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HYPERPIGMENTATION

HYPERPIGMENTATION

by: SANA MRAD//

Hyperpigmentation can be caused by sun damage, inflammation or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. People with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation.

TREATMENT
Hydrochloride. Hydroquinone was the most commonly prescribed hyperpigmentation treatment along with lasers and dermabrasion.

Skin lighteners have been around for a long time but these days more people are finding uses for these products to help with common skin conditions like age spots, acne scars and melasma.

Hydroquinone is known to reduce hyperpigmentation but there are also many concerns regarding its safety. Fortunately, in the past few years, more natural alternatives have started to come up and it’s now very easy to find high quality products from reputable brands. While we appreciate the industry’s push towards natural ingredients, it’s becoming more difficult to decipher which ingredients actually work. Some of the skin lightening ingredients we preferred were natural extracts such as arbutin, kojic acid, niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and bearberry. Most of these ingredients are tolerable by the majority of skin types and don’t have the same side effects of hydroquinone.

Top pigmentation cream:

 

* full coverage concealer

 

* camouflage makeup for hyperpigmentation:

 

* full coverage foundation/concealer:

 

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