The eternal search for bright, clear, even skin tone and texture is one we’re all too familiar with.
Whether you’re dealing with skin pigmentation left behind by blemishes, caused by UV exposure or blue light or some other variation, we can all agree that uneven pigmentation on your face can be a challenging and at times frustrating skincare problem to solve. Stress no more, we’ve got options.
Thankfully, treating pigmentation doesn’t have to be as complicated as it initially sounds. Adding key ingredients and products that help with hyperpigmentation to your daily skincare routine can help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots, giving you a shot at the radiant, even complexion we all crave. Ready to see the light? Read on to find out more about the best skincare for pigmentation and dark spots.
What Is Pigmentation?First off, let’s clarify what pigmentation really is. When we talk about pigmentation in the beauty world, we're usually referring to what is actually hyperpigmentation. A number of factors can cause hyperpigmentation, including hormonal changes like pregnancy or the contraceptive pill, chemicals, ageing, inflammation or sun exposure. Those can all result in an overproduction of melanin, a natural pigment in the skin that gives our skin, hair and eyes their colour, causing darker patches of skin on your face or body.
Acne-prone skins can be left with dark spots where pimples used to be - that’s why we recommend never to pick your pimples! - and those suffering from eczema or allergic reactions can also develop dark spots after an inflammation.
While freckles may be cute, we can all agree that uneven pigmentation on your face isn’t exactly the same thing. But don’t stress, there are products that can help with hyperpigmentation and help fade those dark spots.
Our Top 3 Best Skincare Tips For Pigmentation
1. Wear SPFAs with most skin concerns, prevention is better than a cure or treatment. With sun exposure and sun damage being two of the main causes of pigmentation, your number one rule for keeping it at bay should be to use an SPF 30+ daily. And we’re not just talking about summer - SPF protection should always be in your routine, all year round.
We highly recommend you introduce a sunscreen with at least an SPF30 in your morning skincare routine. And because you can never be too safe, it’s a good idea to also wear makeup with SPF. By choosing a moisturiser, BB Cream or foundation with SPF like our Super Camo Foundation with SPF15, you’re adding an extra layer of protection for your skin. To stay protected all day, make sure you reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours, especially if you’re spending the day outdoors!
2. Add Vitamin C To Your RoutineFound in plenty of our favourite Superfood skincare ingredients such as Kakadu Plum, Moringa, Rosehip Oil, Acai Berry, Broccoli, and Tropical Fruit Harvest™, Vitamin C is a fantastic ingredient for pigmentation. It works to revitalise and brighten the skin while stimulating your body’s natural production of collagen. If you consistently use Vitamin C in your routine, you will find it helps to break up any pigmentation you already have as well as preventing pesky sun spots from forming in the future.
Get a boost of this powerful ingredient as part of your skincare routine. You’ll find it in our Activate-ME Face Moisturizer, Smooth-ME Fine Line Serum and our Balance-ME Mist Toner - all packed with potent sources of Vitamin C to give your skin the nourishment it needs.
3. Exfoliate With AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)Like Glycolic Acids AHAs are great for pigmentation and can be found in lots of exfoliating skincare products. As a natural exfoliant, they work by removing surface-level dead skin cells, which then helps to fade darker areas of pigmentation. The ultimate exfoliators for sensitive skin, AHAs gently exfoliate the outer layer of your skin, revealing brighter, fresher skin beneath.
One of the best serums for pigmentation and dark spots is our exfoliating Light Beam Radiance Serum. Incorporate this gentle exfoliating serum into your evening routine daily for a boost of hydration and follow up with our super hydrating Recover-ME Face Oil. Rich in Carrot Oil, a great source of Vitamin A, Grapeseed Oil which helps fade pigmentation and Acai Berry to brighten the skin.
How To Fade Dark SpotsIt’s worth mentioning that you can’t ever really get rid of hyperpigmentation for good. It can pop back up whenever you're exposed to environmental or hormonal triggers and it can also be down to your genetics. But with the right skincare routine for pigmentation and daily sun protection, you can work towards naturally fading visible pigmentation and reducing the appearance of dark spots on your skin.
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