Facing Up to the Sun: Pigmentation Issues

by Tuesday, April 14, 2015

pigmentationskinNow that the sun is shining again and we’re able to get outside it’s more important than ever to make sure we wear a daily sunscreen. This is particularly important for those of us who suffer from pigmentation issues. Pigmentation disorders, although manageable are often exacerbated by UVA and UVB rays. Whilst no sunscreen offers 100% protection, selecting the right protection is key to managing pigmentation.

You can get more detailed information on types, causes and solutions for pigmentation on our clinic and articles pages. Here we look at two products that help to both prevent and manage the problem:

Best for prevention: The complete Heliocare range is a very popular brand at Face the Future. Heliocare sunscreens offer broad-spectrum protection against both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. Whilst the standard Heliocare SPF 50 Gel is a staple for most of our clients, the brand has also just brought out Heliocare 360˚ Oil-Free Dry Touch Gel, which is ideal for sensitive skin types. Prices start at just £17.50!

Best for Correction: Dermamelan and Cosmelan by Mesoestetic are the most effective home use treatments available for tackling existing pigmentation issues. These treatment creams can be used as stand alone products, or as maintenance creams following an in-clinic treatment. Both products contain a high level of actives, so if you’re unsure about whether to use them please speak to one of our skincare advisers.

There are various types of pigmentation and many different in clinic and home use products that can help to improve the appearance of pigmentation disordered skin. If you’d like us to advise you on the type of pigmentation you have and suggest the best products for your condition you can fill in an online consultation form, which allows you to upload photos for our experts. You can also browse our pigmentation section to view the products we stock.

Written for you by: Vicky, Face the Future