Beauty is about being comfortable in your skin.
If you’re worried about the dark spots on your face or your uneven skin tone, you should know that this can be treated without just having to layer on make-up.
Dark spots appear mainly when you’ve been over exposed to the sun, which results in the production of melanin (dark in colour and also known as pigment). When melanin is produced, it is sent to the skin surface to help prevent the skin from burning. The skin will appear darker because of increased melanin. Hormonal changes, ageing, scarring from acne breakouts, and even severe stress may also become the cause of hyperpigmentation.
Brightening products within the cosmetic industry have ingredients that help to block the production of pigmentation or help lift pigmentation from your skin.
Want to know how to reduce hyperpigmentation? Keep reading!
1. Sunscreen is an essential.
Like we always say, prevention is better than cure. The best way to avoid harmful effects and symptoms is to take preventative measures early on. We get pigmentation when we’re exposed to UV radiation, so the skin can get damaged and trigger inflammation. Applying sunscreen regularly is beneficial for a multitude of reasons, one of which is that it can prevent pigmentation before it starts. Remember: a stitch in time saves nine.
2. Visit a dermatologist.
Some skin pigmentation issues can be treated medically with a number of various procedures. Dermatologists may use laser, IPL or injections to lighten the skin or remove any dark spots. If you have pressing issues with discolouration or irregular pigmentation, it’s recommended that you visit a professional so that you can understand the root cause of the problem and select the best treatment for you.
3. Keep an eye out for products with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3).
Niacinamide prohibits the formation of melanin and contains anti-inflammatory properties. RACINNE’s Brightening Mask is rich with antioxidants and combines aloe vera with Lotus Callus extracts; ingredients which are recognised for their natural whitening properties.
Apply a thick layer to your skin after cleansing, particularly to affected areas, and allow it to absorb for 15 minutes. Use once or twice a week to see results.
4. Use brightening skincare products.
Creams such as RACINNE’S Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening Cream target hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones to help minimise dark spots. They are full of nutrients from extracts like aloe vera, lotus, and cucumber, which all have natural healing properties. When combined with key ingredients like Niacinamide and Vitamin E, they can be effective in helping you get healthier and brighter looking skin. The Lotus Callus Extract, which is the main ingredient in our Ultimate Aqua Blanc range, is especially effective for reduction of pigmentation.