Hyperpigmentation can be reversed but it does take some effort. You will have to make sure that you follow a dedicated skin care regimen until it is completely reversed and then make sure not to tan any areas that have been lightened. It may sound complicated but it does not have to be.
How to Reverse Hyperpigmentation
**Actual Tonique customer before and after**
Reversing discoloration and darkening of the skin is a process and cannot be done overnight. There are products made with natural ingredients that will not harm your health that will accomplish your goal of hyperpigmentation removal, and can be used even long after to moisturize, nourish the skin, and keep the discoloration away. In short, the answer is yes, removing and reversing dark patches of the skin can be done as long as the right products are used and you follow a dedicated skin care regimen.
1. Cleanse & Exfoliate
Most people have heard of scrubs that brighten and exfoliate the face but to remove hyperpigmentation, exfoliating the body is also important. It helps to remove dead skin cells that sometimes sit on the surface of the skin, and may inhibit your skin care products from being properly absorbed.
2. Apply Skin Lightening Cream
Apply a good quality skin lightening cream. A good quality one normally cannot be found too easily on the shelves of your nearest Walmart or at the Afro-Caribbean market and something that focuses on skin health, elasticity, and anti-aging ingredients as well as even toning the skin and ridding it of hyperpigmentation. It should not be one that can be used on both the face and the body. There must be a special skin lightening cream for the face and a skin lightening cream or lotion for the body. Most importantly, look for products that are manufactured in the U.S.A.
Most people don't realize how necessary sunscreen is on a daily basis. Even when the sun isn't shining during the day, the sun's UV rays still reach the earth and are capable of tanning and damaging the skin. Sun protection or sunscreen is even more important when you're lightening the skin, because the natural acids in the skin lightening formulas cause the skin to tan even faster. So in short use sunscreen of spf 30 and over, and a physical brightening sunscreen is even better. Of course make sure that it is manufactured in the U.S.A. and FDA approved. Practicing sun protection and using a sunscreen daily even after the hyperpigmentation is reversed is very important to keep the discoloration away.
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