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Whether you’re in the sun or not, “heat alone is enough to trigger brown spots,” says Dr. Brandt. High temps—anything above 32 degrees—spur inflammation and free radicals (oxygen molecules that mess with normal cell function), kicking pigment-making melanocyte cells into overdrive. Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum P2,100. kiehl’s Actively Correcting & beautifying bb Cream, P2,160.
Stop the skin damage before it can even start. Ingredients such as kojic acid (in the Belo cream, right) and mulberry (found in Clinique's serum, here) are called tyrosinase inhibitors. They work by blocking the enzyme responsible for stimulating melanin so that hyperpigmentation will never get a chance to show up on your skin, says Dr. Zeichner.
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Clinique Smart Custom-repair Serum, 30 ml, P3,750.