Whether it shows in the form of patches and dark spots on the skin due to an overproduction of melanin or scars that just won’t fade, hyperpigmentation is a really common skincare struggle. There are lots of causes but sun exposure, skin inflammation and genetics are the most common. There are plenty of effective products, tips and amazing hyperpigmentation treatments out there to help even out your skin tone. Here are a few that you can do at home…
How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gentle acid exfoliators exfoliate the top layer of the skin and improve cellular regeneration, leading to clearer, brighter skin. Making exfoliating acids part of your skincare routine will really help with visible scarring and skin discolouration. Search for acids such as Glycolic, Lactic and Mandelic and enzymes such as Bromelain and Papain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Vitamin C is a really efficient way to reduce skin pigmentation and it comes in multiple forms such as serums, creams, mists and masks. It contains a property that inhibits your skin’s melanin production, which is what causes skin discolouration. With continued use, Vitamin C can be a preventative measure against brown spots. It is a super brightening agent that works to fade dark spots without altering normal skin pigmentation. Look for ingredient names such as Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Salicylic Acid and Ascorbic Acid.
We love to use FaceGym's Brazilian Pink Clay Training Stick to bring vitality and radiance to tired and dull skin. Our Training Stick contains Porcelain flower extract and pharmaceutical grade salicylic acid to target dark spots and pigmentation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Retinol works on speeding up the skin’s renewal process and increasing cell turnover, which is why it is also such a great ingredient to reduce hyperpigmentation. If you are new to the retinol game, start by adding it in slowly and build up a tolerance, and don’t forget to apply a high factor SPF 30 or 50 afterwards (even if it’s cloudy)!