Dr. Kathy Fields: When it comes to dull skin, it’s generally not what you see that’s the problem—it’s what you don’t see. From sun damage and hormones to the aging process, there are changes that occur beneath the surface that rob skin of its vibrancy. So while you may observe freckles, sun spots or age spots on the outside, excessive pigmentation below the surface actually absorbs light and reflects dullness.
Even if you’ve zeroed in on a couple of trouble areas, your best bet is to treat the whole face daily with products that exfoliate, brighten and protect your skin. Exfoliating is key as it removes dead skin cells, clears the way for products that follow, and helps refine the skin’s surface for more even light reflection and luminosity.
REVERSE Brightening Regimen improves the appearance of uneven skin tone with Vitamin C and Retinol, while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. A crucial step of this skincare solution is REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen to decrease early skin aging and defend skin against further UV damage from the sun. Ingredients like licorice and mulberry also help brighten skin.
On your journey to a smoother, more radiant and younger-looking complexion, you will want to avoid the sun, seek shade and wear SPF every day. Even incidental UV exposure without sunscreen can undo all of your good work. So be vigilant when it comes to protecting your skin, and be patient. Acquiring age spots and dull skin took a lifetime, so it may take two to three months to restore your skin’s clarity and brightness.
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