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17 Skin Care Products That Actually Help Get Rid Of Hyper-Pigmentation

The answer to clear EVEN skin.

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Hyper-pigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by the increase of melanin. Melanin is normally a glorious thing, but when it clusters in one area it causes dark spots and an uneven skin tone.

There are a few things that cause hyper-pigmentation, including...- Overexposure to the sun. (As this causes melanin production to increase.)- Pregnancy (Hormonal changes during pregnancy stimulates a temporary increase in your body's production of melanin.)- Picking at your skin. (One of the ways your body responds to injury or inflammation is by overproducing melanin.)
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There are a few things that cause hyper-pigmentation, including...

- Overexposure to the sun. (As this causes melanin production to increase.)

- Pregnancy (Hormonal changes during pregnancy stimulates a temporary increase in your body's production of melanin.)

- Picking at your skin. (One of the ways your body responds to injury or inflammation is by overproducing melanin.)

Although every one can get hyper-pigmentation it is more common in darker skin tones, again because of the melanin.

Both Jennie Jenkins and Patricia Bright have brilliant videos talking how they got rid of hyper-pigmentation.
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Both Jennie Jenkins and Patricia Bright have brilliant videos talking how they got rid of hyper-pigmentation.

So to help you deal with hyper-pigmentation we have put together a list of products that will actually help to get rid of dark spots.

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1. Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, £16

Vitamin C is pretty key when it comes to getting rid of hyper-pigmentation and this moisturiser is full of the stuff. This cream is really light, a little too light if you have really dry skin, but it is unbelievably good at getting rid of dark spots. You will see a glow within days of using it. Patricia Bright includes it in her getting rid of hyper-pigmentation routine.
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Vitamin C is pretty key when it comes to getting rid of hyper-pigmentation and this moisturiser is full of the stuff. This cream is really light, a little too light if you have really dry skin, but it is unbelievably good at getting rid of dark spots. You will see a glow within days of using it. Patricia Bright includes it in her getting rid of hyper-pigmentation routine.

2. Eucerin Even Brighter Pigment Reducing Concentrate, £28.50

So this might not look all pretty and glossy, but it gets the job done, and it does it well. It's an anti-pigment treatment that helps your skin to repair itself. It works impressively fast, and you will see the results quickly. Eucerin also have moisturisers in the same range if you want to speed up the process further.
Eucerin / Via escentual.com

So this might not look all pretty and glossy, but it gets the job done, and it does it well. It's an anti-pigment treatment that helps your skin to repair itself. It works impressively fast, and you will see the results quickly. Eucerin also have moisturisers in the same range if you want to speed up the process further.

3. Dr Nick Lowe Super Light Skin Tone Perfector Cream, £18.99

It basically does everything it promises - like it really dose. Just apply it twice a day, in the morning and evening, give it around 6 to 8 weeks and you will notice your dark spots have near enough disappeared.
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It basically does everything it promises - like it really dose. Just apply it twice a day, in the morning and evening, give it around 6 to 8 weeks and you will notice your dark spots have near enough disappeared.

4. Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now Instant Radiance Energy Boost Balm, £12

This is a great little balm to carry around with you and apply any time your face feels like it's flagging. It instantly brightens the skin, and gradually gets rid of dark spots.
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This is a great little balm to carry around with you and apply any time your face feels like it's flagging. It instantly brightens the skin, and gradually gets rid of dark spots.

5. Lush Brazened Honey Face Mask, £6.95

If you are going to use a mask to help with hyper-pigmentation, then this one is a good shout. It's great for cleansing the skin and helps to get rid of any dark spots. Just apply plenty of it on your face and enjoy the sweet smell. Side note - it can feel a little harsh if you have sensitive skin.
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If you are going to use a mask to help with hyper-pigmentation, then this one is a good shout. It's great for cleansing the skin and helps to get rid of any dark spots. Just apply plenty of it on your face and enjoy the sweet smell. Side note - it can feel a little harsh if you have sensitive skin.

6. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Eventone Dark Spot Corrector, £9.99

It works, and that’s all you really want from a product, right? It includes vitamin C which helps to naturally brighten the skin, plus it will leave your skin feeling really soft.
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It works, and that’s all you really want from a product, right? It includes vitamin C which helps to naturally brighten the skin, plus it will leave your skin feeling really soft.

7. Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright Even Tone Skin Enhancer, £29.99

This cream is light, but still has a lovely rich texture to it. You will need to use it twice a day for a few weeks to see a difference and when you do, you will see it is totally worth it.
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This cream is light, but still has a lovely rich texture to it. You will need to use it twice a day for a few weeks to see a difference and when you do, you will see it is totally worth it.

8. Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, £36.00

This. Stuff. Is. Amazing. And it works so quickly, not only does it help get rid of dark stops, it helps to prevent them coming back. It's also silicone-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free, so top marks all round.
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This. Stuff. Is. Amazing. And it works so quickly, not only does it help get rid of dark stops, it helps to prevent them coming back.

It's also silicone-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free, so top marks all round.

9. Rodial Pigmentation & Skin Brightening Kit, £39

It's a little expensive but you get two products for the price. The White Brightening Mask helps to get rid of dead skin cells that retextures the skin's surface and it also reduces uneven skin tone. While the Super Acids SPF30 X-treme Dark-Spot Sun Filter helps to protect the skin from UV rays. UV rays play a big part in producing pigmentation.
Rodial / Via rodial.co.uk

It's a little expensive but you get two products for the price. The White Brightening Mask helps to get rid of dead skin cells that retextures the skin's surface and it also reduces uneven skin tone. While the Super Acids SPF30 X-treme Dark-Spot Sun Filter helps to protect the skin from UV rays. UV rays play a big part in producing pigmentation.

10. Bioderma White Objective H2O Cleansing Micelle Solution, £11

Problematic name aside, this works wonders when it comes to getting rid of brown dark spots. It's micellar water, so you can use it to remove your makeup and it will leave your skin looking brighter and feeling cleansed.
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Problematic name aside, this works wonders when it comes to getting rid of brown dark spots. It's micellar water, so you can use it to remove your makeup and it will leave your skin looking brighter and feeling cleansed.

11. Eau Thermale Avène D-Pigment Light Dark Spot Lightener, £35

This product holds so much goodness. It is for normal to combination skin and it helps to prevent the appearance of new brown spots and evens out the skin's complexion. It will also leave the skin feeling soft and looking matte.
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This product holds so much goodness. It is for normal to combination skin and it helps to prevent the appearance of new brown spots and evens out the skin's complexion. It will also leave the skin feeling soft and looking matte.

12. Eucerin Even Brighter Pigment Reducing Day Cream SPF30, £22.50

It is SPF 30 which will help prevent UV damage to the skin. This day cream will also improve the tone of the skin. It's totally worth trying.
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It is SPF 30 which will help prevent UV damage to the skin. This day cream will also improve the tone of the skin. It's totally worth trying.

13. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, £15.50

This works a dream on oily skin. It's a lovely non-sticky cream that literally melts into the skin. It helps to get rid and prevent red and brown pigmentation marks.
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This works a dream on oily skin. It's a lovely non-sticky cream that literally melts into the skin. It helps to get rid and prevent red and brown pigmentation marks.

14. Ole Henriksen Power Peel Pods, £15

These peels are really good for more mature skin. It treats and reduce wrinkles, smooth the skins texture, and helps to reverse hyper-pigmentation
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These peels are really good for more mature skin. It treats and reduce wrinkles, smooth the skins texture, and helps to reverse hyper-pigmentation

15. MyChelle Dermaceuticals Apple Brightening Peel, £26

It will help with dark spots, and sun damage, while leaving your skin hydrated AF.
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It will help with dark spots, and sun damage, while leaving your skin hydrated AF.

16. Caudalie Glycolic Peel, £22

You skin will look and feel amazing after using this. It takes a little while to see a real difference with dark spots, but you definitely will see it. But the soft, fresh feeling it gives your skin is worth it alone.
Caudalie / Via feelunique.com

You skin will look and feel amazing after using this. It takes a little while to see a real difference with dark spots, but you definitely will see it. But the soft, fresh feeling it gives your skin is worth it alone.

17. Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Even Tone, £25

So it's a primer that also works as skin care. It comes in a peach pink colour which surprisingly works on many skin tones. The primer blurs dark spots making them less visible under foundation and the skin care ingredients gradually help to get of dark spots.
Laura Geller / Via cultbeauty.co.uk

So it's a primer that also works as skin care. It comes in a peach pink colour which surprisingly works on many skin tones.

The primer blurs dark spots making them less visible under foundation and the skin care ingredients gradually help to get of dark spots.