How to Erase Hyperpigmentation

Pigmentation — it’s often the number one concern clients have about their skin. However, years of sun damage is unlikely to fade with a singular approach to skin care. It takes time and continuous effort to ensure you’re not only treating current spots, but also avoiding future discoloration. Although erasing all pigmentation may be a hard goal to achieve, you can start taking these steps to lighten discoloration for an overall improved tone.

1) First Thing’s First: Be Proactive

From sun exposure to inflammation, pigmentation is caused by a variety of reasons. If you have post-inflammatory marks created by acne, break the habit of picking cysts and pustules to prevent more marks. Instead, spot treat the area with a topical salicylic product, like SkinScript’s Blemish Spot Treatment.

Another way to be proactive is to always wear an SPF of at least 30. If you aren’t protecting your skin, you’re putting the areas that are already pigmented at risk of darkening even more. Direct sun exposure makes freckles and age spots more pronounced because the melanin in the skin absorbs the UV rays. For UV protection, we recommend Sorella Apothecary’s line of high quality SPFs.

2) Use Professional-Grade Products

Over-the-counter products may be affordable and easy to obtain, but your skin is not getting the best ingredients and benefits compared to professional skin care products. In our facials, we use products from SkinScript that deliver pigment fighting ingredients to your skin’s active melanocytes. For example, lactic, arbutin, and kojic acids in our Lemon Zest Enzyme work to brighten the skin for a radiant glow after a facial. For at-home care, we highly recommend using our Glycolic and Retinol Pads that resurface the skin and lighten existing pigmentation naturally.

3) Schedule a Series of Chemical Peels

Once you’ve kicked the bad skin habits and are using a professional skin care line, your skin is properly prepped for chemical peels. For maximum results, it is best to have peels done in a series in order to lift the pigmentation gradually over time. Our Oasis Series is a program we created to give clients a series of four chemical peels and one dermaplane facial in an 8-week period. See the results for yourself!

Need help with getting started? Schedule your first facial at The Village Spa in Carmel today! Call us at (317) 853-6350 or book online now.

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5 Things You Need to Know about FarmHouse Fresh

5 Things About FarmHouse Fresh

We’re obsessing over our new product line at The Village Spa in Carmel, and for a good reason, too. FarmHouse Fresh is a natural skincare company with products that we’re thrilled about using in our pedicures and body treatments. Plus, we’ve got an Instagram-worthy retail display that’ll make even the cows jealous. See how FarmHouse Fresh differs with its local flair and animal-conscious products.

1) 100% Natural Ingredients

Each product at FarmHouse Fresh is crafted around food and drink themes, using 100% natural fruits, vegetables, and milks. From body polishes made with organic vodka to cooling avocado butter masks, FarmhHouse Fresh delivers on natural ingredients. If an ingredient can be harvested, snipped, or baked, this product line is sure to bring it to life through skincare.

2) Made with Love in the U.S.A.

Supporting local business is a huge part of our spa, as we are a small, family-owned operation here in The Village of Westclay in Carmel. FarmHouse Fresh proudly makes all products in the United States. Even their baskets, tabletop displays, and tote bags are handmade in the U.S.A.

3) Vegan & Cruelty-Free

FarmHouse Fresh is strict in their use of the term vegan, so if honey is in the product, it will be labeled accordingly as not vegan. 99% of their products are vegan or gluten-free. The company is also certified by PETA as cruelty-free.

4) Eye-Catching Packaging

From glass containers to useful pumps, everything about FarmHouse Fresh’s packaging is grand. Not only do the products smell fantastic, but they look great displayed on your countertop or vanity. The company even offers adorable gift sets that include fan favorites for at-home body care.

5) Always Changing

We at The Village Spa are particularly excited about FarmHouse Fresh due to their ability to always keep things… fresh! Their protocols for spa treatments change seasonally, bringing in new sensory products catered to the time of year. From rum punch aromas to bright notes of citrus, FarmHouse Fresh has a scent for every mood.

Interested in learning more about what we have to offer at The Village Spa? Call us at (317) 853-6350, or book online now.

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