Hyperpigmentation, also called uneven pigmentation refers to uneven skin tone and uneven darkening of your skin. Specific cells in your body produce melanin, which is a pigment responsible for your skin and hair colour. Melanin is usually distributed evenly over your skin to provide your skin with its overall even tone. If any of your skin cells are damaged or unhealthy, the even distribution of melanin gets kicked out of its cyclical production causing an overproduction and underproduction of melanin resulting in a hyperpigmentation.
Causes Of Hyperpigmentation
Your body naturally produces too much melanin to protect your skin from UV light causing brown spots. If too little melanin is produced lighter spots occur. Causes of hyperpigmentation include too much sun exposure, heredity, some ethnicities, are prone to certain skin conditions and skin disorders, ageing, specific health conditions, and pregnancy.
How To Manage Hyperpigmentation
- Avoid direct sunlight exposure.
- Avoid the middle of the day sun exposure.
- Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen every day.
- Botani’s 3 Step Skin Care Routine
- Wear a hat and sunglasses and regularly re-apply your sunscreen.
- Visit a dermatologist for a treatment plan.
- Laser Peel.
- Face Acids.
- Lightening Creams.
- Chemical Peel.
- Intense Pulse Light Therapy.
Botani’s 3 Step Skin Care Routine
To nourish, repair and reinforce your skin’s protective barrier our three-step skin care routine will help any hyperpigmentation.
Olive Soothing Cream Cleanser has a slight foaming action to leave your skin feeling squeaky clean. It is pH balanced and won’t strip your skin of its essential oils, and it contains natural antibacterial Lemon Scented Tea Tree to help fight against pimples and blemishes.
To your morning skincare routine use, Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum to give your skin antioxidant protection to defend itself against daily environmental stressors such as pollution. Containing acai, blackberry and cranberry seed oils that are naturally high in vitamins A, C, E & F for skin protection and deep nourishment.
To your evening routine use, Olive Skin Serum to provide your skin with skin-quenching plant active olive squalene which is a natural part of your skin’s healthy lipids. As your skin starts to deplete its natural squalene levels after the age of 25, it is integral you replenish your squalene levels daily. It intensely nourishes the skin and reinforces the skin’s protective barrier. You may like to use this serum day and night on damp skin.
Exfoliate two to three times a week with our Exfoliating 2 in 1 Scrub and Mask which contains AHA-like acids that gently exfoliate the skin’s epidermis.
For dry skin use Olive Repair Cream day and night over the top of the Olive Skin Serum. An intensely nourishing yet gentle moisturiser, this anti-irritant formula enriched with olive squalane, Crambe abyssinica and betaine to soothe dry, irritated skin.
For normal to combination or oily skin use Boost Balancing Moisturizer. A lightweight lotion used both day and night. It contains a smart blend of soothing chamomile, calendula, echinacea, hydrating betaine (natural sugar beet) and antibacterial lemon scented tea tree to keep your skin hydrated.