In our previous blog How to Boost Your Skincare Game (Part I) we discussed solutions for “I miss my Botox” and “I depend on filler to add volume to my face”. Whether your aesthetic clinic is currently closed or you’ve got your hands too full juggling work and kids from home to carve out time for an appointment, there are ways to treat skin concerns from the comfort and safety of your own home. Below we further break down other issues you may have at home and how to maintain your skin’s youthful, healthy appearance with pharmaceutical grade skincare based on your needs.
As far as treating hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone (dark spots, age spots, melasma), lasers are certainly the king of the skincare jungle – that is, if you’re going into an aesthetic practice or medical clinic. Many people default to laser treatments and are unaware of the comprehensive and incredibly effective at-home skincare solutions that tackle hyperpigmentation and uneven skin. The key to successful lightening and brightening at home is finding the perfect balance of active ingredients. You’ll need tyrosinase inhibitors to control the production of pigment, a chemical exfoliant to slough off dead, damaged cells, retinol to increase cell cycle to reveal new, healthy skin cells, and most importantly, a high-quality, broad-spectrum SPF – AND you’ll need all of these ingredients to play nicely together. Fortunately, Vivier® has taken the guess work out of the equation and offers two skincare programs designed with products that work harmoniously together to successfully tackle hyperpigmentation.
If your dark spots are mild to moderate, lighter in color, or resemble freckles, try Vivier Hyperpigmentation Program Non-HQ. Non-HQ means we are brightening the skin without the use of Hydroquinone (HQ). If your pigmentation is moderate to severe, darker in color and in larger patches, Vivier Hyperpigmentation Program 2% HQ is your best bet. Hydroquinone is recognized by the medical aesthetic community as the most potent and effective ingredient when it comes to lightening dark spots and treating uneven skin tone.
Skin can be more susceptible to UV damage when using brightening and lightening products, so it’s essential to be extra diligent with sun protection while on a Vivier Hyperpigmentation Program. Make sure to always use adequate sun protection and avoid UV rays at their peak in the middle of the day to protect your glow.
There are many factors that can contribute to or aggravate acne: Diet, stress, hormonal changes, genetics, and more. Luckily, there are a few gold standard ingredients available over the counter that helps to treat existing acne and prevent future breakouts. The Vivier Acne Treatment System features three active ingredients proven to work together synergistically in treating acne. Medicated Wash is formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid, a chemical exfoliant designed to keep pores clean and prevent dead skin cells from trapping oil, dirt, and impurities under the skin, and Hexamidine, an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory agent to calm irritated skin. The second product in this program is the Vivier Acne Treatment Lotion. Vivier Acne Treatment Lotion boasts 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, a powerhouse ingredient designed to fight and prevent acne.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
By Claire AshleyA Vivier Skin Care Expert.