How to Prevent Hyperpigmentation
It’s easier to stop dark spots from forming than to try to remove them after.
Use sunscreen with at least SPF30 – this keeps out 97 per cent of UVB radiation. Protecting skin from the sun is thought to lower the risk of skin cancer and reduce signs of premature ageing. Be sure to apply it around the eyes too (you can safely do so up to 2mm away from the lash line), and don’t forget the bridge of your nose either. Try Prive Triple Action Skin Defence SPF50/ PA+++ ($62.06), an ultra-light sunscreen that counteracts free-radical damage with antioxidant CoQ10.
Lastly, avoid the sun by keeping to the shade, carrying an umbrella, or wearing a wide-brimmed hat wherever possible.