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How To Treat Hyperpigmentation: Skin Care Routine.-

By Niwrka P. - Beauty Professional.-

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Hyperpigmentation


A skin condition that affects many people, is when the skin produces an excess of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color.


Types of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Age spots.

  • Melasma.

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

The dark spots you see on your skin result from cumulative damage of years of injury to the skin!


The good news?

Improvement is possible!



There are three vital principles to keep in mind when dealing with this skin condition:

  • Target.

  • Inhibit

  • Protect.

This helpful guide will take a deeper dive into these guiding principles.


Target

The first step to eliminating excess pigmentation is to choose a skincare product that will “target” and treat the spots.

Remember – this damage didn’t occur overnight. Patience, diligence, and consistency in your routine are the key!


Exfoliate

When reducing hyperpigmentation, it’s essential to exfoliate your skin regularly. Chemical exfoliation can be effective at reducing pigmentation.


AHA's & BHA's (chemical exfoliants) are your best friend in this case.



Remember:


Be Mindful that over-exfoliation can cause damage and make hyperpigmentation worse.


SPPPR --> Skincare Professional Personal Preference Recommendation: Exfoliate at night time, especially if you have sensitive/reactive skin, I will discuss this topic in a future post.


Serums are also very well equipped because the molecular level of the product’s composition is small enough to penetrate deeply into the dermis.

A good example is Glymed Plus’s Derma Pigment Skin Brightener,

this serum will penetrate deeply into the dermis to gradually fade sunspots, dark spots, and age spots without using hydroquinone.



Keep the skin balanced!

It’s essential to know your skin to anticipate and identify the warning signs that your skin is not happy. Keeping your skin balanced will reduce any potential irritation and inflammation that might lead to troublesome marks.


Balance looks different for everyone!


For some, skin balance might mean using a beauty oil to condition the skin; for others, a hydrating serum enhances the skin's hydration.

Either way, give your skin what it needs to continue to thrive!



Inhibit


It refers to stopping the excess production of melanin in the skin.

The techniques you learn in this phase will also reduce the chances of new dark spots appearing.


In other words: Slow down the accumulation of melanin in the skin!


Find an excellent inhibitor. These products reduce melanin production in the skin and are a perfect preventative treatment, they will prevent further pigmentation and help control PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) production.


I recommend Glymed Plus’s Living Cell Clarifier.

It is a powerful serum packed with antioxidants and natural tyrosinase inhibitors like bearberry, licorice, and mulberry. Great ingredients! Excellent for treating Melasma, a pigmentation disorder caused by the release of hormones during pregnancy. It’s safe for all skin types and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.


Very important: Avoid picking at the skin! Big NO NO!


Keep your hands away from your face! If you consistently pick at marks on your skin, this is your wake-up call; repeated trauma and injury to the skin can cause a further darkening of the spot.


Protect


You are investing time, money, and effort into this journey.


Don’t let your efforts go to waste! Obtaining and sustaining visible results with an excellent skincare routine to target hyperpigmentation over a prolonged period comes down to your dedication and consistency in protecting your skin.


Avoid unprotected sun exposure!


You’re probably tired of hearing this, but it is necessary amongst professionals to keep repeating this for the people in the back! For a good reason!...well more like several, unprotected sun exposure causes


  • Photoaging.

  • Sunspots.

  • Darkening of existing hyperpigmentation.

UVA/UVB rays cause traumatic damage to the skin and render your efforts virtually useless, but they can also drastically increase your chances of developing skin cancer.


Here it goes again: Protect your skin daily by using sunscreen!


It’s an essential step in your routine that you should not skip!

It’s not a “one and done” thing either – you should reapply your sunscreen throughout the day!


Colorescience’s Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector is the perfect sunscreen if you’re struggling with hyperpigmentation! Or even if you are not! This 3-in-1 formula has SPF50 to protect your skin from the sun’s rays while also gradually diminishing signs of hyperpigmentation!


Do you wear makeup daily? You can still retouch your sunscreen over your makeup! We love Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen SPF30 is a translucent, loose mineral powder. The innovative packaging and dispensing mechanism make it easy to carry, easy to use, and mess-free!


In this blog post-Mineral Susncreens Vs Chemical Sunscreens we recommend a complete list of sunscreens you can choose from and if you visit my SHOP section you will find a selection of Thirty-eight Best SPF Products to choose from.


Also, another powder option to retouch over makeup is TARTE SEA Set & Protect Mineral Sunscreen Powder SPF 30



Seek a Skincare Specialist's guidance!


  • Getting rid of hyperpigmentation is a process and it is possible with an excellent skincare routine, crafted by a Licensed Esthetician!

  • Treatment will often require a consultation and several follow-ups course of action to treat, inhibit, and protect the skin as it recovers!



Read about How to Color Correct the Right way here. to correct pesky spots!


Until Next Time!

Peace, Love & Light!


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Author: Niwrka P.

Is A Content Creator | Skincare Professional | Licensed Estheticiacian & Makeup Artist

With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry.-

Passionate about Esthetics and sharing knowledge!