So, what is hyperpigmentation?
It’s the discolouration of the skin, from sun damage, damage from picking pimples and getting scars, hormone changes (common in pregnancy aka the pregnancy mask), heat trauma or freckles.
And how do you get it?
Excessive sun exposure is the number one cause here in Australia but it’s also caused by an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin it’s colour. It’s produced by skin cells called melanocytes.
How do you manage hyperpigmentation?
The best way to manage your hyperpigmentation is to use a Vitamin C serum and Zinc oxide SPF every single morning!! No matter the weather!! EVERY DAMN DAY!
BRIGHT is our resident vitamin c serum. She is a powerfully potent antioxidant rich serum, that will help prevent uneven skin tone, promote a bright and glowy complexion and will even hydrate your skin! She is a must have in every face care routine!
Why use a vitamin c serum?
Because vitamin c is more effective in protecting the skin from free radical damage and inflammation that causes hyperpigmentation.
The best type of SPF?
For hyperpigmentation you want to be using a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide being the main active ingredient. A physical sunscreen creates a barrier over your skin protecting it from the harsh UVA and UVB rays. zinc oxide helps to lightening dark spots thus fading your hyperpigmentation while protecting your skin from the sun.
And there you have it, the two best ways to manage your pesky hyperpigmentation! Now go and reapply your SPF, cutie.