tree leaf extract, it purifies the skin and the AHAs exfoliate to bring clarity to the complexion.

You may not necessarily need to get rid of dark spots, but you may want to brighten dull skin.  Artistry Ideal Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer and Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum may be what you need.  The Artistry Ideal Radiance is a complete line dedicated to brightening the complexion and with a pearl protein extract, it helps bring luminosity to the skin as well as aiding in evening the skin while treating visible dark spots and discolorations.  The Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum is a brightening essence for all skin types to include sensitive skin.  Formulated with viniferine, it’s said to be more powerful and effective than vitamin C.  It’s another option for brightening dark spots and overall discoloration.

For budget babes, Black Opal Even True Deep Treatment Brightening Scrub is a great way to cleanse and treat the skin at the same time.  This manual exfoliator provides a deep cleanse to reveal beautiful skin when your regular cleanser just ain’t cutting it.

Obagi Professional-C Serum 20% is a dermatologist’s staple for brightening and evening the skin.  It’s a serum that very potent and effective.  If you’re someone who needs something a little stronger, this serum may provide the results you’re looking for.


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