It takes more than one thing to combat hyperpigmentation. The formation of a visible dark spot is caused by an overproduction of melanin (the dark pigment produced by the skin). This could be due to years of sun exposure, inadequate use of sunscreen, acne breakouts, hormonal changes, skin injury or an inflammatory skin disorder, and/or medical conditions.
Treating this complex issue requires a combination of methods: applying (and reapplying) sunscreen, staying out of the sun (and/or wearing a hat), a skincare routine that includes brightening products, resisting the urge to scratch (which leads to an inflammatory response in skin), as well as regular brightening face treatments.
A brightening facial should be able to regulate the cell renewal rate, help eliminate dark spots, brighten the complexion and keep skin protected and moisturised. That is what the Shakura Bright EX Treatment delivers.
Inspired by Japanese beauty rituals, the facial brightens your complexion while refining its texture and keeping it well hydrated. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, the non-invasive treatment breaks down dark spots in the epidermis with ascorbyl glucoside, a form of vitamin C. It also disrupts the dark-spot pathway to the surface using niacinamide (vitamin B3), prevents darkspot formation and eff ectively blocks the pigmentation process with tranexamic acid.
A variety of natural floral essences such as extracts of hibiscus sabdariffa, lavender and prunus yedoensis are also used to boost hydration and radiance. The facial is customisable to your skin type and condition. The result: a radiant, hyperpigmentation-free complexion with greater clarity and overall luminosity.
$588 for 90min. Visit www.shakura.com.sg/ store-finder or call 6312-1212 for outlet locations.