How To Treat Hyperpigmentation

How To Treat Hyperpigmentation

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 hyperpigmentation 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?

SPF Sunscreen

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.

Physical Protection

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 Hyperpigmentation

Fading your hyperpigmentation and dark spots will take time. Using a hyperpigmentation face treatment product that involves regular exfoliation to increase cell turnover and/or has active ingredients that naturally brighten the skin will help you achieve a more even skin tone and radiant complexion! 


KORA Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask for Hyperpigmentation

Regular exfolaition helps to promote cell renewal. As the outer layers are shed and new, fresh skin comes to the surface, the pigment causing discoloration and dark spots within your skin will lighten and naturally be exfoliated over time. 

Our Turmeric 2 in-1 face mask polishes and resurfaces skin to promote healthy cell renewal, and helps to soften the appearance of discoloration, pigmentation and sun damage. It’s a great mask for pigmentation. Use our Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask 2 to 3 times a week for a fresh and revitalized glow.

Active Ingredients


This ancient spice is well known for its ability to brighten and even skin tone while reducing the appearance of pigmentation.


Helps soften the visual effects of sun damage, pigmentation, scarring and other environmental influences that lead to signs of aging.


Papaya enzymes help to clear clogged pores, dissolve dead skin cells and stimulate renewal for brighter looking skin. It’s also known to help diminish the appearance of scars and blemishes.

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 


KORA Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum on Skin

Known as one of the best anti-aging and brightening ingredients, Vitamin C is a hyperpigmentation face treatment that 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.

Active Ingredients

Vitamin C Superfruit Complex

 Assists in evening skin tone and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

Olive Leaf

Aids in the inhibition of lipofuscin formation to help reduce the appearance of dark or age spots.

Red Pepper

Offers photoprotection against premature aging induced by sun exposure.

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 


KORA Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum Goop with Illustrations

Our Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum helps to renew your skin through gentle exfoliation, and in turn, improves skin tone and texture for a smoother, brighter, and more even complexion.

91% of our consumers noticed the appearance of dark spots & hyperpigmentation were minimized after using the Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum for 4 weeks*

*Based on a study of 53 consumers, ages 25-55 using Noni Night nightly over a 4-week period.

This serum can be great for treating hyperpigmentation and dark spots for those with sensitive skin. Being a chemical exfoliator, it’s gentler on the skin than that of a physical exfoliator. Apply this gentle yet effective treatment serum nightly onto clean skin after you cleanse and mist, to wake with a glowing complexion.

Active Ingredients

KORA Organics Lemon Illustration

Lemon Peel Ferment

Natural source of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid used to provides antioxidant benefits to help to brighten and balance skin tone.

KORA Organics Lemon Illustration Caviar Lime Illustration

Caviar Lime

Gentle fruit acids improve skin exfoliation and reduces dullness caused by pigmentation and dark spots. 

KORA Organics Tonka Bean Illustration

Tonka Bean Ferment

Provides antioxidant benefits against environmental aging and increases the skin’s luminescence to reveal a healthier glow.

Why Miranda Loves It

“I’ve been using this serum every night for the last 6 months and I’ve noticed a big difference, my pores are smaller and my pigmentation has minimized.” – Miranda

Why You Love It

“Absolutely amazing product! Saw excellent results from just 3 uses! I can’t wait to see what this will do to my skin after consistent use. It reduced redness on my problematic areas (chin, around nose) and it also brightened my whole face instantly!” – Andrea

Time to get your glow back!

KORA Organics


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