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What You Should Know About Hyperpigmentation

July 31, 2020 3 min read

What You Should Know About Hyperpigmentation

All too often we hear women talk about their struggle with hyperpigmentation. While hyperpigmentation is certainly common and nothing to be ashamed of, it’s something that we know can both be prevented and treated. It really all boils down to being fully informed about hyperpigmentation and purchasing the right products to treat it. 

We’re sure you’ve already guessed where this is going…

Yes, today we’re going to go over everything you need to know about hyperpigmentation to ensure that you’re as informed as possible about this common skincare concern. 

And so, to begin, first….

What is hyperpigmentation?

There’s a high probability that you’ve heard of hyperpigmentation, but do you truly understand what hyperpigmentation is? Let’s discuss. 

Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe darker portions of skin in comparison to the rest of your skin tone. Hyperpigmentation can occur in patches, in large sections, or even cover the whole body. Most commonly, people struggle with patches of hyperpigmentation, most notably on the face. 

There are three forms of hyperpigmentation: Melasma (often due to hormonal changes), sunspots (often due to overexposure to the sun), and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (often due to acne scarring). All forms of hyperpigmentation result in dark patches of skin. 

How can I prevent hyperpigmentation? 

Luckily, in some cases, hyperpigmentation can be prevented. Most notably, we’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Don’t skip out on your SPF!

Not only can SPF help prevent hyperpigmentation, but it will also help keep fine lines at bay, along with keeping skin hydrated and glowy. In other words, regular use of a high-quality sunscreen is your skin’s best friend. 

In addition, if you’re prone to hyperpigmentation or you’re starting to slowly notice sunspots, we also recommend wearing hats and avoiding direct exposure to sunlight (i.e. sit in the shade when possible). 

However, if your hyperpigmentation is due to acne, it’s more important to be diligent about not picking at your pimples (you can read more about theharmful effects of popping/picking pimples here). The more irritation you cause to your acne, the more likely it is that it will result in hyperpigmentation even after the pimple is faded. 

All that being said, while picking at your pimples and sun exposure are within your control, hyperpigmentation that is the result of hormonal changes tends to be a bit more tricky to control. While you certainly can talk to your doctor about balancing out your hormones, don’t be discouraged if it takes more time and patience to get your hormonal hyperpigmentation under control. Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned. 

Can you treat hyperpigmentation? 

While prevention is always our first recommendation for hyperpigmentation, we understand that hyperpigmentation is very common and sometimes unavoidable, and that’s why we’ve come up with a handful of hyperpigmentation treatments that many of our customers have had great success with. 

For instance, we highly recommend trying out our  GOLDEN MYLK Whipped Body Butter. Formulated using the natural brightening power of Tumeric Oil and Papaya Seed Oil, these game-changing ingredients penetrate deep into the epidermis and help even out skin tone for your clearest complexion yet. 

While  GOLDEN MYLK is probably our number one recommendation for those whose biggest skincare concern is hyperpigmentation, we also want to draw your attention to our  RUBY Superfruit Serum. Not only will this serum help to even out your complexion, but it also has anti-aging capabilities that will soften, smooth, and strengthen your skin. Let this dreamy blend of ruby gemstones, cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry work its magic on you to banish hyperpigmentation.  

And so, whether you struggle with hyperpigmentation or not, check out our  full range of products to get picture-perfect skin that you can feel great about. Who’s in?

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