In some of our deep dives on fermented skincare over the last month or so, you may have seen us talk about how certain ingredients can help fight skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation. But what is hyperpigmentation and how does one develop it? Let’s shed some light on how to define and treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation 🔍
What is Hyperpigmentation and What are its Causes?
Our skin is pigmented — this means that it has color and each person has varying shades and hues that are naturally a part of their skin. Hyperpigmentation occurs when parts of our skin begin to discolor, possibly going darker or redder than the rest of our face and bodies. This can sometimes develop thanks to exposure to the sun and our environment. Sometimes, this can look cute — like in the case of freckles. In other cases, sunspots can turn into moles and other potentially dangerous pockets of skin. Another common cause of hyperpigmentation is acne — which can leave discoloration and marks on our skin even when the bumps go away.
Now that we understand a little more about what hyperpigmentation is, and how it starts, the next step is understanding how to treat it.
Treating Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation
One of the best ways to fight hyperpigmentation and other reactions to sun exposure is by finding a trusted brand of sunscreen to wear every day. And yes, that includes cloudy days! Hazy days can be some of the most common days to get burned: consistency is key! Once you’ve got the sunscreen checked off your list, there are a number of face masks and other products that can be added to your skincare routine, too.
At FaceTory, we carry special products that we recommend to treat discoloration such as:
Star Velvet Vitamin C Sleeping Mask with Yuja – ideal for brightening dull texture and evening skin tone.
Light My Night Illuminating Sheet Mask - Yuja – perfect for replenishing skin radiance and balancing skin.
Glow Baby Glow 2-Step Sheet Mask – great for brightening and refining skin texture.
Be Bright Be You Gold Foil Sheet Mask – wonderful for strengthening skin and removing dark spots.
Everyday Pearl Brightening Sheet Mask – excellent for evening skin texture and brightening skin.
Whatever products you choose, it never hurts to check in with a trusted dermatologist to see what they’d recommend for you.
That’s a wrap on today’s advice on the Best Skincare for Hyperpigmentation. Stay tuned for more informed skincare tips!
The FaceTory Team