Our expert says:
Hi Bee Sting, thank you for the question and I am well thank you.
Your most important topical for pigmentation improvement is a good SPF 50 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide applied several times daily.
There are a number of depigmenting creams available on the market today; almost all of them should not be used in place of a moisturizer especially if ones skin is dry. Specific ingredients to look out for: alphahydroxy acids (glycolic acid), polyhydroxy acids, kojic acid, mandelic acid, bearberry extract, mulberry root extract, licorice extract, vitamin c and vitamin a or its derivatives (retinol palmitate and acetate). These ingredients (in various combinations) can be found in various topical product ranges such as Environ, Nimue, NeoStrata, IS Clinical, etc.
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