Hyperpigmentation

“Three things cannot be hidden long: the Sun, the Moon and the Truth” – Anonymous

And one more thing that can’t be hidden long is the damage that comes from the Sun!   Over time, extended sun exposure can create damage to our skin, resulting in hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone), fine lines, wrinkles, poor texture, and sagging skin.

But did you know that there are other “triggers” that can cause hyperpigmentation?  Knowing what some of these triggers are can help us avoid excess pigment that over time can rob our skin of that youthful, healthy look.  To keep that “Vivier Glow,” here are things to remember:

Heat:  Avoiding exposure to excessive heat (generally, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when the sun’s rays are strongest) can help reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation.  So stay cool, Vivier family and keep that skin looking cool in the long run!

Harsh Treatment:   Harsh treatment of your skin should also be avoided, as too much friction (over exfoliation, for example) and irritation can cause inflammation; definitely something that we don’t want.  Inflammation can cause your melanocytes (the cells in your skin that product pigment) to respond to what they consider an injury by producing pigment to protect cells called keratinocytes.  These keratinocytes will then “carry” that pigment to the surface of your skin; translation = uneven skin tone.  Treat your skin gently and your skin will thank you!

And, as always, remember to choose Vivier products that have been specifically formulated to tackle any hyperpigmentation that may appear.  Some recommendations?  Vivier USP Vitamin C Serums, and Vivier broad-spectrum sunscreens; the perfect pairing to prevent, treat and protect your skin during the Summer months – and all year round!

Until next time!

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