4 Expert Tips to Eliminate Hyperpigmentation
Everybody desires flawless skin, men, and women alike. So, when hyperpigmentation occurs, most people will do everything they can to get rid of it. Hyperpigmentation is the occurrence of patches of dark skin that often result from external factors, such as overexposure to sunlight. Spa facials can help reduce the appearance of these dark patches and help you regain your confidence.
At Beaute Therapies, we offer several types of facials and peels, including the EOS Peel, which helps by lightening hyper-pigmentation and brown spots for a bright radiant complexion. We recommend getting a gentle peel once every month, but in between your peels, there are things you can do on your own to reduce the appearance of unbecoming dark spots. In this article, we share some of the most effective strategies from our experts.
Buy the Right Moisturizer
A good way to keep hyperpigmentation away is by keeping your skin moisturized. Additionally, a good moisturizer will protect the skin from damaging sun rays. While there are several OTC moisturizers that replenish the skin, certain moisturizers contain ingredients that are better at addressing the problem. So, the next time you need to stock up, make sure the product has the following ingredients:
- Hyaluronic acid
These ingredients will help the brightening ingredients within the moisturizer work better.
Buy Medically Prescribed Products
Over-the-counter skincare products may not work for everyone. If you have troubling dark spots that will not completely go away with OTC products and facials at Beaute Therapies, we recommend trying your hand at prescription products. For example, prescription-strength hydroquinone is one of the most effective ways to get rid of hyperpigmentation. You will work with your dermatologist to ensure the product does not cause adverse effects, as prescription-strength hydroquinone can make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
Get a Chemical Peel
As previously stated, chemicals peels can completely get rid of hyperpigmentation. For individuals who are not seeing results with OTC products, prescription products, or even spa facials, a chemical peel is a more aggressive and sometimes more effective solution.
It’s important to note that chemical peels are not for everyone. Individuals with darker skin may experience a darkening after the treatment. Additionally, if you have a history of skin complications, such as scarring and skin sensitivity, a chemical peel may not be right for you. Visit Beaute Therapies to learn about our many peeling options. When you speak with one of our specialists, we will take your current situation and past skin complications into account to determine the right chemical peel for you.
Apply Preventative Strategies
Once you finally get rid of that hyperpigmentation that has made you self-conscious for years, take steps to prevent it from ever coming back. There are many ways to do this, but the best way is to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. This means your sunscreen must have an SPF of 30 or higher. Don’t skip this even on cloudy days. Make a habit of applying sunscreen whenever you leave the house. The only time you don’t need it is at night.
Other ways to prevent hyperpigmentation from returning is to apply acne medication if you are prone to acne scars and use bug sprays to prevent bites, which can lead to scarring when people scratch them. Finally, stop using any product that your skin is even remotely sensitive to, as irritation can lead to hyperpigmentation.
Contact Beaute Therapies
We hope these strategies will help remove the unsightly dark patches on your skin. While applying these strategies, don’t forget that facials and, for some, chemical peels are two effective solutions to reduce or completely eliminate the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Schedule your next appointment at Beaute Therapies or come in for a free consultation. Contact us or call (978)890-7122 in Essex, MA.