My recent story entitled SKIN PROBLEMS SOLVED: Fade to Black…Get Even-Toned Skin talked about evening your body’s complexion, but the hot button issue of hyperpigmentation on our faces is a subject that never goes away. If there’s one thing that chips away at our self-esteem is a bumpy, spotty complexion. Even the likes of the one-time beauty queen, actress & singer, Vanessa Williams suffered from problem, acneic skin as a teenager and well into adulthood, and as documented by her commercials for Proactiv, she’s chosen a treatment plan to combat her skin issues.
But suppose you missed the boat and didn’t treat your pimple(s) before it became an unwanted visitor on your once clear complexion. A common first response is to pull out the foundation and start covering up the scene of the crime. But what you have to remember is that makeup is only a temporary solution – you still need to deal with lightening the spot(s).
No matter what side of the pendulum you fall – someone who routinely suffers from hyperpigmentation or someone who deals with the occasional appearance of a dark spot, just know that all isn’t lost. Hyperpigmentation is manageable according to NY-based dermatologist and skin care expert for women of color, Dr. Elena Jones. From the fairest to the deepest of skin tones, Dr. Jones says that “Hyperpigmentation of any skin type or [tone] can [be treated] with 2% hydroquinone, and if that fails 4% hydroquinone can be [prescribed]. ”
In the aisles of your local drugstore you’ll find Ambi Fade Cream ($3.99) with Vitamin E (to heal), alpha hydroxy acid (to exfoliate), and sunscreen (to protect). Primarily known for evening skin discoloration, this fade cream is also used to lighten freckles, age and liver spots or uneven pigment that may occur during pregnancy (otherwise known as the pregnancy mask) or from the use of oral contraceptives.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"