Hyperpigmentation Treatments for Black Skin and Darker Skin Types Naturally


Hey guys! We are back again with another
video for hyperpigmentation. Now this one is hyperpigmentation treatments for dark
skin and treating things naturally. And we go over some of the common
ingredients that we discussed in our last video of treating hyperpigmentation
naturally, but we’ve included some other ingredients that where the clinical
studies were actually done on Fitzpatrick skin types four through six.
So, if you have Melasma, you have Post- Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, you have
just some age spots that you want to treat more naturally, stay tuned. So if
this is the first video that you are watching in our whole series of
hyperpigmentation, I do want to mention that go ahead and check out that
playlist, but this specifically is dealing with Fitzpatrick skin types
four through six because those skin types tend to create Melanin a whole
lot easier, and so when you can create Melanin a whole lot easier,
the flipside to that is you could actually make HYPER-pigmentation — so more
Melanin thnt you want — especially on the face. So we’re going to be talking about
that today, and what is a challenge in my experience with treating Fitzpatrick
four through six is, is that creating a protocol that is specific not only to
that skin type and that individual, but trying to treat the hyperpigmentation
without increasing, or at least MINIMIZING inflammation, because
inflammation can bring about more hyperpigmentation. So these are the
challenges that I have encountered with treating Fitzpatrick four through six.
For those of you who are, this is the first time you’re watching this video, my
name is Christy and I’ve been treating clients with hyperpigmentation, Acne, and
other skin conditions for over eleven years, and so these are based upon my
experiences. So here are the three challenges. So the first one is dark-,
especially people who have darker skin types, they tend to shy away or not be
too excited about using sunscreen. One is because most
sunscreens make them look ashy, so that’s one, two is a lot of them don’t want to
use that because they say, “Oh, I never burn, so I don’t need to use sunscreen.” So
yes, that may be true that you have this skin type where you rarely burn, but if
you’re already making too much pigments, leading to hyperpigmentation, and the Sun
increases or stimulates those Melan-, Melanocytes to make more Melanin, then
you DO need to use sunscreen. So I’ll be talking about more tips — PRO TIPS — later
on in the video on how to help with that. Challenge number two is that by the time
a client comes and sees me to treat the hyperpigmentation, a lot of times they’ve
tried all these home remedies and tried over-the-counter products, and nothing
seems to be working, and in some cases they’ve noticed that the
hyperpigmentation has gotten darker and / or larger, so by the time they come to me,
THEY WANT THINGS DONE very quickly and very fast. And I try to explain to my
clients that hyperpigmentation, as you all know, is NOT developed overnight. You
did not get pregnancy mask, you did not get these large patches of Melasma
overnight. It’s usually done over the course of months and even years. So when
they-, by the time they come see me, they want results very quickly. But the thing
I try to explain to them is that if it came slowly we want to deal with it
slowly because if we go the more aggressive route, especially with people
who tend to have very sensitive skin or lots of pigmentation, then we can
INCREASE inflammation and therefore it comes back QUICKER and more aggressively.
So they don’t want to hear that and so they go somewhere else. And then they
find out, I’ve had some people come back to me because it actually got WORSE. So,
that’s another-, another challenge with darker skin types.
The other one is, three, is again, is, is that if you go too aggressively
with this skin type, what can happen is you produce way more hyperpigmentation
FASTER because of the inflammation, or HYPO-pigmentation, where the Melanocyte
has died off and now you have no pigments, and that condition is actually
irreversible. So here are some natural ingredients. So the first one is Soy, Arbutin, Niacinamide, and N-Acetyl Glucosamine. The other ones are Licorice
Extac-, Extract… Oh, I already forgot…I need lunch… The next ones are Licorice Extract, Lignin
Peroxidase, and Emblica Extract, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, and Glutathione. Okay, so I’m
not going to focus on the ingredients that we talked about in our other video, so if
you haven’t watched that, you can go ahead and catch that later, but the one
I’m going to focus on is N-Acetyl Glucosamine — we’re going to call that “NAG”,
N-A-G — and that is actually a derivative of Glucosamine. It-, the NAG
is, is more stable than Glucosamine — which is why you’ll see that used more
in skincare products. It is known as a Tyrosinase inhibitor. So you see NAG in
skincare products because it’s good, it has a good ability for skin penetration.
