Article as published in American Spa Magazine
Summer can do some serious damage on skin tone, especially skin of color. It’s not so much summer that’s to blame. What’s more to blame is all of the prep for summer fun, and just a little of the summer fun!
Warmer weather, longer days, more time being active outdoors and hopping in the pool to cool off are some of the fun summertime activities clients love so much. Your clients are also getting ready to look their best this summer in shorts and swimsuits. Your clients are shaving, waxing and sugaring more frequently in the summer. All of this can lead to problems that can result in uneven skin tone in skin of color.
If clients have been shaving, waxing or sugaring their bikini area, legs, back, chest and arms so they can look their best in their swimsuit, then they may have been experiencing ingrown hairs along the way. The ingrown hair can be awful to deal with, but it’s nothing compared to what happens after the ingrown hair! Those dark spots that linger for weeks after the ingrown hair has been removed. It can leave skin with various levels of uneven blotchy skin tone.
Then there’s the sun exposure, which can cause UV damage which creates more dark spots. Often times summer also brings a few extra breakouts. All the SPF, chlorine, salt water and the like can disrupt the skin barrier causing a breakout here and there. Then, in many parts of the country the heat and humidity also contribute to some skin disruption causing more breakouts. Breakouts can be traumatic to skin of color and leave a dark spots that linger.
The triple impact of hair removal, heat/humidity and summer time activities on the skin can end up leaving skin of color with uneven skin tone. Helping clients find a simple solution is so important. Thanks to PFB Vanish’s 2 Part Brightening Duo, it’s very easy to treat uneven skin tone!
PFB Vanish Can Help You Even Out Skin Tone This Fall.
2 Part Brightening Duo
- Exfoliate Hyperpigmented Skin Cells Away
The first step is to scrub/exfoliate the areas impacted by dark spots with PFB Vanish’s Liquid Luffa Scrub. This exfoliating face & body scrub with glycolic acid, & Papaya fruit extract is gentle enough to use on skin of color. It is a finely abrasive biodegradable scrub to remove dead skin cells on the face, hands or body consisting of Palm, Crushed Walnut Powder along with 6% glycolic acid. This exfoliation will help to remove the surface dead skin cells that have been hyperpigmented, allowing new cells to come to the surface. These new cells may not be as impacted by hyperpigmentation as the previous ones. Use 3 times a week in the shower to help “lift” ingrown hair. Liquid Luffa is Eco-friendly and does NOT contain any plastic particles.
- Treat New Skin Cells With Tyrosinase Inhibitor
In order to even out skin tone, it’s vital that you use a tyrosinase inhibitor that will help to lighten the dark spots on the skin. These dark spots are a result of trauma to the skin, UV exposure or other factors. After the skin is exfoliated, the newer skin cells may be less hyperpigmented. The next step is to treat the new skin cells with a product that will work to even the tone by targeting the darker skin cells and working to even out the tone. Lumen8™ Lotion: With Chromabright© will visibly reverse the appearance of dark spots, melasma, post-acne scars and sun damage, in 4-6 weeks. Use on face, chest, legs and top of hands.
Chromabright© is an active ingredient for safe skin brightening.