A lot of people think that when their skin goes dark, the only cause behind it is the sun or tanning. As a result, people start using multiple products such as sunscreen, face packs, face washes, and many such products to reverse the effects of skin discoloration. However, according to experts, self-medication is the most hazardous form of treatment that can do more damage than what was already done.
In the past few years, allergens have enormously intensified, and these enhanced allergens tend to have a harmful effect on our skin. Therefore, let’s take a look at what an allergen is
What Is An Allergen?
An allergen is a type of antigen that produces an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune system fights off a perceived threat that would otherwise be harmless to the body. Such reactions are called allergies. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a type-I hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.
Most humans mount significant Immunoglobulin E responses only as a defence against parasitic infections. However, some individuals may respond to many common environmental antigens.
This hereditary predisposition is called atopy. In atopic individuals, non-parasitic antigens stimulate inappropriate IgE production, leading to type I hypersensitivity. Sensitivities vary widely from one person (or other animals) to another. A comprehensive range of substances can be allergens to sensitive individuals
People who tend to use multiple products to reverse the causes of skin pigmentation and discoloration often tend to worsen the pre-existing condition and end up spending double the average amount at a skin specialist. There are several causes of what causes skin discoloration. Therefore, let’s take a look at the most common causes of skin discoloration
Common Causes Of Skin Discoloration
Skin Discoloration occurs when the body produces when too much or too little melanin. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is most often the cause of skin discoloration. However, there are several other causes in addition to the sun’s UV rays that contribute to skin discoloration. They are
- Reactions To Medications
- Poor Nutrition
- Pregnancy Hormones
When we see patchy or localized areas of skin going dark, one of the common causes could be just friction. A habit of rubbing your face after having a shower or during the time when your face is sweaty and frequent same repetitive actions on the skin makes the skin thicker, which ultimately makes the skin look darker.
Another common reason is weight gain. When patients gain weight, their insulin level increases, which leads to the thickening of the skin, this is classically seen on the forehead area, the neck area, or the underarm area as the skin in these areas slowly and gradually starts to darken. Therefore, when you have associated areas of darkening like this, then it might be your weight, which is causing your face to go darker.
Another reason for skin darkening is the frequent changing of the so-called fairness creams. These fairness creams contain ingredients that sensitize the skin and make the skin go darker. Similarly, the use of chemicals such as bleaches or hair colours which could trickle on to the face could also trigger skin discoloration
Confident people tend to take medicines to treat their skin. However, these medicines often disrupt the body’s metabolism and eventually set off a chain reaction that brings about the hormonal imbalance. All these things contribute significantly to skin discoloration. Anti-tuberculosis or anti-diabetic treatment could also cause your face to go darker than it usually was.
Another reason for skin discoloration is the age factor. As we got older, our face grows darker.
When the causes are these many, the treatments are vast in number. We here at SkinMedica have been working on products formulated mainly to target problems such as hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration.
SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex
Lytera is a non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. Lytera is designed to improve clarity, evenness, and overall appearance of the skin. Improve evenness of skin tone, the overall appearance of the skin, radiance, and clarity of the skin and lessen the appearance of darker patches and discolorations and is suitable for all skin types.
The product represents a breakthrough in one of the most common skincare concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, including age spots, melasma, or any discoloration caused by acne, inflammation, or hormone. Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common skincare concerns because it is challenging to treat
In the past, the most common treatment against hyperpigmentation was hydroquinone. But with Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, Skin Medica has created the next generation in skin brightening, and that is a product that doesn’t require a prescription or have the usual concerns associated with hydroquinone.
Over 500 patients that suffer from hyperpigmentation participated in the studies. In one such study, each patient received two different test products, one for the left side of the face and the other for the right side of the face. And after 12 weeks of twice daily application, Lytera Skin Brightening Complex was overwhelmingly preferred by all the 500 participants who took part in the study.
Clinical results also showed comparable efficacy to hydroquinone, often with results in as little as four weeks. With sustained use, skin brightening continued to improve over time. So, how does it work so well?
How Does Lytera Skin Brightening Complex Works?
SkinMedica products help women and men who are frustrated with brown spots, blotchiness, dryness, or similar issues treat the hyperpigmentation on their faces. The Lytera Skin Brightening Complex product line cleanses, tones, rejuvenates, repairs damage, moisturizes, and protects the skin from the sun. The program is easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine, and after a few weeks, you will notice the results you want. Regular usage of the Lytera Skin Brightening Complex has several age-defying products on the skin and is of great help in reducing pigmentation and skin discoloration.
Like all our other ingredients, we have added a proprietary blend of different elements to benefit the skin further. These ingredients include antioxidants, mild exfoliant, and all the moisturizing ingredients you need in a cream that will help you rejuvenate your skin. Active ingredients such as niacinamide, ethyl linoleate, squalene, retinol, hexylresorcinol, and tocopherol help in targeting the uneven skin tone. In addition to that, these additives improve the skin tone, the internal and external health of the skin, as all these additives are directly focused on hydrating, moisturizing, and healing the skin, which ultimately gives you a radiant and youthful appearance.
How To Apply Lytera Skin Brightening Complex?
The Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is made of an elegant formula that is gentle enough to use on your entire face to brighten and even skin tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Before applying the cream, ensure that you wash you are thorough with cold running water. After passing the face, use the cleanser to cleanse your face, followed by the toner. Now follow the steps mentioned below to use Lytera Skin Brightening Complex and yield its benefits effectively.
- Press on the airless pump dispensing product onto the back of your hand
- Apply a thin layer to your entire face and any other affected area
- This formulation is silky and elegant, and you might feel a warm, tingling sensation. This is entirely normal and will quickly go away
- You’re going to use this cream every morning and evening after cleansing and toning and after using your TNS treatment products
- In the evening, follow with your retinol night-time moisturizer
- In the morning, follow with a moisturizer and be sure to use sunscreen and cover up when you are in the sun
Please know that prolonged exposure to the sun or UV rays makes the melanin-producing cells in your skin become active, leading to more hyperpigmentation. Clinical studies with this product show excellent results
The people who participated in the company’s survey started seeing the desired results after 12 weeks of twice-daily applications. And after carefully adjusting the formula, the company was able to guarantee the results within just four weeks of regular usage. After the first few uses, you will see visible changes in the tone and skin complexion almost instantly. After regular usage for up to two weeks, you will notice visible results in reducing discoloration and hyperpigmentation. After using the cream twice daily for up to 4 weeks, you will get to see drastic changes in terms of your skin tone, complexion, discoloration, as well as hyperpigmentation. And after regularly using the cream for up to 12 months, test subjects reported visible changes with respect to the evenness of the skin, skin tone and also reported an increase in the overall health of the skin
SkinMedica Lytera skin brightening complex has received an overall 4-star rating for giving the best results in the shortest period! With a massive wave of new, returning, and loyal customers, SkinMedica is the best professional treatment for your skin. One of our verified loyal customers claims that this is the best product ever; she says, “Best product ever! My dermatologist recommended it to help me with skin pigmentation problems. This is the 2nd month of using it, and I have seen a world of difference. I would highly recommend it to anyone!”
SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is not to be used by pregnant or nursing women or women who are planning to become pregnant. Store in a cool, dry place devoid of sunlight and out of direct reach from the children.