So, in an eight-week clinical study, NAG showed to have two percent increase in
improvement in hyperpigmentation. However, in a second clinical study, it showed
that when combined with two percent NAG and four percent Niacinamide, it was not
only well-tolerated by most skin types, it actually showed a better increase, or
a better result in the appearance of hyperpigmentation. And I’m starting to
find with the study of the Niacinamide, it seems to BOOST the efficacy of other
lighteners-and-brighteners not only with — in my other video when I talked
about the six anti-aging tips of Niacinamide — Niacinamide also increases
the efficacy of Vitamin A, C, and E. So it seems to, like, be the BFF of all these
other ingredients, and it’s well- tolerated by most skin types. Brain fart! I literally had a sandwich… Wait,
did you see my face on it? I was literally like, “Huh?!” Sorry, I literally had
pastrami sandwich that came into my head… I haven’t eaten pastrami sandwiches in
ages… So weird! So the next one is Emblica Extract. It is
an anti-oxidant, it is also known as a Tyrosinase inhibitor as well as a
Collagenase inhibitor — I don’t know if it’s Coll-A-genous or C-O-llagenase — it is an
enzyme that it, it holds the Peptide binds in Collagen. The next one is
Glutathione. It is a low molecular weight Tripeptide that has a major role in
intracellular redox balance. It also has anti-oxidant properties, but in addition
to that it has an indirect action of suppressing Tyrosinase and changing
the Eumelanin — which is the black and brown pigments — to Pheomelanin — which is
the yellowsh- yellowish-red pigment. So this ingredient can be taken orally, and
it can be applied topically, and parentally — which basically means that
you can apply it any other part of the body such as, you know,
intravenously, that doesn’t include the mouth or… on the other side… you know…
anally. So, what-, I get a lot of questions when people talk about it being
injected in there, there needs to be MORE clinical studies, and there’s actually
been some serious side effects for people who’ve been doing this. Now
according to one article, even though Glutathione injections are very popular
for skin-lightening effects, there is NO clinical evidence for its efficacy when
administered that way. It’s been such a concern
that the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines issued a public warning
“condemning” its use for off-label indications, such as skin-lightening.
Currently, if this ingredient is taken oracally… Oracally… OK, let’s… oracally? Currently, if
this ingredient is taken orally or applied topically, there has been some results
that show some skin lightening benefits. However, more testing needs to be done to
prove its long-term efficacy effects. So some of you have let me know in the
comments that you’ve been doing the injection, some of you guys were in the
Philippines, others of you were in — I think, India? I’m not really sure — saying
that they’re not working, what do I think of this, and we don’t do that here.
And all the clinical studies, again, there’s not a lot of them, they don’t
really show that much results on that. So if you still want to use that and you
want to take them orally or topic-, topically, you want to, you, you wan-, you
may want to try that. I don’t know if in your country you have access to those
other ingredients that I’m talking about. So, before we go into our PRO TIPS, if
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hit that notification bell to know when our videos come up! So, here comes
the PRO TIPS. So like in the video, these PRO TIPS are specific to you if you have
darker skin, or if you actually know your Fitzpatrick skin category is four
through six. So the first one is, I mentioned before. People who have dark
skin, at least the clients that I’ve worked with, they tend to shy away from
sunscreen even though they NEED it — especially if you have hyperpigmentation.
So here is a tip: I know a lot of the sunscreens make your skin type look ashy.
