Time to Get Even: How to Treat and Prevent Hyperpigmentation

Time to Get Even: How to Treat and Prevent Hyperpigmentation

See what you can do to not only treat hyperpigmentation, but also prevent it.


Hyperpigmentation can be a natural result of aging or sun exposure. But with careful attention and preventative care, you can limit brown spots, splotchy skin and rough texture for a radiant and even complexion.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation, also known as sun or liver spots, is primarily caused by sun damage. The spots can become darker and even multiply as you get older.

Tips for Reducing the Look of Hyperpigmentation

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  • Exfoliating Cleansers – Cleansers with microbeads gently buff away the darkened top layers of skin.
  • Microdermabrasion Kit – Microdermabrasion kits are safe, at-home treatments similar to the expensive, exfoliating treatments offered by dermatologists.
  • Cleansing brush – Cleansing brushes are another great option that gently exfoliate skin to make it smoother and brighter.
  • Spot Treatments – Concentrated spot treatments with niacinamide and NAG (N-Acetyl Glucosamine) can help exfoliate the top layer of the skin and fade the look of hyperpigmentation.
  • Spot Fading Moisturizers – Reduce the look of brown spots with a moisturizer that contains a brightening complex to help fade the look of dark spots.

Tips for Preventing Hyperpigmentation

  • Avoid direct sunlight when possible during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sit under an umbrella or in the shade when you are outdoors.
  • Shade your face and scalp with a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every day. Broad spectrum filters out both UVA rays that lead to the signs of aging and UVB rays that cause sunburn.

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No it is not freckles at all,it's dark spots usually way bigger than a freckle and do not come naturally they come from sun exposure and cuts,scrapes and healed acne also cause it. It's not cute at all and it can happen anywhere on your body,not just the face.

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Isn't hyperpigmentation just another big word for "freckles?" I like my freckles. Why should I get rid of them.

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