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The Treatment, Prevention and Protection against Hyperpigmentation

Oct 20, 2015

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The Treatment, Prevention and Protection against Hyperpigmentation

Sun spots, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation are some of the main conditions that contribute to skin ageing. With our modern lifestyles, we are often exposed to many external factors that damage the skin cells.

What causes Pigmentation?

Pigmentation is formed by increased levels of melanin, the pigment found in the skin that gives uneven skin tone and dark spots their colour. There are many causes of pigmentation including excessive sun exposure, artificial lighting, hair removal such as depilatory creams or shaving, hormonal changes and pregnancy.

The depth of the pigmentation can vary, with the excess melanin being formed in either the epidermal or dermal layer of the skin. When the pigmentation is in the epidermal layer, it is much easier to treat as it is close to the surface. However dermal pigmentation has the melanin in the deeper layers of the skin and requires more intensive treatments.

Sun exposure, one of the most common causes of pigmentation, triggers the overactive production of melanin. The problem occurs when free radical damage oxidises the cells. These oxidised cells being unstable, now multiply by taking the electrons of healthy cells, creating a chain reaction of skin damage.

To actively treat the skin and minimise the appearance of pigmentation, concentrated professional products are required to deliver active ingredients specially formulated to improve skin health and appearance.

MOISTURISERS – For the Daily Treatment of Pigmentation

Moisturisers are important for taking care of the surface of the skin, providing hydration, elasticity and suppleness. To improve the appearance of pigmentation, it is important to maintain a healthy skin condition. These moisturisers not only repair oxidative damage but also protect the skin and improve the appearance of pigmentation.

Beauty Repair Complex

A rich moisturising cream containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric) from plant based sources for actively inducing an even peeling effect to promote an even skin tone. Vitamin E provides nourishment, while improving moisture levels. It is rich in antioxidants which repair and protect the skin cells.

Suitable for: Normal to dry skin showing signs of premature ageing and pigmentation.

Directions: Thoroughly cleanse, tone, apply eye cream and serum. Follow with the application of Beauty Repair Complex. To be used day and night. For best results apply sun protection every day.

Gel Cream with Ceramides

Light textured gel-cream formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric) from plant based sources for promotion cell turnover and ceramides, a moisture holding lipid that is a naturally occurring component in the intercellular spaces in the stratum corneum. This outermost layer of the skin is vulnerable to water loss and replenishing the skin’s ceramide levels decreases transepidermal water loss, significantly improving dehydration.

Suitable for: Dehydrated skin with an impaired barrier and signs of premature ageing.

Directions: Thoroughly cleanse, tone, apply eye cream and serum. Follow with the application of Gel Cream with Ceramides. To be used day and night. For best results apply sun protection every day.

Silk Line Day Cream with SPF 15

The Silk Line Day cream is a rich moisturiser which provides sun protection and helps to minimise the appearance of spots and fine wrinkles by using amino acids and peptides from silk cocoon protein which renew, soften and firm the skin, along with Vegetable DNA, a purified extract from wheat germ with powerful antioxidant properties that promotes the healing of micro damage and regenerates skin. It is capable of holding 10,000 times its weight in water which provides the skin with deep hydration. Yeast Extract cells produced by Exel boost “oxygen uptake”, boost the amount of oxygen used by the body. It stimulates collagen production and also prevents pigmentation by blocking melanin synthesis. Also contains Alpha Bisabolol (an antioxidant extract of German Chamomile with anti-inflammatory properties for reducing dryness and irritation), Vitamin E (a deeply moisturising antioxidant for skin repair), Hyaluronic Acid (a powerful moisturising gel-like water holding molecule naturally found in the skin) and Beta Carotene (an orange pigment found in fruits and vegetables which reduces the effects of sun damage and is a rich source of vitamin A).

Suitable for: Premature ageing skin, pigmentation and is excellent for sensitive skin.

Directions: Thoroughly cleanse, tone, apply eye cream and serum. Follow with the application of Silk Line Day Cream, at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.

PEELING AND SKIN LIGHTENERS – Active Treatments for Evening the Skin Tone

Improving the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation requires active treatments to induce desquamation (the shedding of dead skin cells) to improve cellular turnover. This brings the pigmented cells to the surface to be shed, while promoting the production of new healthy cells.

Another important action of active pigmentation treatments is the ability to inhibit the excess production of melanin.

Clarifying Fluid Gel

The Clarifying Fluid Gel is a concentrated skin lightener for the treatment and prevention of dark spots and pigmentation. It is formulated with Emblica Extract, also known as Indian Gooseberry an antioxidant rich plant which inhibits melanin synthesis. It is rich in polyphenols, abundant micronutrients that improve skin health. Mandelic Acid, derived from bitter almonds is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid that promotes the shedding of dead skin cells while lightening pigmentation and evening the skin tone. Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant for the protection of photosensitive skin also repairs free radical damage to the cells while preventing pigmentation.