So one of the recommendations that I do have is Image Iconceal Foundation. It
has an SPF of 30, and they don’t use chemical sunscreens, which can tend
to inflame or increase hyperpigmentation for some people, especially if they’re
doing hyperpigmentation treatments or using products that can-, like AHA’s, and
they can increase hyperpigmentation in some skin types. So — and this one is “Mocha” —
so the unique thing about Image Iconceal — and they are NOT paying me to
say this, it’s because I’ve worked with this — is instead of having all these
different colors, they actually work with the skin, the six different Fitzpatrick
skin categories. So, this is the darkest one, and this one is “Mocha”. They also have
“Toffee”, which is probably Fitzpatrick five, and “Suede”, I think that’s
Fitzpatrick three or four… maybe four. So they, these tend to work better with the
darker skin types. And it does have the SPF 30, so if you don’t want to use
sunscreen because it makes you look ashy, these tend to work better for them. And
it has some anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties, so that’s one. And you can-, I’ll put the links in the belo-, in below so you can actually try it.
PRO TIP number two! So the other one is you-, if you’re on YouTube, if you’re on
the website, they talk about Retin-A, or Retinol, or AHA, any type of AHA, to
help with exfoliating because exfoliation helps with even skin tone
and increasing the efficacy of lightening products that you may be
using — whether it’s a lightening serum or a lotion — and those are all true. BUT, for
some people when they get an increase of inflammation, they, their
hyperpigmentation actually can get darker. And then, and then a lot of them
are not-, when they’re using this, they avoid the sunscreen! Even though
they’re, they’re told, or even on the product it says to use a sunscreen with
it, they’re avoiding the sunscreen. So, if you
want to avoid using a leave-on exfoliant, which can — especially when you’re using
other products — can increase chances of Dermatitis or more inflammation. Use
products that have lightening agents in there where you can exfoliate and then
take it off. And I will link below on some of the products that have I used
with my darker-toned clients. The next tip is CONSISTENCY. I have found on
feedback from YouTube and actually some of my clients, where they will hear or
read about some other ingredient that works. So they’ll be on a consistent
thing, and then they’ll jump to another one and jump to another one, and then they
end up sensitizing their skin, or saying that none of them works because they’re
jumping around so much. So, it is consistent — especially if you are
involving a professional treatment along with home-care — is to be consistent in
usage and consistent in the way that that person has prescribed usage, step-by-step. If you start getting all creative and saying, “I’m going to use this with
this now,” it may not work. Okay? So you have to be consistent in your usage according
to how the instructions were administered to you. So that’s one. The
next one is you have to remember that hyperpigmentation did NOT form overnight.
So, if you’re not seeing the results right away, you have to remember that you
have-, most products — especially if you’re going the NATURAL way — it takes a MINIMUM
of 30 days for you to see any changes at all. So you have to be patient with that,
because if you go too quickly, you can have the opposite problem where you’re
having inflammation and an INCREASE in hyperpigmentation, and in some cases
HYPO-pigmentation. And then the other tip is: If you can,
WORK UP to using more aggressive ingredients, NOT jumping to that right
away, especially if you are more prone to sensitivitiy. So what I mean by that is,
work with more of the natural Tyrosinase inhibitors, and then once your skin
gets acclimated to that, then — preferably with someone who is professional — they
can show you how to introduce more assertive ingredients, such as
Retin-A, or Retinol, or L-Ascorbic Acid, and how it can involve with the other
ingredients or products that you are using. Because you may not be able to use
that right away, and as your skin gets acclimated to a specific pH, maybe you
can go down a little bit lower. And if any of these things are increasing
inflammation, or you’re getting a rash, some type of Dermatitis, then DECREASE
the frequency or how you use those products. So if the professional tells
you to use it a certain way and your skin is getting inflamed — maybe they’re
telling you to use it three times or every single night — maybe you can bring
it down a notch. So-, and then include in them some ingredients that are natural
anti-inflammatories to help balance out the increase of inflammation that some
of these ingredients might have on your skin. Remember, make-up is an ART and
skin care is the SCIENCE!

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