Hyperpigmentation Skincare: How to get rid of pigmentation

SIMPLE, EASY TRICKS TO FADE DARK PATCHES AND AN UNEVEN TONE

Hyperpigmentation is caused by the pigment-producing cells in your skin going into overdrive.

There are many causes for this – hormones, pollution, blemish marks – but the sun is the number one culprit.

Thankfully there are many products featuring both tried-and-trusted and innovative ingredients to help you both prevent and tackle existing pigmentation. Here’s the lowdown on the best...

HOW CAN I PREVENT PIGMENTATION?

As with most skin concerns, prevention is key so it’s essential that you slather on that SPF when outdoors! Our pick? We love Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Essence for its sheer, comforting and air-light texture.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF PIGMENTATION?

There are a myriad of hardworking ingredients that are proven to tackle an uneven skintone.

To help you double down on those dark patches that may have accrued despite your best efforts, we’ve highlighted the top ingredients below.

• MANDELIC ACID

What it is: This AHA is great for reducing hyperpigmentation caused by acne while preventing future breakouts at the same time.

Find it in: By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water. An exfoliating toner that can be used daily even on sensitive skin. It brightens and smooths a dull, rough complexion over time.

• VITAMIN C

What it is: As well as being a potent antioxidant to help prevent any dark spots from occurring this hero ingredient blocks the production of melanin in your skin.

Find it in: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. Pigmentation-busting Vitamin C is paired with Centella Asiatica amongst other good for skin-ingredients for zero irritation.

• NIACINAMIDE

What it is: This form of Vitamin B3 interferes with the process of cell pigmentation and treats acne too. It’s not an acid so ideal if you suffer from breakouts but have sensitive skin.

Find it in:  I’m From Rice Serum. A nourishing serum made with organic Rice grown free from pesticides and Niacinamide to brighten and balance excess oil.

• TRANEXAMIC ACIDINAMIDE

What it is: A powerful amino acid that slows down the production of pigmentation to brighten darks spots, especially when it comes to melasma.

Find it in: Dr Ceuracle Pure VC Mellight Cream. This multi-tasking, glow-giving pairing of Tranexamic Acid and Vitamin C fights lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.

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