A reader asked me about good quality Korean skin care treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots. Here’s my post sharing some very good and very popular Korean products treating this skin concern.
I can’t find the name of the person who asked me about hyperpigmentation, but if you read this, please write to me so I can give you credit. Well, summer is here and with the sun you easily get increased pigmentation and dark spots (hyperpigmentation). Protect yourself from the sun, which is the number one biggest cause to premature aging, age spots, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. You can also get hyperpigmentation by hormonal imbalance or during pregnancy. Here are my best tips on great and very popular Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation, age spots and dark spots.
Korean skin care products treating hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots and blemishes are often referred to as “brightening” or “whitening”. It doesn’t mean that you will look like a white ghost or ruin your skin. Whitening in Korea I feel, means new luster and a more even skin tone. So this is not about bleaching your skin with strong corrosive bleaching agents, as many think. These skin care products are gentle and work like any other product. Most of these products also work well treating wrinkles, lines, acne and acne scars. Here are my best tips on good quality Korean skin care treating hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Korean skin care treating hyperpigmentation & dark spots
Vitamin C serum
Korean vitamin C serums are exfoliating and therefore contributes to a more even skin tone and reduced hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C serums also heals acne scars and treats wrinkles & lines. Natural acids from vitamin C exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells at the surface. This allows new fresh skin to form faster, with new glow and a more even complexion. Here are my best tips on good quality vitamin C serums from Korea:
♥ OST Vitamin C20 (concentrated not for sensitive skin)
♥ Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum
♥ Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum (suitable for sensitive skin)
Sun protection & sunscreen SPF
Many of our dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation start to show after the age of 30. Much due to a lot of sunbathing at a younger age. By taking care of your skin and protecting it from the harmful sun rays, you can reduce the appearance of age spots and dark spots. Sun protection is also preventing more hyperpigmentation from forming once you’re over 30. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on the top of your hands too. There are really good sunscreens SPF from Korea that are very light and disappears into the skin. No white cast or stickiness at all. You can hardly feel anything on the skin. Some dry completely matte which means a perfect base for makeup and foundation. Here are my tips on good quality Korean sunscreens for the face:
♥ Missha All-around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF50 PA+++
♥ Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Long Lasting SPF50+
♥ Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock
♥ Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF 50+ PA
Other skin care products treating hyperpigmentation and dark spots
There’s a whole range of “brightening” and “whitening” skin care products from Korea that help to reduce age spots, dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Products you can use in your daily skin care routine. Niacinamide and Arbutin are two common ingredients treating hyperpigmentation. Here are my best tips on very popular and good quality products from Korea targeting hyperpigmentation:
♥ It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector (serum)
♥ Secret Key Snow White Cream
♥ Tony Moly Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream (my review here)
♥ The Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening line
♥ Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask
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Don’t overuse vitamin C serums. Korean skin care products are often very concentrated and effective. Use in moderation.