How Do You Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation?

January 15, 2019

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Getting rid of hyperpigmentation is not easy if you don't know which products to use and how to do it.  Dark spots, patchy skin, sun damage, etc. does not appear overnight and will not fade or disappear overnight but the good news is it can take less time and doesn't have to take forever if you use the right products.

Getting Rid of Hyperpigmentation on the Face

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The most common place that people get hyperpigmentation is on the face.  Whether you suffer with acne, have had chicken pox, or have exposed your skin to the sun for long periods with protection we have all had dark spots or darker patches of skin of some sort.

One of the most important parts of your hyperpigmentation removal routine is keeping the skin clean.  This makes sure that there is no debris and bacteria on the surface of the skin remains there to cause breakouts or remains on the skin's surface and inhibits your skin care products from penetrating properly.  So, make sure to wash the face using a brightening wash twice daily before applying your hyperpigmentation removal cream for the face.  Another important thing to remember is that once a week, before washing the face, make sure to exfoliate using a brightening scrub.

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After cleansing the face, apply a dime sized amount of hyperpigmentation removal cream to the face.  Make sure to rub it in until all traces of the cream are no longer visible.  At night this is the last step of your regimen, in the morning make sure to wait at least 5 minutes and then apply sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure (10 minutes or more).

Getting Rid of Hyperpigmentation on the Body

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Hyperpigmentation on the body can be particularly distressing especially during swimsuit season when it's time to show more skin.  Having an even toned body means lightening areas of dark patchy skin from the neck down so that you can look your best when it's hot.

The first step is always cleansing and exfoliating as far as even toning the skin from the neck down is concerned.  Wet an exfoliating cloth and rub the kojic acid bar against it, and use it to wash the body just as you would a regular washcloth to cleanse and exfoliate the skin at the same time.  After washing the soap off, lightly towel dry the skin, leaving it still slightly damp and you're ready for the next step.

Apply a moisturizing lightening body lotion on slightly damp skin to ensure maximum absorption and in order to get rid of hyperpigmentation in the fastest time possible.  Make sure to apply it all over the body and just enough to cover each area.  Once this is done allow the skin to dry, at night this is your last step, in the day make sure to apply sunscreen to any areas of the body that will not be covered and avoid over exposure to the sun during the day.


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