Hyperpigmentation is, as the name suggests, an excess of pigment in the skin. It is mostly associated with sun exposure, but can also involve other factors, from stress to hormonal changes. It means that there is some inflammatory process going on and our skin is creating a defense by producing more melanin to protect itself.
What types of hyperpigmentation are there?
O melasma é one of the most common forms of primary hyperpigmentation. It is intrinsically linked to sun exposurebut can also occur due to hormonal changes (menopause, pregnancy, thyroid problems, use of some oral contraceptives) or even stressful situations e use of certain cosmetics. And it is suspected that not only exposure to ultraviolet radiation is harmful to melasma, but also exposure to blue light. Women between the ages of 20 and 40, especially those who have a darker skin toneare more likely to suffer from melasma, as are those with a genetic predisposition.
There is also post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, when a darker pigment appears on the skin after some kind of aggression or inflammation - a sunburn or an imbalance in the skinsuch as acne or eczema.
And then there's solar hyperpigmentationwhich is solely and exclusively dependent on excessive sun exposure and insufficient sun protection. It is a slow process, worsening as exposure to the sun increases and may improve in the less sunny months. In this case, lighter skin tones are more susceptible.
How can hyperpigmentation be prevented and treated?
Sun protection always!
The best prevention is the use of high sun protection. It should use sun protection every day and protect yourself from direct sunlight at times when it is strongest. Whenever you are at the beach, you should reapply sunscreen to ensure effective protection. Our advice is mineral protector,capable of block solar radiation before it is absorbed by the skin. As we saw above, blue light is suspected of being a trigger for hyperpigmentation. So even if your routine involves being indoors in front of a screen, it's worth investing in this care.
Use cosmetics that suit your face
Although retinol is known for reversing sun damage, it also has a reputation for irritating the skin. We prefer the natural alternative to this ingredient - the bakuchiolfound in Radiant rangerange, with a serum and a cream specifically formulated to prevent and care for hyperpigmented skin. This ingredient is suitable for sensitive skin and safely promotes an even skin tone. A Radiant essence essence is based on aloe vera, as this plant contains aloin and aloesin, botanical active ingredients that reduce hyperpigmentation.
If you have skin with acne or eczemait is very important that you follow a proper routine in order to avoid the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
The best way to exfoliate your facial skin without damaging it is undoubtedly with daily cleansing with oil and a cotton towel. On a weekly basis, you can also apply the Luminous Mask, rich in antioxidants essential for protecting the skin against blemishes and ageing. O honey and açaí are the main ingredients in this formula that softens and gently exfoliates the skin - a kind of peeling natural that supports the cell renewal and natural tissue regeneration, rremoving the damaged layer of skin.
This antioxidant ingredient is essential for firm, elastic and protected skin, which is why it is present in the Radiant line line (and many others). But also you can reinforce your presence from the inside out with a daily dose of Pure Beauty - you can opt for powder mixture or Pure Beauty proteindepending on what fits best into your routine. It slows down premature ageing, improves the elasticity and radiance of the skin and protects it from external damage, including sun exposure.