If the appearance of dark spots or dark patches of skin are making you unhappy, you are not alone. Hyperpigmentation is a common concern for adults with all types of skin tones. While it is a harmless condition, it can cause people anxiety about the way they look and feel about themselves. The good news is there are a variety of safe, effective and natural skincare treatments that can ease the look of hyperpigmentation.
At Charette Cosmetics, we can help you find the best product for your needs, so you can discover how to treat hyperpigmentation based on your skin tone.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
At the root of hyperpigmentation is “pigmentation,” which refers to the color of your skin. The amount of melanin in your skin is what makes your skin tone lighter or darker. Melanin is a specialized skin cell made up of melanocytes. The more melanocytes, the darker the skin because darker skin makes pigment more readily than lighter skin.
Changes in melanin production can be triggered by a variety of things like hormones, autoimmune conditions, medications, genetics and sun exposure. And even the smallest injury to skin like acne, cuts, blisters or bug bites may result in hyperpigmentation because the skin cells (keratinocytes) that hold melanocytes release pigment below the surface of the skin that is visible to the eye.
Hyperpigmentation can appear as small freckles, sun spots, liver spots and age spots or as larger areas of darkened skin. In contrast to hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation is the appearance of light spots and depigmentation is white spots or patches.
Treating Hyperpigmentation In Different Skin Tones
People with lighter skin tones produce less melanin, so treating hyperpigmentation with the adverse risk of triggering overproduction of melanin is lower. However, lighter skin tones are more susceptible to form dark spots as a result sun damage and scarring may be more visible.
People with darker skin are naturally more prone to dark spots since the skin is already producing melanin, which is what gives it a darker tone. Since things like hormones, sun exposure or inflammation/injury trigger an increase in melanin production, darker skin is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. This means the products you use to treat hyperpigmentation need to be gentle enough on your skin so they do not inflame it. Otherwise you might experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, an unwanted paradoxical effect.
At Charette Cosmetics, we have innovative skincare products suited to safely treat hyperpigmentation for all skin types. They are powerful enough for wonderful results on dark or light skin tones, yet gentle enough not to cause trauma or harmful side effects. Incorporating our products into your daily skincare routine will reveal a more radiant, even complexion for every skin tone.
Here are a few tips for how to treat hyperpigmentation based on your skin tone:
Treat Underlying Conditions
Since some common skin conditions can contribute to hyperpigmentation, it is important to address the underlying reason so you can slow down or stop the appearance of new dark spots. For example, if acne is causing dark spots, addressing your breakouts is an important step. If you believe medication is causing your hyperpigmentation, it is important to speak with your doctor.
Cleanse and Exfoliate
Perfect for treating acne and hyperpigmentation, using a gentle cleanser with an exfoliating property helps to shed dead skin cells more quickly and promote turnover of new skin. Plus, easing acne will keep new dark spots from forming.
Illuminate + Purify Exfoliating Cleanser's ingredients are gentle, help smooth facial skin, and strengthen the skin's natural barrier. A combination of 2% Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid aids in unclogging pores, opening clogged pores, and removing surface oils.
Use Sunscreen Daily
Since harsh UV rays can cause sun spots and hyperpigmentation, wearing sunscreen every day, all year long is a must. Over time, sun exposure tends to be one of the top reasons for hyperpigmentation.
Protecting the delicate skin on your face from the sun’s harsh UV rays is an important part of every skincare routine. Protect + Preserve is a lightweight, gentle sunscreen with SPF 50 for superior protection and supple, smooth skin. It helps to visibly brighten areas of blemishes and discoloration because it contains niacinamide, a clinically preferred form of VitaminB3 that aids in your skins’ protein production.
A chemical peel is an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation that works on all skin types and skin tones. It gradually removes cells in the epidermis that contain excess melanin. When it comes to treating pigmentation, Charette Cosmetics offers the most advanced, prescription-strength chemical peel for your desired results.
Our signature Level II MelanX Chemical Peel is a complete skin-lightening system designed to help penetrate deep into the skin. This process lifts and lightens unwanted dark spots and evens out skin tone.
To ensure optimal results, this at-home chemical peel is done virtually with one of our trained licensed medical professionals. After purchasing the product, you will be guided through a virtual evaluation to make sure this product is ideal for your skin type and skincare goals. From start to finish, we will guide you through every step to radiant, renewed skin.
Pigmentation Pack From Morning Until Night
From the moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, we have skincare products that work together around the clock to give you optimal benefits that ease hyperpigmentation resulting in a brighter, more even complexion and renewed confidence.
For an effective skincare routine that focuses on easing pigmentation concerns, the Pigmentation Pack is an ideal choice with six products to suit your needs. It can be used as part of your daytime and nighttime regimen.
This pack includes:
- Illuminate + Purify Exfoliating Cleanser
- Activate + Tone Antioxidant Mist
- Nourish + Soften Moisturizer
- Perfect + Preserve Sheer SPF 50
- Brighten + Enlighten Prescription Pads
- Rejuvenate + Reverse Retinol Serum
Why Choose Charette Cosmetics for Hyperpigmentation
Charette Cosmetics brings a whole new approach to the world of cosmetic treatments including products designed to ease the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Our innovative techniques and tailored approach allow us to address your skin concerns, enhancing and revitalizing your self-confidence. Our medical-grade skincare products work to protect and treat your skin, revealing the most beautiful version of yourself. For your convenience, we offer Shop Pay and Google Pay. Shop our lineup of natural products online or connect with us on socials to see amazing skin transformations from real customers.