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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Even Skintone + Sunscreen Protection



As many of you may or may not know, I have had a battle with Hyperpigmentation for some time now.  It stemmed from scars left behind due to my Acne prone skin.  Well, I finally found a skincare routine that truly worked for me.  It basically consisted of almost daily exfoliation, serums to battle the dark spots and lots of sunscreen.  Of course, it sounds super simple and honestly it is!  The hard part for me is CONSISTENCY which is actually the most important factor in eliminating dark spots.

Palmer's Skin Success

Recently, while in Walmart I came across the Palmer's Skin Success line which peaked my interest.  For one, the products were fairly inexpensive and secondly, it contained a known ingredient for successfully reducing dark spots, Hydroquinone.  Now, I know this a controversial ingredient for many but to each their own. Not only do the products contain this ingredient but they have the most effective concentration of the ingredient for OTC sale, 2%.  I've been using the Dark Spot Corrector Serum every morning for 2 weeks straight and am seeing some great results.  Beginning this week, I will start using the Fade Cream (purchase here) in the evenings after I wash my face.  I didn't want to start using both new products at the same time in case my skin had an adverse reaction.  It's always best to use new products one at a time if you have sensitive skin like myself.  This way, you can tell which product is causing your skin to break out if you have a negative reaction.

Now any time you are using skin lightening serums or creams, it's beyond important to use a Sunscreen.  It's really important to use a Sunscreen daily actually, but even 100% more important when using sensitive skin products.  There's no excuse!!  My former excuse use to be that the sunscreen products out on the market were too oily or thick.  As an oily skin girl, the last thing I wanted was an additional thick layer of product underneath my make-up.  Well, that's no longer a concern for me and I am now a Sunscreen everyday girl.  And to tell you the truth, my battle with Hyperpigmentation became so much easier once I incorporated Sunscreen into my routine daily.  Currently, Coola skincare products are what I fancy.  They have a wide variety of products whether you have oily skin or dry skin.  Right now, I'm using the *COOLA Mineral Sunscreen (spf 30) which has a matte finish and is super lightweight... Perfect for application under my Foundation.  Then after I apply my make-up, I set everything with the COOLA Make-Up Setting Spray (spf 30).  So, I'm over here double teaming my Sunscreen products because I know it is SO important when using Spot Fading products like the ones from Palmer's that I'm using.


I just wanted to share these skincare products with you guys as I know a lot of you currently struggle with the same hyperpigmentation issues.  Give them a try and let me know what you think!  And, please do not forget to use Sunscreen ladies.  WOC (women of color) need sun protection as well!!

XOXOMCS

*COOLA provided product(s) for review that were included in this Blog post.

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