Most people will have hyperpigmentation on their skin by the time they reach their 30’s, this skin issue is very stubborn to treat but can be managed with the right skincare. Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to an overproduction of melanin from skin cells called melanocytes. It can be brought on by various injuries to the skin, sundamage, trauma, hormones and inflammation. The excessive melanin produced gets dumped into the deeper levels of your skin, causing hyperpigmentation. These spots, when further exposed to sunlight, will flare up and worsen over time.
Clients often ask me how they got red spots on their face, or tiny little broken veins. The answer is simple, over exposure to the sun.
Good Old Mr. Sun is very strong. And, if you aren’t careful, he has no qualms about leaving behind evidence of just how great and powerful he is! (Move over Wizard of Oz!)
Those tiny little veins around your nose, on your forehead, cheeks, eyelids, neck and upper chest are vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Too much of it and it weakens the elastic fibers in the walls, and they collapse.
Azelaic acid is an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid because it has two carboxylic acid functional groups rather than one, which has been out in the market since 1989. Azelaic acid is naturally found in wheat, rye, barley, oat seeds and sorghum. It is also produced naturally by the genus Malassezia, a yeast responsible for a skin condition called tinea versicolor.
In the May 2013 issue of Vogue Magazine, PCA SKIN®‘s chief scientific officer, Dr. Jennifer Linder, is featured dispelling myths about chemical peels and assuring readers that they are the best thing you can do for your skin. The article, titled “Lift Off,” highlights Ultra Peel® I and explains the many benefits regular chemical peel treatments have on skin health, while amplifying the effects of daily care in the process.