Hyperpigmentation occurs due to the overproduction of melanin. Melanin gives hair and skin its colour and protects the skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays. This overproduction causes brown spots and dark patches to appear on the skin, resulting in an uneven skin tone.
This article highlights the most common causes of hyperpigmentation and what you can do to treat the condition and have glowing skin.
Over-exposing the skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays causes hyperpigmentation, as melanin is produced to protect the skin against excessive sun damage. Melanin causes darkened patches and age spots where the skin is most exposed, most predominantly on the hands and face. To reduce hyperpigmentation and defend against sun damage, make sure you keep protected from the sun by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Hormones cause a type of hyperpigmentation called melasma. This is more common in women, as an increase in the stimulation of oestrogen and progesterone trigger the overproduction of melanin. This often occurs during pregnancy, and is also known as the ‘mask of pregnancy’. It also occurs due to taking contraception, or as a side effect of some medications and cosmetics. Melasma most frequently appears on the chin, upper lip, cheeks, nose, forehead, and jawline, and often disappears after pregnancy, or when finishing a course of contraception.
Hyperpigmentation can also occur after a skin injury or trauma to the skin. Traumas such as acne, chemical peels, cuts, burns, psoriasis and eczema cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and leave a dark patch after scarring.
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum
Dermalogica’s PowerBright range is designed to treat hyperpigmentation. The Pure Bright Serum should be applied twice daily directly to the affected area after cleansing. For the best results, follow this with Pure Night in the evening and Pure Light SPF 50 in the day to protect against harmful hyperpigmentation-causing UV rays. This serum increases luminosity and absorbs quickly to start acting against hyperpigmentation as soon as possible.
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Pure Light SPF50
With no artificial fragrances or colours, PowerBright Pure Light SPF 50 shields from UV-induced hyperpigmentation. Sunscreen defends against the sun’s rays, peptides regulate the production of melanin, algae and botanicals even skin tone, and hyaluronic acid replenishes the natural moisture barrier to reduce lines. Apply Pure Light to the face and neck 30 minutes before sun exposure, and it can even be used as a daily moisturiser to protect against the sun and reduce hyperpigmentation.
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Pure Night
Pure Night acts as a night time moisturiser to fight against hyperpigmentation whilst you sleep. Apply in the evening to the face and neck after Pure Bright Serum to gain optimum skin brightening benefits and reduce signs of ageing, uneven skin tone, brown spots, dark patches, and restore brightness and evenness of skin tone.
Dermalogica PowerBright TRx Treatment Kit
This convenient travel kit is ideal for combatting hyperpigmentation on the go. The kit contains Pure Bright Serum, Pure Light SPF and Pure Night and prohibits the factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation. Apply the serum directly after cleansing and wait one minute to allow for sufficient absorption. Follow this with Pure Light in the day and Pure Night at night. This treatment kit will reduce dark areas and promote bright, glowing, and even skin.
Whether caused by sun exposure, hormones or injury, Dermalogica Power Bright will help control and prevent the factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation. Try a treatment to reduce brown spots, banish dark patches and eliminate uneven skin tone, and encourage glowing and luminous skin.