Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Beyond The Pale

Pale and interesting at Louis Vuitton S/S12
Spring's most inspiring beauty stories came from the legend that is Marc Jacobs and his team. How nice it was to see beautiful models parade the catwalk who were proud to be pale. At both Louis Vuitton and the Marc Jacobs mainline collection, the emphasis for beauty was on perfect pale skin with a simple contrast of dark eyes and lots of lashes. Although, getting that perfect pale look isn't as easy as it may seem. Thinking you might stay out of the sun this summer with just a layer of dewy foundation, light rose blush and lashings of mascara to get Spring's favourite look may not be all you need if, you suffer with Hyperpigmentation. Even Laura Mercier's Secret Concealer can't hide the dark spots that creep in after time. Last week we caught up with dermatologist Dr Sangeeta Punjabi from the Miravue Skin Clinic to get her professional opinion on the causes of Hyperpigmetation and what we can do to treat it.  Patchy areas of pigmentation or un-even skintone are caused by over-active pigment producing cells in the skin. This can be caused by fluctuating hormone levels when added with over-exposure to sunlight. Wearing a daily sunscreen of factor 30 or above is very sensible to avoid worsening the condition, as is a regular dabbing of SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel to the affected zone. Professional clinical treatments are also available to remove excess pigment. At the Miravue Skin Clinic, dermatologists use skin peels to remove dark spots to reveal this season's fresh and spring-like complexions. 
Fresh, dewy and fair-skinned at Marc Jacobs S/S12

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