What Are The 7 Causes Of Hyperpigmentation?

When it comes to clear, glowing skin, hyperpigmentation comes in the way. It is a condition where you develop dark patches or spots on your skin resulting in uneven skin tone. Using makeup to cover up the dark patches is not a long-term solution. A holistic approach to hyperpigmentation is knowing the root cause and using appropriate skincare products for a positive difference. So, what leads to hyperpigmentation?

1. UV Rays

Excessive exposure to the sun is not healthy for your skin. It is among the most skin-damaging environmental factors. Sunlight acts as a trigger for uneven skin pigmentation, and the harmful UV rays may even lead to other skin troubles. Using SPF products is of utmost importance to protect your skin from sun damage.

Clinical Repair/Protect SPF 30- Day Emulsion - A highly potent formula combines the advanced antioxidant complexes with marine enzymes designed to quench free radical assault and protects your skin from environmental damage. It is a must-have in your skincare kit. Use as a day moisturizer that not only protects but also restores the health of the skin.

Prevent + Protect SPF30 Broad Spectrum This is fragrance-free, paraben-free and lightweight sun protector that delivers a sheer finish and absorbs quickly. This broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against both UVA & UVB rays and the combination of Micronized Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate is transparent, leaving no residue or film on the skin. Hyaluronic Acid will encourage hydration and improve texture and tone, while antioxidants aid in fighting free radicals.  Formulated for daily use, this sunscreen absorbs quickly into the skin, allowing it to be worn alone or underneath makeup.

Optimum Elixir Day Repair - Brimming with the goodness of antioxidants, like alpha-lipoic acid and vitamins A, C, and E, this day repair elixir comes with SPF 30 for sun protection. It is lightweight and non-oily and works wonders when it comes to reducing dark spots.

DNA R&R Serum - For ultimate protection from UV-induced skin damage, use our DNA R&R Serum. One of the strongest antioxidant EUK 134, a mimetic of superoxide dismutase and catalase, forming a self-regenerating antioxidant molecule that scavenges superoxide free radicals and offer round-the-clock protection from UV-induced DNA damage and proven to stop and reverse the signs of past damage.

2. Blue Light

Blue light emitted from electronic devices causes a lot of harm to your skin. It penetrates deep into your skin, resulting in free radical damage responsible for skin aging. If you have the habit of using your phone before bedtime, it also compromises your beauty sleep. So, the visible fine lines, dark patches, and spots may be blue light-induced damage. Bio-Barrier Blue Light and Pollution Defense Dew provides much-needed antioxidant protection from screen time.

3. Hormones

Melasma is a common skin pigmentation disorder that leaves you with gray or brown patches on the skin. The forehead, cheeks, bridge of the nose, and upper lip are the most common areas where you may develop melasma. Changes in the body’s hormonal balance are a major reason for this skin condition.

Clinical Advanced Phyto Lotion - This light lotion mimics your hormones’ positive effects by boosting elasticity, smoothness, and hydration. The unique blend of skin-loving ingredients will fight hormone-induced skin pigmentation or melasma.

Clinical Advanced Lightening Serum - Formulated with powerful lightening agents that reduce the melanin sediment in your skin to restore its natural tone. For best results, use in PM.

4. Aging

Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin are common skin concerns most people face. Add uneven skin pigmentation or hyperpigmentation to the list. Combined with sun exposure, aging is a major contributor to unwanted uneven skin tone or dark patches. 3X Bio-Exfoliating Serum This serum will resurface, retexture, and refine the skin increasing the cell turnover rate without irritation, inflammation, or peeling. Excellent for age management and acne prone skin. Azelaic acid will brighten the skin.

Clinical Complex-A Renewal Emulsion - This highly concentrated Vitamin A emulsion works toward reducing signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. It also targets blotchy skin tones. Include it in your PM skincare routine for rejuvenation.

5. Heat

Heat is another common cause of hyperpigmentation or dark spots. When you are exposed to excessive heat, melanin production is stimulated. When you are using a hairdryer, are outdoors, or attending a hot yoga class, the excessive heat your skin is exposed to may lead to hyperpigmentation.

Cell-White De-Mela Lotion - The lotion is specially formulated for hot climates and reduces melanocyte activity, therefore preventing hyperpigmentation. 2-4 weeks application is recommended before heading to a hot climate.

Optimum Elixir Day Repair - The advanced skincare product helps you maintain healthy, younger-looking skin. It aids DNA self-repair and provides protection from heat-induced skin pigmentation.

6. Inflammation

Skin irritation or damage caused by acne, burns, allergic reactions, and eczema result in post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Appropriate topical regimens can treat this type of hyperpigmentation.

Clinical Complex-C Serum - Combining the power of Vitamin C with other miracle skincare ingredients like Green Tea Extract and Beta Glucan, this serum restores your skin’s dermal structure and increases epidermal thickness. Take a small amount mand dab around the pigmented areas, AM and PM, for evenly toned skin.

Cell-White Lightening Emulsion. Enriched with skin lightening performance compounds, this acid-free formula effectively prevents tyrosinase action and the resulting hyperpigmentation or brown spots. Use over the entire face as a moisturizer to lighten and brighten the skin tone.

7. Glycation

Glycation is a non-enzymatic reaction between proteins and sugars in your body that contributes to visible signs of aging, like wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.

Clinical Advanced Antioxidant Cream - It is a gentle, moisturizing formula packed with ingredients that work on the negative effects of glycation along with addressing oxidative stress damage.

Clinical Complex-C Serum - The serum reduces the wrinkles and fine lines while giving you evenly toned, smooth skin. Take a look at our online store for other skincare products targeting different skin concerns.