Found: The 15 Best Hyperpigmentation Treatments
As frustrating and stubborn as it may be, hyperpigmentation, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, is exceptionally common. And though causes can differ (you can hold everything from genetics to sun exposure to hormonal changes to acne responsible), hyperpigmentation is technically defined as a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin due to an excess of melanin. Life or death? No. Annoying? Absolutely.
Treatments of hyperpigmentation vary, and depending on the severity, we recommend seeing a dermatologist for a consultation and customized healing plan. That said, even though in-office procedures and treatments like lasers or prescriptions can reap some benefit (as can increased SPF use so spots don’t darken further), making strategic additions to your skincare routine and product lineup can do wonders for issues of hyperpigmentation too.
As celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau explains here, results obviously won’t happen overnight, and patience will be key, but by protecting your skin with a great SPF formula every single day, adding exfoliating formulas to physically break up pigmentation (these will generally involve acids), and choosing products with specific ingredients to help brighten and fade discoloration, hyperpigmentation can often be alleviated over time. To get the show on the road and because we’re always dreaming of bright, clear, and ultra-even skin, we scoured the internet to find 15 of the top-rated hyperpigmentation treatments our fellow skincare aficionados swear by for real results. Keep scrolling!