When I was pregnant, I formed hyperpigmentation or melasma around my eyes which are big darkish blotches caused by my hormones. At first, I didn’t care, because it was worth having my adorable boy. Now, they sort of annoy me when I look in the mirror. Whenever I step into Sephora and Nordstrom, the first thing I tell them about is my melasma and ask what they recommend for it. I’m always pointed to a serum or eye cream with vitamin C, because vitamin C aids the skin with its ability to heal itself which includes reducing brown spots. The products in these stores are so expensive, and it takes months of usage in order to see good results! Below are some alternatives:
- Anew Clinical Absolute Even Multi-Tone Skin Corrector – This serum has vitamin C. I found this serum does brighten my skin and helps even my skin tone, but it has a slight drying effect possibly due to the salicylic acid, so I follow it with Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream. The serum is oil-free, light-weight, has no noticeable scent and absorbs quickly. However, it slightly burns at first, but my skin got used to it. It has 4/5 star reviews at the Avon website. I like the results for the price.
- Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum – 1 fl oz of this bottle contains as much vitamin C as 30 oranges. It doesn’t irritate my skin. It’s hypoallergenic (yay!) and helps brighten my skin tone over time. It has a scent that some customers don’t agree with. This serum also has 4/5 star reviews at the Avon website. Good price as well.
Whichever serum I use, I have to keep using it in order to continue to see its results. Although they don’t completely remove my melasma, they do help lighten it and keep it from getting scary dark, and when I use a serum + full-coverage concealer over my melasma, the blotches stay light colored.
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