Today’s tutorial is a special one for those of you who are suffering from the same sad spots that are showing up on my face! So I’m excited to show you what I’ve been using and how I use it to cover mine (took me lots of trial and errors with several different products) and it works like no foundation! I got this technique down to just 4 products and the best is that it looks like minimal/bare makeup. The beauty of it is that you can build up on it if you like to look more “done up!”
Spots can appear due to numerous reasons; such as overexposure to the sun, hormone inbalance (birth control pills), pregnancy, vitamin deficiencies, stress and aging are the most common. In my case the spots are mostly hormonal with some sun damage along the way. Even though hormonal inbalances are harder to tackle there’s a few topicals that could help fading those bad boys, read on to watch the tutorial and check out some products and DIY little masks that cost virtually nothing!!!
-If your marks are reddish (like acne scars) try applying a green primer in patting motion as well, not rubbing. On my day-to-day when I don’t really wear anything but a tinted moisturizer I use a thicker/drier concealer for the spots alone. This is tricky because the color needs to match your face excactly or else it’ll show even worse (see your beauty advisor at your local counter of preference for matching!). Two products I highly recommend are Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer and Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage.
-Lightening serums and corretive moisturizers are also a great way to treat the spots, look for high vitamin C contents like Murad rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum. If you have sensitive skin I would recommend you take a look at a botanical option like Sisley-Paris phyto blanc Intensive Lightening Serum. If you are more of a fast result kinda gal get a retinoid prescription (warning: talk to your doctor about wether it’s right for you, it has some side effects such as severe sunburn if exposed to sun and skin peeling/dryness amongst others). I’ve used StriVectin-AR TM advanced retinol treatment ( a strenght that is appropriate for over the counter retinol) and I really enjoyed the feeling and results.
-A very IMPORTANT thing to keep in mind is that regardless of using retinols or not you must stay out of the sun and wear a spf of 50+. This step is crucial not only to prevent the spots from getting deeper in color but also to keep new ones from showng up!-Some great alternatives to expensive skincare are the DIY. Lemon, tumeric, apple cider vinegar and honey all have great healing properties. I love how this article gives several recipies that are simple and inexpensive to try!
I hope you learned something new and useful today! And I’d love to hear if you have any other tips that have worked for you, go on and share it with us on the comments!!!