When I was doing my research on hyperpigmentation, I was surprised to know that this is a more common concern in a lot of women from different ethnic backgrounds. Coming from a South Asian background, I have learned that hyperpigmentation is more genetic than anything; although other factors such as sunrays, dehydration, and harsh chemicals also contribute to it. I have suffered from uneven skin tones ever since I can remember and with time, I have learned ways to treat it. Let’s be real here! There is no permanent way to get rid of hyperpigmentation here but we can use some steps to ensure it can be reduced over time. Here are some of the products I have been using that have made huge differences in my skin tone. The discoloration has gone down with the consistent use of these products. Keep reading them below to know what they are:
I can’t begin to praise this product. I apply it in my morning and night skincare routine. The product is made to specifically target hyperpigmentation and prevent melanin production (which is the cause of hyperpigmentation). The product contains Vitamin C which works toward brightening the complexion and reducing any uneven tones.
I was a little hesitant to try out a chemical exfoliator. When I actively started researching on chemical exfoliators, I learned that the chemicals in them are designed to break down the surface of your skin which thus allows the cells to regenerate and produce new skin cells to show a fresh and glowy skin. If you are looking to invest in a chemical exfoliator; look for the ones with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) as they are designed to target uneven skin tones. I personally love the Farmacy AHA Resurfacing Night Serum! It is made for all skin types and is a mixture of AHA and BHA. As a topper, the serum has hyaluronic acid which delivers extra hydration for dull skin. NOTE: Apply it not more than twice a week and wear sunscreen the next day (as the skin is at its most vulnerable stage).
One of the most common reasons for hyperpigmentation is dehydrated skin. Whether internal or external, hydration is key and can make all the positive difference in life. I recently starting using Mediheal Hydrating Masks and they have been helping my skin stay hydrated.
I don’t have any fancy sunscreen because Neutrogena works wonders for me. I have literally been using this for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those products I will buy over and over again. Sunscreen is crucial to making sure your skin doesn’t get burns from intense sun rays. When I spoke with a Toronto based esthetician some weeks ago, she briefed me that sun marks show in your 40s. So If I am not wearing sunscreen now, the burns or sun effects will show up in my 40s. I can’t emphasize enough on this. Sunscreen should be in your must-have products vanity.
So this is how I treat my hyperpigmentation. It’s unreal to see the difference the products have made on my skin. Do you guys have any recommendations or thoughts? Leave them in the comments below!
NOTE: None of these products are sponsored. The opinions are solely my own.