They say prevention is better than a cure... whoever 'they' were, they were right.
This is true of a lot of things: Drinking water on a night out to prevent a hangover. Studying to prevent failing an exam. Looking up whether a cafe does halloumi as a side to prevent disappointment.
In the skincare world, hyperpigmentation (also known as 'dark spots') is a common skin concern that is tricky to manage once the damage is done. Case in point: A few of my family members are starting to notice the visible effects of years spent thinking they didn't need to protect their brown skin from the sun, like stubborn dark spots and patches of pigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition where areas of the skin become darker in colour compared to the skin that surrounds it, making the overall appearance of the skin look uneven and sun damaged. Things like sun exposure, skin injuries, inflammation and your hormones can trigger melanin production resulting in hyperpigmentation.
Aside from wearing sunscreen as a part of a *full sun safety routine, there are some skincare products formulated to help fade the appearance of uneven skin tone. Including one new dark spot serum that delivered a positive change in my skin after only five days of use. Yep.
What Is the Dermalogica PowerBright Dark Spot Serum?
Dermalogica PowerBright Dark Spot Serum is a serum that combines the instant effects of light-reflecting technology with skincare ingredients to provide a long-term approach to tackling dark spots, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.
When my editor first sent me this product to try, I read the claims and wondered if it'd be better suited to someone already experiencing hyperpigmentation. But then I read this next bit:
Improves the look of pigmentation within one day thanks to light-reflecting particles, while skincare ingredients continue to work over time.
The idea of brightening and evening out the appearance of my skin (without altering the actual colour of my skin) sounded very appealing as sometimes my skin can look dull and fatigued.