Hyperpigmented Skin

DEFINITION:

Hyperpigmentation can be explained in three different categories; Solar-induced hyperpigmentation, hormonal imbalance such as melasma (common after pregnancy) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (usually caused by acne).

UNDERSTANDING HYPERPIGMENTATION SKIN:  

Hyperpigmentation, or skin discolouration, can be challenging to treat as there are multiple triggers which have an impact on this condition. Melanin – the pigment responsible for giving skin it’s colour – is the cause for the brown, blotchy or uneven appearance which is there to protect our skin from damaging UV-radiation. Melanin is produced by melanocytes and located in the basal layer of the epidermis. These cells look like “octopus-like” tentacles called dendrites which push melanin granules to the skin cells (keratinocytes) when exposed to UV light. Melanocytes main function is to scatter UV lights, neutralise free radicals, protecting the skin cell membrane from oxidation and therefore also protecting DNA from UV damage. Within the skin cell tyrosinaseis a key enzyme which influences melanin synthesis, the reduction of tyrosinaseis the most prominent approach for the development of melanogenesis inhibitors.

TARGETED SOLUTIONS: 

Kalahari has developed a highly effective dual treatment approach with a combination of innovative ingredients. Bearberry extract inhibits production of melanin and Carob leaf extract reduces tyrosinase activity. The Skin Brightening Gel also contains Salicylic acid which exfoliates the pore lining and Devils Claw extract which dramatically reduces inflammation. We recommend Kalahari Professional Phytic Clay Mask in combination with the prescribed home-care treatment protocol for visible results.

PHASE 1 | HYPERPIGMENTATION

PREPARE

Morning & Evening:
Facial Wash (gel)
Toning Lotion
Enzyme Face Buff 3 x per weekPhyto-calm Facial Mist may also be used during the day to relieve inflammation and dryness.

ADDITONAL SUPPORT

EYE TREATMENT:
Morning: Nourishing Eye Balm
Evening: Anti-puffiness Eye Serum
Option: Phyto Eye Contour Mask

TREATMENT MASKS:
Evening: Nourishing Face and Neck Mask 3 x a week.

CORRECTORS & SUPPORT SERUMS

Morning: Skin Brightening Gel
Evening: Skin Brightening Gel

Area Specific application for the first 2 weeks and then reduce use of this product to evening application only. Use the Phyto Flora Serum in the Mornings. For Inflamed or dry skin conditions, use the Phyto Comfort Lotion in the morning.

Use these Treatment products under your Moisturiser.

MOISTURISERS & PROTECTION

Morning & Evening:
Hydralite Moisturiser

Always use SPF40 / Phyto barrier Cream and DD Cream during Daytime.

PHASE 2 | HYPERPIGMENTATION (2nde treatment phase is based on your skin’s progress)

PREPARE

Morning & Evening:
Facial Wash (gel)
Toning Lotion
Enzyme Face Buff 3 x per weekPhyto-calm Facial Mist may also be used during the day to relieve inflammation and dryness.

ADDITONAL SUPPORT

EYE TREATMENT:
Morning: Nourishing Eye Balm
Evening: Anti-puffiness Eye Serum
Option: Phyto Eye Contour Mask

TREATMENT MASKS:
Evening: Vita-gel Mask 3 x a week.

CORRECTORS & SUPPORT SERUMS

Morning: Phyto Comfort Lotion or Phyto Flora Serum
Evening: Skin Brightening Gel
To be alternated with Ferulic CEB+ Serum.

Use these Treatment products under your Moisturiser.

MOISTURISERS & PROTECTION

Morning: Phyto Rich Moisturiser
Evening: Ultra Rich Skin Complex

Alpha Lipoic can gradually be incorporated as evening treatment moisturiser.

Always use SPF40 / Phyto barrier Cream and DD Cream during Daytime.

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