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Hyperpigmentation facial treatment

How to Create a Skincare Routine For Hyperpigmentation and Even Discolored Skin

Anyone who has hyperpigmentation (dark spots) knows how challenging they can be to even out. And as much as we try, it’s hard not to let uneven skin lower our confidence. We might feel insecure about our complexion, and not know how to fix the issue. The good news? Making a few changes to your skincare routine for hyperpigmentation is an easy first step. 

We’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about hyperpigmentation so you can put your best face forward.

So what exactly is hyperpigmentation?

Do you ever notice darker spots or patches on your skin? That’s what’s known as hyperpigmentation.

These skin pigments can look brown, black, gray, red, or pink, and appear as patchy or spotted marks on the skin. They can vary in size and develop anywhere on your face or body.

Types and causes of hyperpigmentation

There are three main types of hyperpigmentation:

    • Age (or sun) spots — these usually show up in people who spend a lot of time in the sun or outdoors, or in older adults.
    • Melasma — this type is more common in women with medium to darker complexions, usually when they are pregnant or taking birth control pills.
  • Post-inflammatory — these affect people suffering from inflammation or trauma to the skin (like acne or injuries).

  • As you can see, different types of hyperpigmentation could have different origins. But there are a few more worth mentioning.

    The most common causes of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Sun exposure — The more sun your skin is exposed to, the more melanin (skin pigment) it produces.
  • Skin inflammation — Inflammation or trauma to the skin (like skin injuries, eczema, or even acne) could trigger hyperpigmentation.
  • Melasma — Hormonal changes can cause darker patches of skin, especially during pregnancy. 
  • Reactions to drug use — Some chemicals in skincare products along with certain medications (like ones used to treat malaria or depression) can cause discolored spots.
  • Medical conditions — Some conditions (like hemochromatosis, a disorder caused by too much iron) can trigger hyperpigmentation.

    Now that we understand why hyperpigmentation happens, how do we fix it? Skincare to the rescue!

    What’s the best skincare routine for hyperpigmentation?

    Avoiding it altogether isn’t always possible, but you can learn how to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Here are some inside tips for perfecting your skincare routine for hyperpigmentation:

    1)  Use specific products for hyperpigmentation

    Not all skincare is created equal, and not all products work well with hyperpigmented skin. So the first step in mastering a skincare routine for hyperpigmentation is knowing which products work with our sensitive complexions — not against them.

    To help treat discoloration, here are a few products you’ll want to add to your skincare routine:

  • BB Cream — If cakey foundations aren’t your thing, BB creams are a fantastic way to cover hyperpigmentation on the face while also moisturizing your skin and adding an extra layer of sun protection.

  • Dark Spots Corrector — Combining ingredients like niacinamide and HA help brighten the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • 2) Apply your products in the right order

    Did you know the order you apply your skincare products matters? 

    Most dermatologists say that applying your products in the correct order can impact your skin’s ability to soak up your skincare and experience the most benefits. 

    So what’s the right order? A good rule is to start with the thinnest products and work your way up to the thickest. 

    With that in mind, your routine should look something like this:

    1. Cleanser (we love the embody One & Done Oil Cleanser)
    2. Sunscreen (daytime only)
    3. Moisturizer 
    4. Facial oils or heavy serums

    While we’re on the topic of skincare steps…

    3) Always protect your skin

    It’s no secret that sunscreen (or SPF) is critical in preventing skin cancer and premature aging, but it’s also important for keeping hyperpigmentation under control.

    The sun’s UV rays practically light a fire under your melanocytes (these are pigment-producing cells) and kick them into overdrive. Wearing SPF daily helps pump the brakes on pigment overproduction — keeping dark spots and discoloration off your skin. 

    In other words, no skincare routine for hyperpigmentation is complete without this protective beauty staple.

    4) Support your skin from within

    We all know the saying: you are what you eat. Introducing the right supplements to your routine can feed your skin and give it a beautiful glow.

    My secret weapon for fighting hyperpigmentation from the inside? That powerful, little protein we mentioned earlier: collagen

    The amino acids in collagen reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars. It also helps new tissue form, allowing your skin to heal itself naturally.

    Forever Beaumore’s Collagen Beauty Drink uses Japanese beauty technology and complexion-boosting ingredients to protect and brighten skin while slowing down visible signs of aging. 

    Take that, hyperpigmentation! 

    Say goodbye to discoloration with Forever Beaumore!

    Building a skincare routine for hyperpigmentation won’t deliver results overnight. 

    Remember to trust the process and be patient. If you stay consistent and stick to our tips, you’ll be kissing hyperpigmentation goodbye before you know it. 

    When you have timeless beauty solutions with ancient roots on your side, there's no skin issue you can't conquer.

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