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Insider Secrets/Advice from the Experts: Pigment

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Insider Secrets/Advice from the Experts: Pigment

NewBeauty (Summer/Fall 2014)

Le Mieux Brightening Serum

Discoloration is a by-product of excessive melanin production that occurs at a deeper level. Skin is naturally inclined to produce pigment (we all do at varying degrees), and the best way to slow down the production of it is by staying out of the sun and using products that inhibit the cycle. You may not be able to change how much pigment your skin makes, but you can suppress it with a combination of retinoids. Dr Lupo says vitamin A, like Renova, repairs the effects of sun damage and although hydroquinone doesn't repair textural changes, it works to lighten discoloration.