Hyperpigmentation is a most common skin concern, especially among brown and olive skin people. A condition when a certain part of the skin produces more melanin than the other parts is known as hyperpigmentation and is caused due to heavy exposure to sunlight and hormonal imbalance.
Hyperpigmentation is often seen as acne scars, age spots, acne marks, and discoloration.
Using the right products for hyperpigmentation diligently can cure hyperpigmentation. So here we are, giving you the best products for hyperpigmentation from beginner to advanced levels in skincare.
Vitamin C is the most popular product for hyperpigmentation, and Vitamin C is good for beginners. Include Vitamin C in your everyday skincare routine. Always top it up with sunscreen.
Cleansing buff and exfoliating face wash are two more great options for people who don’t want to try chemical actives yet. Use either one of them on alternate days.
People who have been using skincare products for a while and want to introduce chemical exfoliants to reduce hyperpigmentation can use the below ingredient products.
- BHA a combination of Salicylic acid,
- Lactic acid,
- Glycolic acid,
- Alpha arbutin Hylauronic acid, use the serum on the affected areas only.
Use only any ONE of those mentioned above four, include the chosen product in your night skincare routine only, and the following morning use sunscreen without fail. This can be used 2-3 times per week.
For Advanced level:
This product is THE MOST solution for hyperpigmentation. It is Niacinamide. The 5% Niacinamide is good for sensitive skin, and 10% Niacinamide is good for people already using chemical actives.
To cure hyperpigmentation, include Niacinamide in your morning or night skincare routine. Use it only once a day. Always use sunscreen, no excuses here.
AHA is another good solution for hyperpigmentation; people who have been using BHA can introduce AHA into their skincare routines, include it in their morning or night skincare routine, and use it only once a week. AHA is strictly NOT for beginners. Like Niacinamide, apply sunscreen the next day if you use AHA treatment at night.
All the products mentioned here have the properties to get rid of dead skin cells on top of the skin, slowly reveal new glowing skin, and boost collagen. Collagen helps further reduce hyperpigmentation, but the first step to avoiding hyperpigmentation from the initial stages is to use sunscreen, so never miss your sunscreen.
If you hate sunscreen due to its oily and sticky nature and annoying white cast, you need to check out Unsweetened Beauty’s Clear Days sunscreen. Water-based, sweatproof with SPF 50, invisible on the skin, and doesn’t leave any patches on your skin.