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May Your Skin Be Merry & Bright: 5 Tips For Brighter Skin

  1. Exfoliate your skin regularly:  When you regularly exfoliate your skin, you remove the dead skin cells that have built up over time and replace them with fresh, glowing skin.  This can include both manual and/or chemical exfoliation.  My go-to, at home, Exfoliator is GluMed Plus Anti-Aging Exfoliant Masque. 

  2.  Moisturize your skin twice a day:  Keeping skin moisturized prevents the buildup of dead skin cells, giving our skin a beautiful glow.  Your skin type will determine what kind of moisturizer you should use.  If you have oily skin and use a heavy moisturizer, it may clog your pores, causing your skin to break out.  I recommend seeing an Esthetician who can evaluate your skin and determine the right skincare products based on your skin type.

  3. Get to know Tyrosinase Inhibitor’s, and include them in your daily skincare routine:  These powerful ingredients help stop the production of excess melanin in our skin, correcting hyperpigmentation.  I recommend, GlyMed Plus Derma Pigment Bleaching Fluid, which contains 2% Hydroquinone (a tyrosinase inhibitor) for amazing results. If you are looking for a Hydroquinone FREE product, GlyMed Plus Derma Pigment Skin Brighter is an excellent alternative.

  4. Apply a Skin Brightener daily:  There are many very good skin brighteners you can use to fade hyperpigmentation and revitalize your skin’s appearance.  I use GlyMed Plus Derma Pigment Skin Brightener in the morning before my other serums, moisturizer, and sunscreen.  It is important that you apply serums before your moisturizer so the product can penetrate deep into your skin.

  5. Consider getting a Chemical Peel or series of Chemical Peels:  The goal of chemical peels are to remove the dead skin cells from the Stratum Corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis), and promote new cell growth, resulting in more youthful, radiant skin.  There are several different chemical peels that you can choose from.  For brightening the skin, I recommend a TCA chemical peel that also includes melanin inhibitors that will address hyperpigmentation. The best time of year to do these is during the cooler times of the year.

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