If hyperpigmentation, dark spots or discoloration is dulling your glow both inside and out, we’re here to help. We talk through what hyperpigmentation is, its causes, the preventative measures and how to treat an uneven skin tone naturally for a clearer, brighter and healthier complexion.
What is Hyperpigmentation & Dark Spots?
Sunspots, dark spots, age spots or pigmentation all fall under the term hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is excess melanin (or pigment) that causes patches of skin to become darker in color than the surrounding skin and leaves you with uneven skin tone. Commonly it appears on your face, neck or décolletage and can affect any skin type.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Most causes of hyperpigmentation are due to excessive sun exposure. UV rays stimulate melanin production in the skin which is why when you’ve been out in the sun your freckles may become more prominent, your skin may darken in color overall and hyperpigmentation may occur. The melanin production is our bodies way of trying to protect our skin from being damaged by the UV rays.
Other forms of hyperpigmentation include; melasma which can be caused by hormones, contraception, fertility treatments and pregnancy and is often found as blotchy patches on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which can be caused by skin trauma like popping a pimple, acne or inflammation, resulting in a dark mark that remains after the skin has healed.
Always be sure to consult your doctor as to the cause of your hyperpigmentation, monitor for any changes in appearance or irregularities and if you notice anything, please visit your doctor or medical professional.
How to Prevent Hyperpigmentation?
Wearing an SPF sunscreen daily is a must! Whether it’s raining, sunny or an overcast day there are still damaging UV rays and there’s no excuse not to be wearing SPF. UV rays are causing your discoloration so wearing an SPF helps to protect your skin from aging, hyperpigmentation and further damage. Hyperpigmentation might also not show up right away but can form with age so don’t skip the protection and act now.
The first thing we think of for protection is sunscreen but physical protection such as wearing a hat, sunglasses or protective clothing when you’re out in the sun is just as important to provide protection against direct UV exposure.
Limit Your Exposure
Limiting your direct exposure to UV Rays during its most harmful time can be beneficial. Avoid being outside between 10am and 4pm when the UV rays are usually at their strongest. If you can’t avoid the outdoors during these ties, seek shade if it’s sunny or take protective measures as listed above.
How to Treat an Uneven Skin Tone
Fading your hyperpigmentation and dark spots will take time and two potent treatment products to achieve a brighter and more even skin tone!
TURMERIC BRIGHTENING & EXFOLIATING MASK
Why Miranda Loves It
“I’m obsessed—this is my at-home instant facial! The super-fine granules deeply exfoliate, leaving my skin soft and glowing. I also suffer from pigmentation and this mask has made a dramatic difference in lightening my dark spots.” – Miranda
Why You Love It
“I no longer feel the need for microdermabrasions anymore. My skin is clean, clear and very soft! I love the smell and the cooling tingle it gives after washing off.” – Shery
NONI BRIGHT VITAMIN C SERUM
Known as one of the best anti-aging and brightening ingredients, Vitamin C is the key to combat dark spots, pigmentation, sun damage, aging and dullness thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants that help protect and neutralize the damage caused.
Our Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum daily dose of Vitamin C and essential nutrients to keep your skin even-toned, bright & glowing. This Vitamin C Serum smooths the appearance of fine lines, and also reduces the appearance of dark spots while improving overall skin tone & texture. Apply daily onto clean skin in the morning before moisturizing for a bright & glowing skin tone.
Why Miranda Loves It
“I like to use this serum every morning to ensure that I am protecting my skin. I love how it firms and brightens!” – Miranda
Why You Love It
“I’ve been using it for over a month now and it’s been super amazing. One little trick I’ve been putting it on spots with discoloration and scars, and they have lightened so much.” – Shobana
Time to get your glow back!