I get asked so so much about how to treat hyperpigmentation and I have to be honest and say it can be a long process. The main thing that we need to focus on is gentle exfoliation and protection. However, there are so many causes and types of pigmentation it's not always that simple.
The main causes of hyperpigmentation are UV light, trauma to the skin (such as waxing, cuts, burns, acne, piercing etc), medication, stress and hormones.
There are also different types of hyperpigmentation as well including melasma, chloasma, freckles, post inflammatory pigmentation and moles (to name a few).
So when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation it can be a bit tricky as we need to (ideally) identify the main cause of it if there is something that you're doing that could be further aggravating it.
Either way, here is my step-by-step guide on treating hyperpigmentation...
STEP 1 - BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH ME
One of the best ways to treat hyperpigmentation is by using the Nimue Skin Technology products designed for hyperpigmented skins. As Nimue is a derma cosmeceutical product, we do need to have a consultation first to check the products are right for your skin. We can also have a chat about potential causes and design a treatment plan to help fade the pigmentation.
STEP 2 - USE HOMECARE DESIGNED TO TREAT HYPERPIGMENTED SKIN TYPES
The Nimue Skin Technology fader range is designed specifically to target hyperpigmented skins. It also not only works to lighten pigmentation, but it also is designed to create a more even skin tone too.
When it comes to treating pigmentation, we want to use products with specific ingredients to treat it. Less is most definitely more and we ideally want to avoid anything that will over stimulate the skin - such as face scrubs, strong facial treatments etc. This could potentially lead to further pigmentation.
Nimue products work in a very active but controlled way to get an effective result without overstimulating the skin using ingredients combined together to give a 'triple action approach'. These include Ligand peptide to brighten the skin, diglucosyl gallic acid to inhibit ROS production, reduce redness and helps to block melanin synthesis and also octadecenedioic acid to reduce inflammation and brighten the skin too.
STEP 3 - HAVE FACIAL TREATMENTS THAT ARE TARGETED TOWARDS LIGHTENING AND BRIGHTENING THE SKIN GENTLY
I love glycolic peels to gently reduce hyperpigmentation and brighten the skin (along with many other benefits).
If you can't get into the clinic for treatments, thats not to worry, there are still some great treatments that you can do at home as well.
The Thermoflash Peel is an amazing treatment that is performed at home. It's very simple to do and yet provides some really effective results.
Doing a facial yourself at home every few weeks will help to improve your skin tone and complexion. These at home treatments combined with the correct homecare can show some great improvement when treating hyperpigmentation.
I hope you have found this useful. If you would like to start your skincare plan with me, why not book an online consultation here and get started on your new skincare journey.
Thank you so much for reading,