Suitable for: Dark spots, Hyper-pigmentation and age spots.

Renewal Active Cream

Renewal Active Cream is designed to induce a gentle, safe and even micro-exfoliation by loosening the ‘glue’ that binds the dead skin cells together. The normal and dry skin formula also is gentle enough for sensitive conditions and provides deep moisture while improving skin elasticity. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid micro sponges gradually release a controlled concentration of the active ingredients: glycolic, lactic, mandelic, citric and salicylic acids to minimise uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Lipoic Acid, a water and fat soluble antioxidant which is naturally occurring in the body has the ability to protect and repair cell membranes as well as the inside of the cells. Lipoic acid has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants present in the skin such as vitamins C and E, effectively boosting repair.

Suitable for: Normal, dry, pigmented skin and signs of premature ageing.

Directions: Thoroughly cleanse the skin and spray appropriate toning lotion for the skin type. Apply Renewal Active Cream into the face, neck and décolletage until completely absorbed. Night-time use recommended.

Renewing Gel Cream

Renewing Gel Cream is formulated for the peeling of oily and combination skin. The light gel texture is easily absorbed and vanishes into the skin, while providing moisture and improving elasticity. It can be used safely on acne skin conditions to induce a gentle, safe and even micro-exfoliation. Exel Skin Renewing Gel is designed to loosen the ‘glue’ that binds the dead skin cells together, to promote desquamation and boost the renewal process. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid micro sponges gradually release a controlled concentration of the active ingredients: glycolic, lactic, mandelic, citric and salicylic acids to minimise uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Lipoic Acid, a water and fat soluble antioxidant which is naturally occurring in the body has the ability to protect and repair cell membranes as well as the inside of the cells. Lipoic acid has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants present in the skin such as vitamins C and E, effectively boosting repair.

Suitable for: Oily, acne, pigmented skin and signs of premature ageing.

Directions: Thoroughly cleanse the skin and spray appropriate toning lotion for the skin type. Apply Renewing Gel Cream into the face, neck and décolletage until completely absorbed. Night-time use recommended.

ANTIOXIDANT SERUMS – Optimising Cellular Defence and Repair

To prevent and treat existing hyperpigmentation we need to strengthen the skin’s defence against free radical damage from UV radiation. Antioxidants play a major role in cellular repair and stopping the chain reaction of oxidative damage in its tracks.

When choosing skincare products for optimising the defence against the oxidisation of the cells, ingredients with antioxidant properties must be included as a major part of the routine. These antioxidant ingredients also inhibit the production of melanin, preventing the formation of uneven pigmentation.  Skin repair takes place when we are at rest. This is why it is important to use concentrated serums as part of the night time routine to enhance the reparative ability as we sleep.

Beauty Repairing Gel with Vitamin C

This antioxidant repairing serum is for improving epidermal luminosity and smoothness. Liposomes carry stabilised Vitamin C to the deepest layers of the skin to combat free radical damage and improve photosensitivity. It prevents the formation of pigmentation by inhibiting melanin synthesis. Vitamin E and Aloe Vera provide rich moisture and hydration to protect the skin cells. The formula also prevents water loss, accelerates cellular renewal and the healing process with urea. Skin irritation is also controlled with Panthenol, which converts to Pantothenic Acid when applied to the skin to infuse hydration and stimulate healing function.

Suitable for: All skin types, photosensitivity, dehydrated, sensitive and mature.

Directions:  Thoroughly cleanse the skin and spray appropriate toning lotion for the skin type. Press Beauty Repairing Gel into the face, neck and décolletage until completely absorbed then follow with a moisturising cream. Night time use recommended.

Vegetable DNA Biogel

The revolutionary serum which fights against the processes generated by free radicals on the skin surface (oxidisation, pollution, under-nourishment) supplying deep hydration, restoring luminosity and healthy elasticity. Stimulates the skin’s natural capacity for renewal and accelerates the creation of new cells. Vegetable DNA is a potent antioxidant capable of holding 10,000 times its weight in water, promotes cellular restructuring and boosts collagen synthesis. Vitamin C protects photosensitive skin and prevents pigmentation, while hyaluronic acid, a gel-like water holding molecule improves skin hydration and is a powerful moisturiser. The Vegetable DNA biogel also contains Allantoin, an emollient that treats dryness, roughness and flaking while protecting the skin from irritants.

Suitable for: All skin types, dehydrated, dry and skin exposed to external aggressors including Ultraviolet radiation, pollution and seasonal changes.

Directions: Thoroughly cleanse the skin and spray appropriate toning lotion for the skin type. Press Vegetable DNA Biogel into the face, neck and décolletage until completely absorbed then follow with a moisturising cream. Daytime and nighttime use.

SUN PROTECTION – Blocking UV Radiation

Uneven pigmentation, dark spots, premature ageing and sunburn are all skin conditions brought upon by the negative effects of free radical damage from sun exposure. Ultra Violet radiation, which consists of UVA (long-wave) and UVB (short-wave) rays, penetrates the atmosphere and can onset damage to skin health.

