Hyperpigmentation: The Sun’s Role And What You Can Do About It?

While many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors soaking up the warmth during the summer months, it’s important to understand how all that sun affects your skin. The sun can cause hyperpigmentation because exposure to UV rays triggers your skin to produce more melanin. This is why sun exposure leads to tanning — and why it causes sun spots and worsens existing hyperpigmentation.

Key Products For Hyperpigmentation

If you’re struggling with sun spots, melasma, or other forms of hyperpigmentation, you don’t just have to live with it. Today’s advanced skin care products can help minimize the appearance of sun-related hyperpigmentation to give you more even-toned, youthful-looking skin. Here are a few of our favorite products to combat this issue.

Chemical Peels

Chemicals peels work on hyperpigmentation by exfoliating your skin on a deep level to remove dry, damaged skin and reveal the newer, more even-toned skin underneath. The SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel contains 10 percent phenylethyl resorcinol, 14 percent lactic acid, and 14 percent salicylic acid for an intensive treatment that can dramatically lighten hyperpigmentation.

Face Serum

A high-potency face serum used on a regular basis can make a big different in age spots and other hyperpigmentation. One of the best products out there for this is SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense. With active ingredients like tranexamic acid, kojic acid, vitamin B3, and HEPES, this serum has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of discoloration and brown spots by approximately 60 percent when applied twice a day for 12 weeks.

Sun Protection

When it comes to hyperpigmentation of the skin, the best offense is a good defense. Protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays can keep existing hyperpigmentation from getting worse and prevent additional sun spots. Physical sunscreens, such as SkinCeuticals Matte UV Defense SPF 50, are mineral based and work by physically blocking the sun’s rays. This matte formula delivers a shine-free finish that’s perfect for daily use and is suitable for most skin types.

If you’re ready to start protecting your skin from sun exposure and treating any hyperpigmentation and discoloration you may already have, contact us at Eye for Beauty Aesthetics to find out more about our treatments and products that can help you reveal your best skin.

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