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The Shocking Truth about Hyperpigmentation

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Seeing spots, are you?

The sun is the culprit in many cases of hyperpigmentation; however, what you probably don’t know is that UV rays aren’t the only cause of brown spots on the skin. Along with accumulative sun exposure, other causes of hyperpigmentation include: heat, pregnancy, birth control pills and menopause (because heat and hormones can cause an increase in melanin production).

To help resist dark spots, maintain healthy skincare practices that incorporate regular exfoliation and the daily use of a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more. It is possible for hyperpigmentation to darken; using sun protection is one way to prevent more pronounced spots. In addition to these preventive measures, apply a topical antioxidant to keep your skin thoroughly protected.

Author: Sara Kosmyna

I'm a freelance writer, makeup artist and brow expert with nearly ten years of professional experience in the beauty industry. Eating healthy, trying new beauty products and writing personal essays are a few of my favorite things. I can usually be found roaming the magazine aisles of bookstores or sitting at the café compulsively shopping online for shoes, books, clothes, and makeup. If I went to the gym as often as I talked about wanting to start exercising, I would have a 12-pack by now. I believe that having a good skincare regimen and expertly groomed eyebrows are two cornerstones to being naturally beautiful.

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for the informaton. When I was 46 I looked in the mirror one day and literally screamed. I had dark spots all over my skin! Why I hadn’t seen them before will never be known, but since then I have been on a crazy hunt for products to remove them. I have used glycolic acid up to 30%, but it didn’t remove them. I have always worn sunscreen. What I didn’t know was that menopause was the cause of my spots, along with cumulative exposure. So, I really do appreciate finding this out.

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