These free radicals, in order to become stable steal electrons from healthy cells, spreading oxidative damage in a chain reaction resulting in photoaging.

UVA radiation is the main variation of light that causes pigmentation by stimulating melanin production. It penetrates to the basal layer of the skin where it causes damage to the keratinocytes, contributing to initiating the development of skin cancers.

UVB rays penetrate the more superficial epidermal layers of the skin to cause sunburn, redness and playing a role in the development of skin cancers.

To protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun Exel skincare has developed a range of Sun Protection Crèmes containing the most powerful ingredients to prevent damage from UVA and UVB radiation, while improving the skin condition. Sun Protection is an important step in everyday skincare.  However it is especially important while undergoing programs treating uneven pigmentation and any skin rejuvenation treatments.

Additional advice: Limit sun exposure, especially between 10 am to 2 pm. When possible wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, hats and sunglasses.

HIGH SUN PROTECTION CRÈME SPF 60

A light textured Sun Protection Crème that forms a film on the skin that is resistant to UVA and UVB rays to reduce the possibility of hyperpigmentation spot formation. It is ideal for use in skin lightening treatments. The Sun Protection Crème contains a tint which provides light coverage that adjusts to the skin tone. Formulated specifically for the face, the High Sun Protection Crème not only provides a strong solar filter but also improves the skin condition with specially selected ingredients. Ectoin is a natural water binding ingredient that also protects the skin from UVA radiation and extreme environmental aggression. Extracts of live yeast cells condition and moisturise the skin while blocking melanin biosynthesis and boosting “oxygen uptake” (the amount of oxygen used by the body). It fights laxity, firms the skin and prevents premature ageing. Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E and Shea Butter provide hydration, antioxidants and moisture, while witch hazel extract reduces swelling and brightens the complexion.

Suitable for: All skin types, especially while undergoing any facial, IPL or pigmentation treatments. 60 plus formula is recommended for direct sun exposure and outdoor activities.

Directions: Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours.

XL URBAN FACE PROTECTION SPF 31

This facial sun protection crème is ideal for everyday use and is tinted to suit a medium to dark skin tone. Effectively blocks out UVA/UVB rays providing maximum solar protection. Its formula helps to delay the signs of ageing. Prevents sunburn, has an ultra moisturising action and is ideal for photosensitive skin and for use in skin lightening treatments.

Formulated with powerful skincare ingredients, XL Urban Face Protection Crème contains: Ectoin, a natural water binding ingredient that also protects the skin from UVA radiation and extreme environmental aggression. Extracts of live yeast cells condition and moisturise the skin while blocking melanin biosynthesis and boosting “oxygen uptake” (the amount of oxygen used by the body). It fights laxity, firms the skin and prevents premature ageing. Aloe Vera Gel and Shea Butter provide hydration and moisture, while witch hazel extract reduces swelling and brightens the complexion.

Suitable for: All skin types, especially while undergoing any facial, IPL or pigmentation treatments. 30 plus formula is recommended for everyday use.

Directions: Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours.

XL URBAN FACE PROTECTION SPF 60

This facial sun protection crème is ideal for use in direct sunlight or during long periods of sun exposure and is tinted to suit a medium to dark skin tone. Effectively blocks out UVA/UVB rays providing maximum solar protection. Its formula helps to delay the signs of ageing. Prevents sunburn, has an ultra moisturising action and is ideal for photosensitive skin and for use in skin lightening treatments.

Formulated with powerful skincare ingredients, XL Urban Face Protection Crème contains: Ectoin, a natural water binding ingredient that also protects the skin from UVA radiation and extreme environmental aggression. Extracts of live yeast cells conditions and moisturises the skin while blocking melanin biosynthesis and boosting “oxygen uptake” (the amount of oxygen used by the body). It fights laxity, firms the skin and prevents premature ageing. Aloe Vera Gel and Shea Butter provide hydration and moisture, while witch hazel extract reduces swelling and brightens the complexion.

Suitable for: All skin types, especially while undergoing any facial, IPL or pigmentation treatments. 60 plus formula is recommended for direct sun exposure and outdoor activities.

Directions: Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours.

HIGH SUN PROTECTION CRÈME SPF 30

Sun Protection for the face and body. It is ideal for use in direct sunlight and during long periods of sun exposure. Effectively blocks out UVA/UVB rays providing solar protection. Its formula helps to delay the signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation spots. This product can be used during skin lightening treatments, particularly when treating the body as it contains no tint. This formula not only provides a strong solar filter but also improves skin moisture levels and hydration with Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E and Shea Butter.

Suitable for: All skin types. 30 plus formula is recommended for everyday use for the face and body.

Directions: Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours.

Are you unsure of which products are best for your skin type and condition? Call Exclusively Beauty on 9821 3300 and talk to one of our skincare experts.

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www.exelskincare.com.au

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