Since I’ve gained weight, my skin has experienced some serious discoloration issues. It’s gotten dark in some areas and I have been trying to find ways to get my skin back to its original complexion. I’ve been hoping that with my continuous weight loss that my skin will eventually return to its original color, but in the meantime I’ve still been doing what I can to change it til I reach my ideal weight goal.
I ran across a really great article over at Clutch Magazine that had some really great tips on how to protect your skin from getting to the point of discoloration. I wish I had found out about this before I experienced it, but in hopes of helping others not get to my point, I had to share these tips.
Regardless of your age or complexion, here are some tips to keep in mind to protect your skin from unwanted discoloration:
People of color have slower cellular turnover so buildup (AKA ashiness) occurs. Combat discoloration by exfoliating. Whether you use an at-home remedy or turn to your go-to product from your favorite skincare line, exfoliating your skin at least once a week is key. Not only does this remove old skin cells, but it gives you a radiant glow once completed. A quick way to tell it’s time to exfoliate is to take a piece of clear tape and apply it to your forehead. If there are little flakes on the tape, it’s time to freshen up!
2. Got milk?
Many times, we focus on treating the exposed portions of the skin such as the face and hands, but our whole body needs proper TLC. One way to ensure you’re covering all the bases is with a long, soothing milk bath. Your skin will be supple and smooth afterward. Ward off sun damage and discoloration by using a sun milk product with SPF.
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