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Having hyperpigmentation is a bothersome situation specially if you’re a beauty conscious type of person. It might affect your self-confidence and disposition in life.
Hyperpigmentation is a disorder of the skin by which certain areas become unevenly dark, discolored, and patchy. There are various causes of hyperpigmentation, including overexposure to the sun; sun damage; heredity; picking at the skin; hormonal changes; certain medications such as antibiotics, hormone treatments and antiseizure drugs; and inflammation and skin injuries such as acne vulgaris.
HOW TO PREVENT HYPERPIGMENTATION
Wearing a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 daily and avoiding sun exposure is crucial in preventing hyperpigmentation. Be mindful that discoloration is also in dead surface cells so it is imperative to exfoliate regularly to slough off the build-up, which will help minimize hyperpigmentation. However, stick with mild exfoliants and light peels as opposed to their stronger, more abrasive counterparts since overdoing it can actually aggravate hyperpigmentation and defeat the purpose of exfoliation.
Unfortunately there is no ‘cure’ for hyperpigmentation as in there is no magic pill or cure in a jar that can make it completely disappear. The good news is there are options to treat this condition by lightening the appearance of it.
Treatment of hyperpigmentation may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, azelaic acid, ascorbic acid, tretinoin (Retinol), topical glucocorticoids, and licorice extract.
If you wish to treat hyperpigmentation naturally and effectively – without the use of harsh, chemical-laden products – then try the herbal clay skin brightening mask shared by FrugallySustainable. This skin brightening facial mask uses ingredients that include Fuller’s Earth Clay, sandalwood powder, lemon peel powder, and licorice root powder, vitamin C powder, aloe vera powder, green tea extract powder, any combination of lemon, sandalwood, cedarwood, neroli, and/or lavender essential oils, rose hydrosol, lavender hydrosol, cucumber hydrosol, lemon hydrosol, aloe vera juice, yogurt, raw honey, and water.
FrugallySustainable has a great tutorial on how to make skin brightening mask. Go check the tutorial here…