Spots be Gone!

Posted on October 11, 2011 by Dr. Blume in Chemical Peels

The general population has only recently begun to emerge from the days of the “healthy tan.” While I was growing up in Detroit, Michigan, we had maybe three months of sun. Let me tell you that I made the most of it, even going against my wise mother’s warnings of wrinkles and freckles. I admit to using baby oil and aluminum foil to achieve that “perfect tan”. Unfortunately, even after I had an epiphany and realized that sun avoidance is the best path to healthy, beautiful and cancer-free skin, my realization comes after decades of overexposure. Sun-induced hyper pigmentation most often presents as sporadic freckling that appears on the highly exposed areas of the face, chest, arms and legs. So now, I have more “spots” or hyperpigmentation than a Dalmatian.

My quest to rid my face and body of these unsightly freckles has begun. The important exfoliation and cell turnover was my first step. For my face, I started with the Vi Peel for extreme exfoliation and IPL (photo facials) to aid in decreasing excess surface pigmentation. I have starting using PCA’s Pigment Serum and Avene’s Retrinal +0.1 to help even out my skin tone. For my chest, arms and lower legs, I have regular PCA Body Smoothing Peels and IPL (photo facials) and use PCA Body Therapy with 20% Lactic Acid.

Let me stress, the most important products I use EVERYDAY are PCA Perfecting Protecting SPF 30 for the face and Glytone Suncare Protect SPF 40 Waterproof lotion for the body. The question I keep asking myself is “Why didn’t I listen to my mother?”


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