Lighten your complexion with these dermatologist-recommended products for hyperpigmentation.
Skin hyperpigmentation, also referred to as dark spots or age spots, can affect anyone for a variety of reasons. While these spots are generally harmless, they are a cosmetic nuisance and can lead to quality of life issues for those who have them. If you have stubborn dark spots on your skin that just won’t seem to go away, you’re not alone. There are many skin lightening treatment products available that can help lighten and even out your complexion for a radiant and youthful glow.
Hyperpigmentation goes by many names and has many different causes, including heredity, pregnancy, exposure to the sun and your skin’s natural inflammation response. These spots occur when special skin cells called melanocytes are stimulated to produce excess melanin. These cells are not distributed evenly throughout your skin, so when melanin is produced it tends to clump together in spots. When you’re exposed to the sun and haven’t put on sunscreen, melanocytes produce melanin to defend the skin against UV damage. Melanocytes can also be stimulated to produce excess melanin in other ways, such as post-acne inflammation and hormone-related melasma, which is common during pregnancy.
Products that contain ingredients like vitamin C can help to actively brighten your complexion and even out your skin tone. For particularly stubborn dark spots, hydroquinone treatment products can actually help inhibit melanin production in the skin. It’s also important to include an effective broad spectrum sunscreen in any skin lightening treatment regimen, because even minimal sun exposure increases melanin production. We recommend Obagi skin care products as the gold standard for hydroquinone-based hyperpigmentation therapy, topical vitamin C serums and sunscreen products.
At LovelySkin, we know that it can be difficult to find the best skin lightening products for your needs, and that’s why our Customer Care Team is available to help. They can make individualized recommendations based on your specific skin care concerns, so you’ll know you’re starting a regimen that yields the results you want. Browse our wide selection of hyperpigmentation products to learn more about these effective treatments, and visit the LovelySkin blog and Video section for a wealth of skin care advice and beauty tips.