What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is an extremely common skin condition. In most situations it is not a medical condition, but often people want to remove these melanin spots because of their appearance. Dark spots affect people of varying ages and all skin types. Most forms of hyperpigmentation, including sunspots and melasma are the areas that receive the most amount of sun exposure like face and hands.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Melanin Spots and the Sun
The most common culprit of hyperpigmentation and dark spots seems to be prolonged sun exposure. As the body produces more melanin in the sun, this can lead to the formation of dark melanin spots on exposed skin over time. These “sunspots” are often referred to as “age spots” because they tend to reveal themselves in those over 40 years old.
Skin Inflammation, Hormones and Hyperpigmentation
Skin conditions like eczema, keratosis pilaris and acne cause irritation and inflammation of the skin. Hyperpigmentation is often the body's response to this inflammation. Hormones are also known to play a role in the creation of melasma, or dark spots on the skin. Melasma-related hyperpigmentation is common during pregnancy. There are many causes for hyperpigmentation and dark spots including medical conditions, birth control, medications, chemotherapy and more. Also consider that hyperpigmentation could be a combination of these skin stressors.
What Hyperpigmentation products are best for my skin type and problem area?
Daily Facial Pads for Hyperpigmentation
Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to removal of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Facial Radiance Pads are safe for all skin types and the one-time-use disposable pads make consistent hyperpigmentation treatment so much easier. These handy, travel-friendly facial pads combine just the right amount of Lactic and Glycolic Acids to safely and effectively exfoliate, tone, and brighten all skin types, including sensitive. Regular use of these pads will smooth the skin’s texture, providing the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application while working to lighten dark spots.
Daily Tinted Facial Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide
Use sunscreen daily. Prevention is always the best solution and that's why FAB created Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide SPF 30. 93% of those in a consumer perception study said this product made wearing sunscreen everyday easy. This nano-free sunscreen helps filter harmful UV rays and since the particles are not “nano” small- they can’t enter your bloodstream. Packed with zinc oxideand other antioxidants, it also defends against environmental aggressors & pollution that contribute to early skin-aging. The sheer tint blends seamlessly into all skin tones, plus it’s oil-free & non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores. Reapply this sunscreen every 2 hours when in the sun, and more often if swimming or sweating. Give your skin moisture, light coverage and everyday sun protection with hyperpigmentation prevention formula.
Increase Cell Turnover with a Retinol Serum
While many people think of retinol as a solution for wrinkles and aging skin - it is also very effective at reducing the appearance of sun induced dark spots or hyperpigmentation. As retinol encourages skin cell turnover, it also helps to create a more even pigmentation as new skin cells are formed. Retinol is often referred to as Vitamin A because of its ability to make skin appear more youthful and balanced. FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum is an accessible, affordable treatment for anyone seeking hyperpigmentation treatment. This beauty serum can be used by all skin types, “retinol beginners” and those with sensitive skin. This non-irritating retinol formula may be applied topically to lighten and smooth the skin while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation over time. With consistent use, this retinol serum fades melanin spots while increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Smooth Your Skin with 7-in-1 Resurfacing Liquid
FAB Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid is exactly what it sounds like, making it an excellent addition to a hyperpigmentation skincare routine. This potent formula is a leave-on skin resurfacer, designed to deliver 7 benefits in 1 by helping:
- Smooth skin's texture
- Brighten skin's appearance
- Shrink the appearance of pores
- Reduce the look of fine lines, early wrinkles and other imperfections
- Soothe skin
- Combat environmental aggressors
- Support skin's protective moisture barrier
Home Chemical Peels for Hyperpigmentation Treatment
Home chemical peels are increasing in popularity for the treatment of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. These peels are deep exfoliants and help to make skin appear brighter by removing dead skin cells. As chemical peels encourage new skin cell growth- the new skin appears smoother, brighter and with a more balanced complexion. Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel is a unique combination of acids, Lactic and Salicylic, and Mushroom Enzyme working synergistically with clay to help improve skin texture and clarity. Give us three minutes, and we'll give you smooth, glowing skin with this intensive hyperpigmentation peel.
Keep in Mind
Hyperpigmentation occurs over a period of time, and it will not go away overnight. The time it takes to remove or lighten these deep melanin spots varies from person to person. Prevention and consistent treatments are the best course of action when dealing with hyperpigmentation and dark spots.