Skin concern: Dull skin with pigmentation
Qurtulaine’s Skin Journey
Qurtulaine got in contact with us to see if there was anything we could do to brighten her skin and help to fade scarring from old breakouts.
After 6 weeks, Qurtualine saw a visible difference in her pigmentation scarring fading and her skin looked much brighter with a glowing complexion.
Best Treatment Plan for Dull Skin
Qurtulaine was prescribed a personalised skincare routine, specifically to address her skin dull skin concerns and asked to take pictures of her skin before starting the products, at 3 weeks to check in on the progress and at 6-8 weeks to see the results. Let’s take a look at the routine she followed to get her amazing results.
Step 1: Cleanse
Qurtulaine was recommended the Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Cleanser to use every other day as her second cleanse. This cleanser not only cleanses skin but also contains AHA Fruit Acids that help to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving dull skin brighter from the first use. Qurtulaine noted that her skin looked brighter and felt smoother after a couple of uses which is exactly what we wanted to help with her dull skin concern.
Step 2: Tone
The next step we recommended for Qurtulaine's skincare routine was to add a Toner to her AM and PM routine. Our Purifying Toner contains ingredients such as Zinc PCA, Vitamin C and amino acids which work together to not only mattify the complexion but also to reduce breakouts and help with post breakout scarring.
Skincare expert tip:
A great tip for this product is to pop it in your bag and reapply to skin throughout the day to give skin a boost of hydration and help to reduce oil production.
Step 3: Serum
As one of Qurtulaine’s main concerns was the pigmentation that had been left behind as the result of post breakout scarring, we recommended she included the Vitamin C Elixir into her daily routine. Vitamin C is known for its skin brightening properties and ability to fade pigmentation caused by sun damage, age spots or acne scarring. The difference this product has made to her skin has been incredible, fading her post breakout pigmentation and brightening her over all complexion.
Skincare expert tip:
At SKINICIAN we thrive on creating multifunctional products that you can add into your routine, so we recommend this product is applied to freshly cleansed and toned skin under your SPF in the morning or in the evening apply on top of your night cream. This product can also be added to a face mask, by adding 1-2 drops, for extra skin glow.
To help resurface Qurtulaine’s skin and help to diminish the pigmentation she was experiencing on her cheeks, we added our Overnight Retinol Powerbalm into her routine. Retinol helps to resurface skin and speed up cell renewal helping to fade pigmentation and fight the signs of ageing. The peptide complex that our Powerbalm is formulated with helped to brighten Qurtualine’s dull skin, leaving her waking in the morning with plumped and glowing skin.
Step 4: Moisturiser
Qurtulaine mentioned she found her skin to be on the oily side, so we recommended the Purifying Day Moisturiser be added to her daily routine.
By adding the Purifying Day Moisturiser to her AM routine, she was able to hydrate and protect her skin as this product has been developed specifically for oily and breakout prone skin types. This light-weight formula formulated with a mattifying complex to regulate sebum production also has an SPF30. Often those with oily skin find that an SPF is too heavy for their skin which is why we have developed a moisturiser with an SPF suitable for those with an oilier skin type.
For Qurtulaine’s PM routine, she was recommended the Advanced Restoring Night Cream as it is a cocktail of ingredients to supercharge the skin leaving it feeling soft, plumped and glowing the next morning. The key ingredient is a complex called Regenacell™, which stimulates our skin cells’ ability to produce ATP – this is what ‘charges’ our skin cells, helping them to regenerate. While Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that works to protect and repair skin from sun and pollution damage. Our special Botanical Beta-Glucans complex has been shown to be as effective as hyaluronic acid at hydrating the skin, while creating a protective barrier to prevent hydration loss while you sleep; especially great when using a retinol product.
Step 5: Treatments
The final product we recommended to Qurtulaine to add into her skincare routine was the Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Peel. This peel is formulated with Fruit Acids to gently exfoliate and resurface the skin, leaving pigmentation faded and skin feeling smoother with a brighter complexion.
Qurtulaine's Skincare Journey Before and After
Check out Qurtulaine's skincare journey below.
Week 1 & 3 before and after comparison
Week 1 & 6 before and after comparison
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