How fragrance can cause pigmentation and age spots.
You could be prematurely ageing your skin just by spritzing on your favourite fragrance – even if you’re conscientious when it comes to your Pro-age skincare routine.
Why your signature scent could be causing pigmentation and age spots, especially on your neck, and to discover how to avoid the risks perfume can pose to your skin.
HOW CAN PERFUME NEGATIVELY AFFECT YOUR SKIN?
“Sprayed directly onto skin, perfume is so aggressive that it undermines skin’s ability to protect itself against UV damage. That means that perfume-covered skin becomes more vulnerable to sun damage and ageing pigmentation.”
IS YOUR NECK PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE?
“Unfortunately, the angle of the delicate décolleté area is perfectly placed to receive the full onslaught of the sun’s damaging UV rays, and the skin on your neck is closer to the bone and thinner too. This means the rays penetrate quickly and the damage is potent. It’s why you often see women with speckled pigmentation patches on their necks and chest.”
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY SKIN?
“Best to use your facial sunscreen all the way down the neck and décolleté and use be a broad-spectrum sun protection, as we need SPF to protect us against UVB (burning) and UVA (ageing).
I’VE ALREADY GOT PIGMENTATION. WHAT CAN I DO?
“You can give your skin some vital ingredients that will really help it cope, even if it is already showing signs of ageing.
· Botanical Exfoliator weekly
· Vitamin C Serum in the AM
· Vitamin AB Night Serum in the PM
· See your local Beauty Specialist about IPL Skin Rejuvenation for fading pigmentation
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