1. Out, damned spot!

    Luxe daily routineIronically there is nothing like a summer of fun in the sun to leave skin looking anything but healthy. By fall summer’s “golden girls” are often looking a bit faded. Even with regular sun screen and moisturizer use, sports, humidity, and skin-parching air conditioning can leave skin looking beaten up. Even accidental sun exposure can bring out dark spots called hyperpigmentation. Humidity can cause acne to flare.

    Until recently the only effective over-the-counter treatment for hyperpigmentation was hydroquinone. Even if you went to dermatologist, they just offered you very strong hydroquinone cream. Now, stronger pricey prescription creams are available that combine hydroquinone with other ingredients. They are more efficient at removing the spots, but they also have serious side effects for some women. Some dermatologists offer peels or special laser treatments to remove or reduce the dreaded spots. 
    Even though numerous studies have found hydroquinone to be safe, it has been banned in some countries, such as France and South Africa. Its use has raised concerns about an increased risk of cancer and ochronosis, or darkening of the skin. I have friends who have had their skin darkened with hydroquinone.
    That’s why I was quick to try Lumixyl. It is a complex of oilopeptides (group of amino acids) that has been found to significantly inhibit tyrosinase, the rate-limiting enzyme in melanin production. In other words, it stops the chemicals that produce unwanted brown spots.
    I am seldom in the sun and never without a strong SPF. But occasionally on vacation I will get small patches of hyperpigmentation from the strong sun despite my precautions. The Lumixyl Brightening system is fabulous. I think it is the most exciting new product I have seen in years. The combination of glycolic acid and the Lumixyl peptides makes fast work of any discoloration without disturbing side effects. According to studies done by Lumixyl, it takes eight weeks to see significant improvement for moderate or severe hyperpigmentation. There are great before and after shots with clear medical lighting on their site. I got rid of my little patch in a week, but it was very light and I had taken prompt action. I am a fanatic about skin care!
    The Lumixyl Topical Brightening System has four products, including Active-Prep Cleanser, Topical Brightening Creme, GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion, and Moisture-Lock Sunscreen SPF 30.  
    Luximyl also helps to clear acne. The combination of peptides and Glycolic acid smoothes skin and improves texture, moisturizes, and also stimulates collagen and elastin. All in all, it improves your skin’s appearance and helps to keep it firm and beautiful.
    Lumixyl is luxurious to use. The cleanser smells and feels divine. The sun screen is non-chemical titanium dioxide, which makes it effective and non-irritating to sensitive skin. And all the products are full of anti-oxidants!
    Not just for spots
    It is available only from doctors’ office at this time. The line is fabulous for anyone dealing with moderate to severe brown spots that have not responded to over-the-counter products such as Olay Definity. The Olay product is excellent and well-priced, but it may not remove stubborn cases of hyperpigmentation. But it is also an excellent option for anyone like me who just wants an effective luxurious anti-aging regime.
    Darlings, whatever your complaints – acne, oily skin, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, spots, dry skin – you can improve your skin and have a beautiful glowing complexion. We have the technology.