Fear not, for we're here to be your steadfast ally in this quest. In this guide, we'll unveil the most effective ingredients that hold the power to bid farewell to your dark spots once and for all. Say hello to the path towards radiant, spot-free skin that shines with newfound confidence. Your journey starts here!
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is triggered by an overproduction of melanin in the skin. Anyone can experience hyperpigmentation, but it’s this overproduction of melanin that explains why people of colour are most prone to it. The causes of hyperpigmentation include:
1. Sun exposure
The body produces more melanin to protect the skin from prolonged exposure to the sun. This can cause dark spots or patches on the skin called age spots or sun spots.
Areas of skin can darken after people have had inflammation of the skin. This can be caused by acne, eczema, lupus, or an injury to the skin. People with darker skin are more likely to develop post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
3. Hormonal changes
Melasma can form when people experience hormonal changes. This type of hyperpigmentation is common during pregnancy.
Certain medications, such as antimalarial drugs and tricyclic antidepressants, can cause hyperpigmentation. In these cases, patches of skin may turn gray. Chemicals in topical treatments can also sometimes cause hyperpigmentation.
5. Medical conditions
More serious causes of hyperpigmentation include Addison’s disease and hemochromatosis. Addison’s disease affects the adrenal glands. Hemochromatosis is an inherited condition that causes the body to contain too much iron. It can cause hyperpigmentation, making the skin appear darker or tanned. Hyperpigmentation can occur when iron levels are five times higher than usual.
It is not always possible to prevent hyperpigmentation or stop it from becoming more prominent, but there are some ways to reduce the risk. You can do so by:
- Protecting the skin from the sun by using a sunscreen of SPF 30 with broad spectrum coverage or higher and wearing clothes that protect the skin. Avoiding the sun during the time of the day when it’s strongest, which is typically 12 noon to 4 p.m.
- Avoiding picking at the skin after an injury or when there are spots, scabs, or acne.
- Avoid the use of skin-lightening products to lighten the overall complexion.
What skincare ingredients help fade hyperpigmentation?
1. Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract
In the quest for radiant skin, there's one powerful ingredient you need to know about: Lepidium sativum sprout extract. Packed with antioxidants, it's a skin-loving superhero designed to brighten your complexion, promote even skin tone, and visibly lighten those pesky age spots. Plus, it's a formidable defender against photo-aging and dark spots, ensuring your skin beams with luminosity.
Now, imagine all these benefits wrapped up in a skincare gem like Pure Fiji's Purifying Enzyme Masque. This isn't your ordinary masque; it's a multi-tasking marvel that goes the extra mile. Infused not only with lepidium sativum sprout extract but also enriched with free garden sprout extract, it takes age spot lightening and skin tone brightening to a whole new level.
When you indulge in this masque, you're in for a treat. It purifies, resurfaces, and rejuvenates your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow that radiates your inner beauty. Experience the magic of luminous, revitalized skin with every use.
How to use: Apply a thin layer to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse or can be left on as an overnight masque by removing excess masque with cotton pads. Use 2-3 times a week
2. Glycolic acid
In the world of exfoliation, there's a standout champion: glycolic acid. It's the holy grail, and here's why—it excels at removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, unveiling a fresher, brighter complexion.
Now, imagine harnessing this powerful ingredient in a skincare gem like our Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel. This isn't just any peel; it's a rejuvenation powerhouse. Packed with a dynamic blend of glycolic and mandelic acids, bolstered by niacinamide and the essence of fresh garden sprouts, it's a game-changer for your skin.
This extraordinary concoction isn't just about surface-level improvements; it tackles fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, and those pesky enlarged pores. And the best part? You don't have to wait long to see results. By morning, you'll wake up to a rejuvenated and luminous complexion that reflects the best version of you. Say hello to skin that radiates confidence and beauty.
How to use: Apply the Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel one to two times a week to clean skin. Always hydrate with a facial oil or moisturizer after applying. At night, apply to a clean, dry face, neck, chest and back of hands. Avoid eye area. Also, a great spot treatment! Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning. Please note that you may feel a slight tingling with the use of this product.
It is important to build tolerance in your skin when using active ingredients. Allow the skin to normalize after using the Glycolic Renewal Peel for one to two days before using a Pure Fiji overnight masque. It is recommended to do a patch test before using a new skincare product. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid direct sunlight after use.
3. Lime Caviar
Nature has a secret to share: lime contains a wealth of Vitamin C, making it a powerhouse for your skin. This potent vitamin plays a crucial role in boosting collagen production and firming up your skin. Lime also boasts an impressive lineup of antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. Its extract becomes a skin superhero, lightening pigmentation, preventing dark spots, and gently exfoliating dry, lackluster skin, leaving it aglow with vitality.
That's why we've harnessed the magic of lime caviar in our Vitamin C Brightening Creme with Hyaluronic and Lime Caviar. This brightening creme is not just skincare; it's a radiant transformation. Featuring a dynamic duo of pure Vitamin C and lime caviar, fortified with skin-smoothing peptides, it's your ticket to a smoother, brighter complexion. Dry, dull skin? It's a thing of the past.
But there's more to this magical potion. Infused with extracts of fresh garden sprouts to combat age spots and pigmentation, and Kakadu plum for a burst of Vitamin C, it's an age-defying elixir. Hyaluronic acid steps in with a surge of hydration, while our cold-pressed oil blend provides skin barrier protection, leaving you with nothing short of radiant, glowing skin.
It's not just amazing; it's your skin's new best friend. Embrace the luminosity!
How to use: Apply to face and neck morning and night by massaging into clean, dry skin. Can be used after eye cream and serum and before facial oil.
Hyperpigmentation, a common skin concern, can impact individuals of all skin types and ages. The duration to fade it varies, ranging from weeks to months, and potentially even several years, depending on factors such as the products used, overall skin health, and the underlying cause of hyperpigmentation. The journey demands patience, and with the support of Pure Fiji's natural skincare products, you can trust in achieving a future of healthy, clear, and radiant skin.