Colour correction is the technique of using complementary colours (directly opposite to each other in the colour spectrum) to cancel out the appearance due to skin discoloration. A variety of skincare issues such as redness, dark circles, dullness, bruises, and other dark spots can be handled by a suitable skin corrector solution.
Dark Spot Treatment
Treatment of dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation is not as easy as a lot of people might think. The underlying cause of the dark spot needs to be identified, as it could be due to damage from the sun, acne, or hormonal changes. Prevention is always better than cure, which is why sunscreen must be applied before stepping out. One of the ways to address a stubborn dark spot is to use a natural skin corrector.
A combination of skincare products such as sunscreen, a gentle exfoliating cleanser with mild alpha hydroxy acids, a retinoid (vitamin-based product for skin cell turnover), and the corrector to act on pigmentation at the source would be helpful.
Some of the most common natural remedies for getting rid of dark spots are as follows:
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Almond Oil
- Turmeric Powder
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Can be Frustrating
Not everyone is affected by dark spots, but those who are may feel frustrated at times since the spots do not go away on their own. Most of the spots occur due to two main reasons- hyperpigmentation and scarring.
The skin requires a lot of nutrients to stay healthy, among which vitamins are very important.
Black People do not Need Sunscreen
It is a myth to think that black people do not require the use of sunscreen due to their complexions. Instead, they must use tinted sunscreens as these are very effective in protection from different forms of light. Sunscreens do not just protect individuals from melanomas, but also prevent sun poisoning and sun burns.
BB and CC Creams
Those who have bought makeup products will have heard about BB and CC creams. BB stands for ‘Beauty Balm’ and is meant to cover up minor skin blemishes. The light finish available here also creates the ‘no makeup’ look. Skin protectants like antioxidants and mineral SPF such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide are present in them. Their main function is to hydrate the skin.
Compared to the above, CC stands for ‘Complexion Corrector’ and is meant correct discoloration in the following forms:
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Acne Scarring
Skin protectants and mineral SPF are present here as well. However, this cream is meant to give anti-ageing properties to skins. Compared to BB creams, these have a lighter consistency. They usually are fluffy, appear whipped, and are available in matte finish. While BB cream is best for dry skin, CC is ideal for oily skin.
Customers can now choose a DD Cream by Aegte that combines the properties of BB and CC creams. It can be used by both men and women and suits all skin tones.