Pigmentation

Question

Hi there, for the past 5 years since my son’s birth I have struggled with uneven skin tone and pigmentation marks (v format on my forehead and cheeks). is there an over the counter skincare regime (with added serums, etc in the same range) I could use to lighten the marks? I dont particularly like wearing too heavy foundations/concealers or other make-up to try and “hide”the marks. Thanks, Bronwyn

Submitted by Bronwyn Julie on 1 April 2013

Answer

I’m going to be very honest with you from the start, and let you know that pigmentation is a very tough and often tricky problem to treat, especially when it is hormonal. Very few “over the counter” products are going to offer you significant results. It is VITAL that you protect your skin with a good sunblock every single day (I highly recommend Heliocare). You also need to make sure that you do the following: 1) Apply a pigmentation inhibiting product every day to prevent your skin from continuously producing that pigment (EG Lumixyl), 2) Make sure you are using a night cream that is high in Retinol (EG Skin Ceutical’s Retinol 0.3 serum; OR Lamelle’s Evening Glow Cream; Or Skin Medica’s Tri-Retinol Complex); 3) Ensure that your cleanser encourages cell turn over (EG Nimue’s Environmental Cleanser; OR Neostrata Glycolic Wash); 4) Everyday apply your sun protection! ALL these products are available from any Skin Renewal Branch. If you are not close enough to go to one of our branches please phone your nearest branch and we will help you get the products.

Want to ask a question? Sign in here sign up now

More Questions

Question from beautybuzz

Question

Hi Dr Maureen, I am in my late 30’s and am wanting to find out regarding the under eye. I use makeup 6 days a week and found that under the eye its starting to sink in. I heard that collagen plays an important role, can you recommend anything to plump It out, its not extreme I just want to take preventative measures before its too late.

View the answer

| Submitted by Beautybuzz on 29 October 2018

From Masoodah Ebrahim

Question

I’ve been suffering from acne my entire teen and tween years, at some point in my teens it got to a state whereby it was classified as severe acne and put on a very strong dosage of Roacuttane… thankfully it’s cleared with normal breakouts when it’s that time of the month. My main issue is I can never find a product that agrees with my skin or that actually clears up the oiliness and dry patches. Is there a skin care regiment that I can follow or a product that can help? PS: I’m exceptionally hairy as well and low threshold for pain.

View the answer

| Submitted by Masoodah Ebrahim on 25 September 2018

From Jennifer89 Bhabha

Question

Hey, is it possible to remove white spots on the face caused by chemical peels?

View the answer

| Submitted by Jennifer89 Bhabha on 23 August 2018

From Patrick Howles

Question

I have oily skin and get breakouts, but my main concern is my pores. They are fairly noticeable and I’m really not happy with them. Will regular facials help and what kind should I do?

View the answer

| Submitted by Genevieve Huntress Beukes on 9 July 2018

Question from Lizelle Lloyd

Question

Hi Dr Maureen,

I am a 31 yr old mother with very limited time for skincare routine. I have recently been diagnosed with scalp atopic dermattis and have been put on a course of antibiotics for a full month. Ive only had severe cases after all three of my pregnancies with my last one been 8 months ago. How can I prevent this from returning and what products would you recommend for my scalp-keep in mind I have very curly ethic hair making it very difficult to use some products as I need extra moisture and conditioner for my hair. I have also recently noticed a mild case of eczema on my breast-making breastfeeding quite challenging.

Please help :)

View the answer

| Submitted by Lizelle Lloyd on 9 July 2018

BeautySouthAfrica - your pre-shop stop for all things beauty

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty. Join like-minded beauty fanatics in our loyalty program and earn points, trial beauty products and share your experiences.

Become a beauty addict!

Get great deals and climb the ladder to a Gold Star!

×

Sign In

×