66. Lactic Acid Lightens Sun/Age/Dark Spots
Do you struggle with your appearance because of skin discoloration that results in an uneven skin tone? Do you wish there was a way to restore your skin to a smoother, more even, and more youthful appearance? In this article, we’ll explore how you can do that successfully and naturally using clinically-proven skincare products formulated with topical vitamin C and lactic acid to reduce the appearance of blemishes and “age spots”.
Causes of Age Spots and Blemishes
You don’t have to be old to have “age spots.” These dark blotches that appear on your skin are also called “sun spots,” since exposure to damaging UVA and UVB rays are the main culprit behind their appearance, formally known as hyperpigmentation. It’s the overproduction of melanin, or skin pigment, and it’s caused by repeated sun exposure over time.
Unprotected sun exposure activates a naturally occurring enzyme within your dermal cells called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase stimulates the production of melanin, and melanin controls the pigmentation of your skin. The more melanin produced in your skin cells, the darker the appearance of the skin. Acne breakouts, or blemishes, occur for various reasons including hormonal imbalance, skin inflammation, and overproduction of oil on the surface of the skin.
How Vitamin C Can Benefit Your Skin
The benefits of topical vitamin C have been studied by top skincare scientists from all over the world for many years, and the list of benefits is impressive. Did you know that vitamin C, when applied consistently, can give you a brighter, clearer, and more youthful-looking appearance? Along with these benefits, topical C can also
• Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Increase collagen production
• Improve skin elasticity
• Reduce acne breakouts
• Protect skin from UVA/UVB sun damage
• Support rapid wound healing
• Reduce under-eye circles
• Improve skin moisture and hydration
• Reduce skin inflammation
• Reduce skin discoloration
For reducing skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation), vitamin C works deep within the dermal skin layer to prohibit the enzyme tyrosinase from forming. By blocking tyrosinase, the entire pigmentation process is disrupted as melanin, the pigment that darkens your skin, is not produced without tyrosinase. Because topical vitamin C protects from sun damage and supports quick wound healing, your damaged skin where sun spots currently exist will quickly be diminished.
How Lactic Acid Can Benefit Your Skin
By stimulating collagen production and increasing skin hydration, lactic acid helps fight the visible signs of aging with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Mostly known for its anti-aging properties, lactic acid is sometimes referred to as alpha hydroxy acid and contains many lesser-known benefits that are just as wonderful as its age-defying ones. For example, lactic acid helps to exfoliate your skin and unclog pores resulting in a clearer complexion.
It may also decrease sebaceous oil production and reduce bacteria on the surface of the skin contributing to fewer blemishes. Its work as an exfoliant means dead skin cells are removed and washed away, making a clear path for acne medications or other skin care products to be absorbed into the skin. Finally, lactic acid can help reduce skin discoloration and scarring left behind after acne lesions heal. All of these benefits combine to give you healthy, vibrant skin.
Balance Your Skin Tone with a Combination of Topical Vitamin C and Lactic Acid
When you combine two of the greatest skincare ingredients into one product, the positive results are multiplied. Look for a scientifically formulated product that contains both lactic acid and topical vitamin C, proven to help even out your skin tone, lightening those unwanted dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation. When used consistently, the results will be visible and measurable as the spots return to your normal level of pigmentation.
If you’re frustrated with your appearance because of “age spots” or blemishes, rest assured there is a natural way to quickly and safely diminish their appearance. Try a proven, safe, and effective skincare regimen. Spending just five minutes twice a day providing natural nourishment for your skin will produce visible results (diminished appearance of skin discoloration and more) in as little as 60 to 90 days.
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