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Preventing and Treating Hyperpigmentation

I get asked a lot about hyperpigmentation. How can we prevent it and how can we treat it if we do get it?

Well, fear not, I am here to tell you all the basics you need to know about hyperpigmentation.



WHAT IS IT?

Hyperpigmentation is when certain skin cells produce too much melanin in attempt to protect the skin from sun damage. It can also occur with hormone fluctuations too. The melanin clumps together and causes dark patches in the skin which can be seen as freckles, age spots or even larger patches of darkened skin.


HOW DO WE PREVENT IT?


SUN PROTECTION

I think if you have been following me for a while now you will know my obsession with sun protection. What we need to remember is that the melanin in our skin is there to protect us from potential damage from UV ra