Whatever your skin type, specific factors might trigger or lead to oversensitivity: Your skin reacts strongly when you’d rather it didn’t…
The term "hyperpigmentation" is used for a number of disparate pigmentation problems. Hyperpigmentation of the skin can be caused by excessive quantities of melanin in the skin's uppermost layers. But it's also an abnormal distribution of melanin that causes what is commonly known as "pigmentation spots".
Hyperpigmentations are often a reason for consulting a dermatologist, especially when exposed areas of the body are concerned (the face). Before any treatment, it is crucial to determine the exact cause of a pigmentation spot.
Melasma and lentigo are two of the most common forms of hyperpigmentation.
- Melasma, a highly visible pigmentation disorder
Melasma, also called "the pregnancy mask", is a form of hypermelanosis that generally appears symmetrically along areas exposed to the sun (the face in particular, but also the arms and neck).
- Lentigines: a sign of aging skin, but mostly a sign of sun exposure
Everyone has seen those little dark spots that appear on the face, neck and hands of older people. These "age spots", also called lentigines or solar lentigines, are a direct result of sun exposure and one of the first signs of cutaneous (photo)aging. The first lentigines usually appear in a person's forties, and they are more common in people with light skin. They do not pose any danger to health but they should be monitored and protected from sun exposure to prevent them from being transformed into cancerous lesions.
Once considered to be inevitable consequences of aging, these hyperpigmentations can now be lightened using various dermatological techniques. The therapeutic demand is high because these spots go against common beauty ideals that place emphasis on an even skin tone.
Which products should be used daily?
The fragility of vasoreactive skin requires adapted skin care products. Use gentle, specific products from the Redness Relief range which can be applied with the fingers.
For skin care, it is advisable to use specific dermo-cosmetic creams.
- Creams made for redness-prone skin are available, with precisely selected actives with textures adapted to different types of skin.
- Your day cream should be adapted to the seasons: a rich texture should be used in cold temperatures and a light texture should be used in the summer. In the morning, soothe and protect skin from climatic aggressions and from the sun.
In case of stubborn redness, apply a concentrated skin care product in the morning or in the evening to improve microcirculation and to aid in decongestion. If you experience warming sensations, use a soothing, repairing mask. For more advanced stages of skin redness, you should see your doctor
How can the action of creams be optimized?
To benefit from its soothing and congestion-relieving action, it is advisable to spray a little Avène Thermal Spring Water onto the face before applying creams.
Can make-up be used to hide redness?
Complexion correcting products are available which, thanks to their texture that provides better coverage, conceal redness while providing a natural look. If necessary, you can apply a green colored product before applying corrective make-up, to neutralize redness.
The range of Couvrance Complexion Correctors, a pioneer in medical make-up, offers all the solutions you need:
● If redness is light to moderate: Apply the green Concealer stick to small areas on the skin then blend with your finger. Then even out using the SPF 15 Fluid Foundation Corrector. Its coverage will ensure a perfect skin tone that is matte and even.
● If redness is severe: Apply the green Concealer stick to small areas on the skin then blend with your finger. Even out using SPF 30 Compact Foundation Cream, which is preservative-free and fragrance-free with a long product life. The Compact Foundation Cream can be used following laser treatment.