Everything you need to know about hyperpigmentation. 

When it comes to our skin, we want it to be glowing so we will do just about anything to make it a reality. Unfortunately, hyperpigmentation also known as dark spots are caused from by a myriad of factors (some that are unavoidable). Read below to learn how you can prevent those dreaded dots and how you can lighten the ones you already have.


The Cause:

According to Eucerin, “hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain spots on the skin,” which result in flat spots that vary in size and color. There are many different types of discoloration but the below three are the most common:

Age Spots: Marks that are the result of overexposure to UV rays.

Melasma or Pregnancy Mask: Discoloration that primarily occurs on the cheeks, forehead and chin from hormonal changes and breakouts. Women who are expecting habitual suffer from this kind as their hormones are changing.

 Post-inflammatory: Patches of pigmentation caused by a skin injury (popping or picking a zit) that are most commonly found among acne suffers.

The Fix:

Permanent real estate in your medicine cabinet is precious and can only be reserved for the crème da la crème products- enter The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA. This super serum uses a high 2% concentration of Arbutin versus the standard concentration of 1%, to eradicate the most troublesome eyesores (e.g., dark marks, age spots, acne scars, etc.!). Its formula is non-irritating and even prevents future discoloration so all skin types will be radiantly clear and fit for the spotlight!

Images: The Ordinary.

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