Lightening Hyperpigmentation Caused by Shaving

October 13, 2018

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There are many reasons that one would get hyper pigmentation on the skin.  Sometimes discoloration of the skin is caused by inflammation of the skin which can happen when you shave and area often.  This kind of inflammation and discoloration can take place on both the face and the body.

Removing Hyperpigmentation from Shaving the Face

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Some men and women too shave their face daily which can result in razor bumps, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration of the area that is shaved daily. There is a way to get rid of them and have even toned skin again.  

Exfoliating is a very important part of this.  For the face, apply a dime sized amount of gentle brightening exfoliating cleanser to a wet exfoliating glove, and use it to gently wash and exfoliate the face.

After cleansing and exfoliating the face, apply a gentle brightening toner to the area to remove any residual debris and to further cleanse and prepare the face for a high quality skin whitening cream.

Apply a dime sized amount of a skin whitening gel creme daily to the area.  Make sure to apply it to the entire face and rub it in until all traces of the cream have been absorbed by the skin.

Do this regimen twice daily, once with the exfoliating glove and once without the exfoliating glove to avoid over exfoliating the skin.  In the mornings after doing this regimen apply a brightening sunscreen to the face, at night the sunscreen is not necessary.

Removing Hyperpigmentation from Shaving the Body 

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There are certain areas of the body that we shave daily.  Those areas are also prone to hyperpigmentation and to having a blotchy appearance.  Some people shave their legs, chest, back, bikini line and intimate areas on a daily basis and all of these are prone to discoloration and inflammation that can be difficult to remove but, will a consistent regimen those areas can be lightened and even toned also.

Just as with the facial regimen, cleansing and exfoliating is an important part of removing hyperpigmentation from these areas.  First, start with applying a good soap with kojic acid to a wet exfoliating cloth to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and prepare these areas for further lightening.

After, cleansing and exfoliating, it is time to apply a concentrated skin whitening moisturizing lotion to these areas.  It is important to make sure to apply evenly to all areas of the body (especially those with discoloration).  

After applying this skin lightening lotion to all areas, make sure to either keep these areas covered with clothing, or apply a brightening sunscreen to any areas that will be exposed.  

An important part of lightening areas that have been shaved and are prone to hyperpigmentation is to make sure not to expose these areas to direct sunlight for long periods of time (10-15 minutes) without sunscreen.  Even with sunscreen you can expect some tanning of these areas while standing in the direct rays of the sun.

 For more information on how to have an even skin tone and how to remove dark patches of skin, live chat with us 24/7 on the Tonique Skin Care website.



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