Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin or nails due to a increase in the production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by prolonged sun exposure, skin inflammation and other injuries. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by acne.
Hyperpigmenation is more frequently found in people of Asian, East Indian, Mediterranean or African descent especially when exposed to excessive sun however, those with lighter skin can also suffer.
Fortunately hyperpigmentation can be treated successfully with the use of skin brighteners and lighteners. We strongly suggest using a all natural brightener rather than some that contain hydroqinone as they have been found to be gentler and safer for regular use.
Hyperpigmentation has been associated with a number of different skin afflictions including, but not limited to, Addisons and Cushings disease, Melasma, Linea Nigra, Tinea, Celiac Disease and more. If you have not consulted a physician about your hyperpigmentation we strongly suggest you do before starting any skin care regimen.