Does hyperpigmentation fade away naturally?

Yes, hyperpigmentation can fade away naturally, but it usually takes a fairly long time. The more you are exposed to the sun without protection, the longer hyperpigmentation will stay on your skin.

Hyperpigmentation is temporary skin darkening due to sun, inflammation (post-breakout) and injury, limited in size and extent.

While you can wait for it to go away naturally, you would get rid of it much faster using sunscreen daily and applying brightening skincare products such as a vitamin C serum. For optimal protection sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or less.

Other ingredients that help fade hyperpigmentation are Niacinamide, hydroquinone -which is banned in Europe, UK and Australia- arbutin, azelaic acid and liquorice extracts. Using chemical exfoliants regularly also helps.

It’s important to distinguish ordinary hyperpigmentation from melasma. Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation triggered by hormonal fluctuations, medications, sun, and genetics. It shows as large patches of darkened skin.

It’s a chronic condition, difficult to eradicate solely with skincare products. Treatment includes year round sun protection, laser, chemical peels, hydroquinone, tretinoin. If you have melasma I would definitely recommend you seek the help of a dermatologist.

 

Recommended Charm Natural Products:

1-Vitamin C, B and Hyaluronic Acid Serum

2-Bio-H2O Face Drink