Hyperpigmentation Treatment Tips & More
ELab French Skincare products for hyperpigmentation help inhibit melanin formation, offering exfoliation to brighten and target any pigmented areas. But, what is hyperpigmentation? Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to over- accumulation or uneven distribution of melanin—a pigment in your skin. Also known as
dark spots, age spots, brown spots, sun spots, acne marks, or melasma, hyperpigmentation can be caused by damaging sun exposure , hormones, medications,
pregnancy, skin trauma, or injury.
One common culprit in causing hyperpigmentation is acne. It can appear as red or brown marks known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If any hyperpigmentation is exposed to the sun without suncare, it can deepen, so your first solution for hyperpigmentation is practicing good suncare. Ensure you’re targeting hyperpigmentation with your exfoliating ritual using brightening ingredients such as Vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), kojic acid, arbutin and cysteamine. Adding a hyperpigmentation serum to your routine can help target specific pigmented areas by brightening and smoothing, for a more even skin tone. Start low and slow to build up your skin’s tolerance and always consult a dermatologist for more serious hyperpigmentation issues such as melasma.