What is Hyperpigmentation?
The Science of Hyperpigmention
Dark SpotsDarkening of the skin (age spots, brown spots) occurs as a result of excessive production of melanin by the bodies melanocyte cells. Most common occurrences are related to sun damage, inflammation, hormonal balances, genetics, injury (including acne), and the use of some medications.
Acne is caused by a rise in the androgen hormone levels. Increased androgen levels trigger excessive growth in the sebaceous oil glands. Excessive sebum leads to the degeneration of the cellular walls in the pores, resulting in the growth of bacteria. Acne may cause discomfort and changes to the physical appearance of the skin (redness, pimples, lesions, inflammation).
Melasma is a skin disorder which causes brown or grayish-brown blotches to appear on the skin. Melasma is caused by hyperactive skin cells which produce an excessive amount of pigment in areas of the skin. This mechanism is similar to what causes brown age spots and freckles, but melasma patches tend to be larger.
Sun ExposureExposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR is a component of natural sunlight and is produced artificially (e.g., by sunbeds) for cosmetic (e.g., to get tanned skin) or medical reasons (e.g., therapy of psoriasis).
Why Hydroquinone?Hydroquinone is used to lighten the dark patches of skin (also called hyperpigmentation, melasma, “liver spots,” “age spots,” or freckles) caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, injury to the skin, or prolonged sun exposure. This medicine works by blocking the process in the skin that leads to discoloration.
Regimens for Hyperpigmention
Ambi Fade Cream for Normal & Oily Skin
“I use this as an everyday day time cream. It’s light so I wear it under my makeup. I haven’t noticed a dramatic difference in skin tone, but my scars are definitely less noticeable.”sbanar, influenster.com
“Within 2 weeks I started to notice my acne scars were fading. I applied the product twice a day to my face first thing in the morning and at night. Would recommend for its price.”Jessica Chandler, influenster.com
“I was having to use make up to cover dark spots. I started using ambi skin discoloration cream for 10 Days and started to notice the difference in my skin tone, lightening the spots. I will be a repeat user. I highly recommend you use this cream“”Demetriac, influenster.com