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A few months ago during a week long trip to Mexico, I enjoyed a bit more time in the sun than I’m accustomed to. Surfing lessons in the ocean, horseback riding through town, and long walks on the beach kept me from reapplying sunscreen as often as I usually do and before long, I had newfound spots that aimed to take up permanent residence. Hyperpigmentation (a.k.a sunspots, age spots, liver spots, and melasma) is excess melanin caused by sun exposure, age, hormones or acne and knows no race or gender boundaries. I’ve been in this business long enough to know that an uneven skin tone can be just as aging as lines and wrinkles.
3 GREAT OPTIONS TO STOP THE SPOTS:
Adding a serum to your skin regimen may be just the boost that weary skin needs this time of year. The word itself may sound mysterious and medical, but there is no mystery here, just real results. In general, serums are clear liquids that are formulated to target a specific skin problem and are used to amplify your regular skincare. Some serums help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while others help prevent acne and brighten skin. And while, yes, using one of these lightweight concoctions does add an extra step to your daily beauty routine, the powerful antioxidants contained in most serums make the difference between dull and radiant skin. With harsh winter wi
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Ever try to buy just one skincare product at a beauty counter? It’s nearly impossible. Treatment products work in conjunction with each other and it’s very hard to choose a new moisturizer over a new exfoliator. Thankfully, the beautymakers have come up with a solution – kits – many of which offer a combination of full sized with travel sized products, allowing you to test out a full skincare regimen. “Some kits include a product to cleanse and prepare the skin before the application of a toner or collagen enhancer,” explains Kei Horton, a Fort Lauderdale-based esthetician. “The better ones include a resurfacing agent and serum, plus a day or night gel or cream.” Generally, k