I finally made an appointment and visited my dermatologist to see what I could do about it. He told me that the spots would fade but it would take some time, possibly years. Chile, I don’t have that much patience, there has to be something else I could do to speed this process along. I began scouring the internet to do some research. I stumbled upon a series of posts that all recommended Murad’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum and without hesitation I purchased it. It has since become one of my favorite products and a great gateway into trying other products from the brand.
Some of the best beauty advice I received from my mother was to watch what I eat. She always says that junk in will show on your skin. I do my best to follow a healthy lifestyle. I cut back on junk food, soda and most importantly stress. Exercise in some form a few days of the week has just become a part of the routine. My goal is to have a balanced life, every aspect of how we live affects the total picture. When you live better, you feel better, and when you feel better you look better; all of these are connected, if one is off they all get out of balance. With a balanced lifestyle comes following a regimented skin care routine
For the past few weeks, I have been following the Rapid Lightening Regimen, and my skin is back on track to being clear.
Step 1: Cleanse & Tone
The Essential-C Cleanser is a nice citrus based gel cleanser, rich in antioxidants and works to cleanse and tone in one step. Packed with Vitamins A, C and E the Murad Essential-C Cleanser defends skin from free radical damage. Using this cleanser has helped balance my skin, I no longer struggle with having parts that are Sahara dry and other parts that are an oil slick. After washing, I am left with clean and nourished but not dry or stripped.
Step 2: Treat & Repair
I do believe in using the system as a whole for the quickest results, but step 2 is where the magic happens for me. Both serums in the treat and repair step work amazing for me. They are my everything when it comes to treating my dark spots. The Advanced Active Radiance Serum is perfect for daytime and helps improve skin’s clarity and radiance. This silky, lightweight serum has 2% hydroquinone to help fade existing dark spots and improving skin’s overall tone. If you struggle with sun spots, age spots or just need to even out skin tone I can’t recommend these two enough.
My dermatologist suggested that I start getting chemical peels. I have done some in the past and although I love the results the healing time is horrible. The last time I got one done the peeling was so bad, and I looked like a monster for about a week. The Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel is a nice alternative to me since it’s far more gentle and there is no downtime. I had some visible peeling and dryness on my nose but nothing like the extreme face peeling I had with the chemical peel. I started using this peel once a week, but now that I know my skin can tolerate it, I’ll be increasing use to twice a week until my marks fade more.
Step 3 Hydrate & Protect
Once upon a time, I was one of those people who wasn’t diligent about wearing sunscreen daily. That could even be one of the reasons my dark spots got so bad. When using treatments for dark spots sunscreen is a must. Truthfully no matter what everyone should be using sunscreen every single day. My face is somewhat sensitive and can be temperamental to sunscreen so there has been a lot of trial and error with finding one that won’t break me out or leave a white cast on my face. The Murad Essential-C Day Moisturizer is a lightweight antioxidant-rich moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30|PA+++. This moisturizer keeps my skin balanced and protect with no breakouts.
I want to bring back the evenness, firmness, and radiance my skin once had, and I know if I keep up with this routine I’ll get there. The Essential-C Toner and Essential-C Night Moisture are two more products Murad offers that compliment this line and I plan to pick them up.
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