If you struggle with pigmentation and dark spots, don’t worry! We’re here to help. We explain what hyperpigmentation is and how to reduce the appearance of those brown spots for a more even, brighter-looking complexion. Here’s how to get rid of hyperpigmentation…
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
First things first: what is hyperpigmentation? Also known as dark spots, age spots, sun spots or freckles, hyperpigmentation is the discolouration or darkening of the skin that occurs when melanin (the pigment that gives skin its colour) is overproduced. The result? Dark marks and an uneven skin tone.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Perfectly natural, hyperpigmentation is a common side effect of ageing and environmental damage. It can be caused by hormones, age and genetics, as well as external factors like sun damage, pollution and skin injury (cuts, burns or acne).
To protect the skin from these different factors, the body naturally produces extra melanin, which can cause dark spots to appear on the skin.
How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation
To get rid of hyperpigmentation and flaunt even-toned skin, try these 5 top tips.
Exfoliation helps with hyperpigmentation by buffing away dead and uneven skin, revealing the bright, fresh cells beneath.
To exfoliate, we recommend using our Warming Micro-Dermabrasion Refining Polish. Blending exfoliating marine particles and Tapioca with brightening Wheatgerm oil, this exfoliator helps to buff and soften the skin, while adding a youthful glow. Simply massage over the face and neck (focusing on the pigmented areas), then rinse to reveal a more even-looking skin tone.
Among its many benefits, Vitamin C inhibits tyrosinase (the enzyme that supports the production of melanin) to reduce the appearance of existing and future hyperpigmentation. It also leaves skin looking brighter with a healthy glow.
To enjoy the illuminating benefits of Vitamin C, opt for our 1 Minute Daily Glow Mask. Powered by Vitamin C-rich superfruits (including Oranges, Lemons and Kakadu Plums), it helps to boost radiance in just 60 seconds. Expect fewer dark spots and a more even-looking skin tone.
Niacinamide (also known as Vitamin B3) helps to reduce the production of melanin and prevent dark spots from forming. Used regularly, it can brighten the skin and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
For a regular dose of Vitamin B3, use our light, moisture-boosting Glacial Splash Hydrating Face Mask. Blending brightening Vitamin B3 with quenching ice cap water and replenishing alpine minerals, this hydrating facial mask leaves skin looking plump and hydrated, with a fresh, dewy glow.
Find out more about the benefits of Niacinamide.
When it comes to getting rid of hyperpigmentation, you can’t beat Glycolic Acid. A chemical exfoliant, it promotes skin cell renewal and helps to wash away dead cells to even out skin tone.
Why not try our Daily Glow Radiance Tonic? Formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid, it helps to accelerate cell renewal and clarify skin tone for a natural, radiant glow.
Sun damage-related hyperpigmentation occurs when the body produces excess melanin to shield the skin from the sun’s UV rays. A simple way to prevent this? Apply an SPF cream every day.
We recommend using our Protect and Illuminate SPF15 Moisture Lotion. Formulated with Shea Butter, Pink Pomelo, and Vitamins A and E, this light SPF cream provides 24 hours-worth of protection, helping to prevent dark spots and even skin tone.
Follow our 5-step night skincare routine and wake up to healthier, brighter skin.
And that’s how to get rid of pigmentation!