If you’re as into skincare as we are, you’ve probably heard of hyperpigmentation. But for those of you who don’t know, hyperpigmentation is a harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker than the skin surrounding it. It occurs when skin produces too much melanin (which gives our skin and hair color) and it deposits in the skin.
Whether your spots come in the form of scarring from past breakouts, freckles, the sun, eczema, or psoriasis, it all falls under the category of hyperpigmentation. And the bad news? The deeper that hyperpigmentation is, the tougher it is to treat, which means that it’s important to nip it in the bud (figuratively and literally, ha) before it gets out of control.
Okay, now here’s the fun stuff. When it comes to hyperpigmentation, it’s important to work on prevention before it hits hard and treatment once it’s made its way onto your skin.
To prevent it, it’s essential to get regular facials, wear mineral sunscreen (opt for one with ingredients like zinc or titanium dioxide) every single day, and use a serum like Potency No. 710’s Gold Face Serum. Infused with antioxidant-packed Hemp Oil, it works around the clock to fight redness, acne, and pesky pigmentation. The best part? It absorbs into the skin without clogging pores – all while providing the most gorgeous glow. We’ve experienced hyper-pigmentation firsthand, so we made sure to create products infused with ingredients to fade pigmentation (which many other CBD hemp products don’t have). Want to know more, Redness, acne scars and hyper pigmentation: Why CBD is the newest and best in anti-aging skincare
When it comes to treatment for hyperpigmentation, we have a few recommendations. First, scrub away! Whether it’s a chemical peel or an at-home facial scrub, it’s important to get rid of dead skin as much as possible. Go the extra mile by using a facial cleanser that exfoliates at the same time. Our Filthy Face Cleanser not only absorbs oil but it also exfoliates the skin at the same time (it’s made with super-potent magnetic activated charcoal). It’s gentle and non-toxic and you can use it everyday – woohoo. We also recommend our Buying Time Masque, which plumps, perfects, and rejuvenates skin from within. It literally reduces the signs of aging in minutes. Last but definitely not least? Try Microneedling. If you’re not on the Microneedling bandwagon yet, jump on that train now. Microneedling not only helps renew cells faster and get skin that’s not hyperpigmented ready to shine, but it also makes tiny holes in the skin, allowing product to work faster and stronger. It’s offered by most dermatologists so check with yours to see if he or she offers it (trust us – once you try it, you won’t look back).
While hyperpigmentation is common – especially as the skin ages, it doesn’t have to affect the overall look of your skin. Try the products and treatments recommended above to prevent and treat hyperpigmentation and your skin will look flawless in no time. If you have any questions on treating hyperpigmentation, share them with us in the comment section below – as always, we’re here to help.
The Potency No. 710 Team