Hyperpigmentation happens when your skin produces too much melanin, the naturally occurring pigment in your skin. It results in darkened areas of skin that can vary in size and color. Though it’s a difficult skin condition to treat, effective, over-the-counter solutions for hyperpigmentation do exist.
What does hyperpigmentation look like?
Most commonly, hyperpigmentation looks like small, flat circles or blotches on the face that are shades darker than your natural skin color and make your skin tone appear uneven.
How long does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?
Most forms of hyperpigmentation like dark spots and acne marks will fade over time with the right treatment. It’s important to stick to your skincare routine, and though time may vary by product, our best face serum for dark spots is clinically tested to give you a more even skin tone in just 8 weeks!
Causes of hyperpigmentation
The leading cause of hyperpigmentation is overexposure to sun or sun damage, though hormonal changes and even certain medications can also be contributing factors. Freckles, melasma, acne scars, dark spots and age spots are all forms of hyperpigmentation. Consult a dermatologist who can properly diagnose your specific type of hyperpigmentation.
Best products for hyperpigmentation
In addition to wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day, the best skincare products for hyperpigmentation are formulated with ingredients like niacinamide, known to help fade dark spots, and vitamin C, which helps visibly improve skin clarity. To instantly and flawlessly cover up dark spots, melasma and other types of discoloration, look for color-correcting makeup like our best-selling CC+ Cream.