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Finding our True North®

Spots are in! But not these spots...

Spots are in! But not these spots...

Our series continues as we explore the many ways that Chaga smooths, clears, protects, and renews skin.

So far we have highlighted

Now it's time to dig into how it actually makes a difference for your skin. 

Today, we’re talking hyperpigmentation AKA dark spots

When you think of aging skin, you probably immediately conjure up images of wrinkled eyes, loose skin around the jawline and neck, fine lines around the lips.

Am I right?

Widely accepted as our aging ‘trouble spots,’ surgeries and procedures have been developed, promoted, and normalized as the quick fix for all these common issues.

But what about dark spots? 

On your face and hands, dark spots can quickly reveal your true age.  And unlike the troubles mentioned above, there is no surgery quick fixes to clear this sign of aging. 

Hyperpigmentation – called age spots, sun spots, and dark spots – can be caused by a number of factors, both genetics and environmental, like sun exposure.

For most of us, they become more frequent with age, when cell reproduction slows and melanin clumps in higher concentration with slow moving skin cells. 

Like all signs of aging, it’s natural and healthy.
But it doesn’t mean we want to see it if we do not have to! 🙌

So how does Chaga combat dark spots? 

First, Chaga is packed with melanin (it has among the highest concentrations of melanin in the natural world!), which helps our skin maintain healthy levels of pigmentation and evens our skin tone.

Not only that, Chaga encourages new growth and production of melanin in our bodies. Higher melanin in our skin – which can increase from regular use of Chaga – protects us from UV rays and free radicals, which speeds up the signs of aging.

So not only does melanin work to diminish the appearance of dark spots, it also protects and heals skin to prevent future dark spots from forming.

Pretty amazing, right?!

But Chaga’s high levels of melanin isn’t the only way it works to even skin and diminish dark spots. Chaga is packed with antioxidants, which slows the aging process.

Antioxidants protect your skin and block harmful environmental factors (like pollution, sunlight, and stress!)  that speed up the aging process.

Chaga can also increase the speed of cell regeneration, meaning new skin cells are developed at a faster rate and old skin cells slough off – lessening clumped melanin that causes dark spots and making skin softer, plumper, and younger looking.

As you probably (hopefully!) can tell by now, Chaga is a dream ingredient when it comes to naturally achieving younger, healthier looking skin.

But how can you use it?

First, True North Beauty’s Facial Serum.

Our Be True or UnScented Facial Serum's highly concentrated treatment oils are lightweight and easily absorb.

This means they penetrate the skin quickly, bringing melanin deep below the skin’s surface.

Once there, the Chaga-Infused formula works to speed up natural cell turnover, breaking up dark spots and resulting in newer, younger looking skin.

By applying Facial Serum to your skin after washing (and leaving it on as an ultra-hydrating addition to your skincare ritual) you both heal and protect your skin from dark spots all day long.

Second, True North Beauty’s Hand Cream.

Did you know that your hands are actually the fastest aging skin on your body?

And there aren’t any quick fixes for this dead giveaway of your age (unless you’re committed to wearing gloves for the rest of your life!).

This is exactly why we worked to formulate our new hand cream with high levels of Chaga and hyaluronic acid.

Together, these super agents plump skin with naturally occurring collagen (improving elasticity), smooth wrinkles with the production of new skin cells, and diminish dark spots with the high concentration of melanin.

Along with the benefits of repairing dry, cracked skin, our hand cream really does it all. (Er, well… the Chaga does, but we’ll take credit! 😉)

So, while dark spots might not be first on your list when examining your face in the mirror for signs of aging, it can be big trouble when you’re looking to achieve a natural youthful glow.

Luckily, Chaga is the all-in-one ingredient to address so many of your skin condition concerns!  

Chaga-Infused products for face, neck, and hands are sure to plump, smooth, and rejuvenate your skin – in a safe, natural way – so that the youthful, beautiful, engaging energy you share with the world matches your skin on the outside, too!

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