How to Even Out Skin Tone and Reduce Hyperpigmentation

How to Even Out Skin Tone and Reduce HyperpigmentationAlthough it’s best known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties making it effective in the treatment of acne, did you know that azelaic acid skin is also incredible for evening out skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation and rosacea? According to a recent article by Healthline, “Azelaic acid stops discolored skin cells from populating, evening out hyperpigmentation.” The article goes on to say, “The same property that makes azelaic acid effective for the treatment of inflammatory hyperpigmentation also enables it to lighten skin that’s discolored by melanin. Using azelaic acid for skin lightening in patchy or blotchy areas of your skin due to melanin has been found effective…azelaic acid gel can continually improve the appearance of swelling and visible blood vessels caused by rosacea.”

Great news for me!

Too many years as a sun worshipper in my teens and early 20s have left me with dark spots (I simply can’t call the “age spots”). So, when I was given the opportunity to try a 10% Azelaic Acid Moisturizer from InstaNatural (one of my favorite beauty companies) I was excited, but a bit nervous. My overly sensitive skin can be problematic, especially with new products. Of course, I shouldn’t have worried. Like all InstaNatural products, this 10% Azelaic Acid formulation is incredible gentle – even for my finicky skin.

For me, I consider this a daytime moisturizer (it’s not heavy enough for overnight). To use, I simply massaged a bit onto cleansed skin, and let it absorb completely. (And of course, I followed with SPF, so I can avoid any new dark patches.)

The 10% Azelaic Acid Moisturizer works well in combination with another of my beauty go-to’s – Vitamin C (Learn more about the benefits of topical Vitamin C here.). It also contains nourishing botanicals such as sunflower, rosemary, radish root and meadowfoam to reduce uneven texture and brighten the complexion. Best of all, it prevents the look of discoloration (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) while hydrating my parched winter skin.

This moisturizer, and many other InstaNatural products, can be found at Target, Kroger, and more of your favorite stores, as well as directly on  InstaNatural (Click here for a complete list of stores). The products are also available via Amazon. Please note, to ensure that you are purchasing authentic InstaNatural products on Amazon, please shop through the direct InstaNatural page, where they are listed as the seller.  InstaNatural’s 10% Azelaic Acid Moisturizer retails for $22. To see the entire line of all-natural beauty, hair, and skincare products, visit InstaNatural.

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