For people with skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis and burn marks, hyperpigmentation can be a major concern.
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition where patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin because of an excess of melanin (the pigments that give skin its colour) deposited in the skin .
According to the American Academy of Dermatology , many everyday things can trigger extra melanin production in the skin, such as skin irritation or when the skin clears of conditions like psoriasis. This kind of skin discolouration is especially visible in people of colour .
Here are our top tips to deal with hyperpigmentation:
1 - Soothing and Nourishing Skin Moisturisation
According to an article on Everyday Health , boosting cell turnover i.e. skin generation can aid combating skin pigmentation issues and prevent further damage to the skin from things such as the sun's UV rays. SootheSkin's Atlantic Kelp & Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream effectively moisturises the skin and is rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help fight skin damage.
2 - Use an effective clinically proven skin brightening treatment
Many whitening creams and treatments exist on the market, but clinically proven whitening ingredients can also be added to products such as oils to brighten and regenerate the skin at the same time.
SootheSkin's Healing Facial Oil contains a patented ingredient called Chromabright™ molecule that is clinically proven to safely show decreased hyperpigmented areas by up to 75% (0.5% molecule) after 60 days use. Furthermore, the molecule reduces melanogenesis (production of melanin pigments) similar to hydroquinone, but safely. The oil can even be used to target problem areas such as burn marks selectively by applying a few drops daily for an extended period (30 or 60 days) to even out skin pigmentation.
3 - Minimise future skin damage
To prevent future skin discolouration from UV rays, people recommend applying generous amounts of UVA and UVB sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or greater. However, choosing the right time to expose your skin to sunlight and wearing protective hats and capes that reflect harmful UV rays can provide effective prevention against sun-induced hyperpigmentation.