Got Hyperpigmentation? Here are 3 Easy Steps to Fight It!
We’ve all dealt with it at some point whether from gaining sun spots, scars left from injuries, or hormonal imbalances (ugh hormones). Hyperpigmentation, although harmless, sometimes isn’t pretty.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when melanin forms deposits in the skin. Age spots, melasma, and acne marks are common forms of hyperpigmentation.
Got Hyperpigmentation? Here are 3 Easy Tips to Fight It!
The first step to handling hyperpigmentation is using an effective treatment to lighten the dark spots. Here are some examples of the top chemical exfoliants, with recommended products.
Vitamin C is a very efficient solution to evening out the skin, products that contain Vitamin C brighten the skin and eventually fade the dark marks.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that works to increase cell turnover by stimulating cell production underneath the skin. This process slows down with age, allowing layers of dead, thick, sun damaged skin cells to remain on the surface.
Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) derived from sugar that exfoliates and stimulates collagen production. It reduces oil on the surface of the skin and lightens dark spots effectively.
Mandelic Acid is an AHA derived from bitter almonds that exfoliates like glycolic acid but is more gently thanks to larger molecules that do not deeply penetrate the skin.
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