411 On Hyperpigmentation
Arm yourself with the best defence force against those annoying dark spots
Dark spots are all too common and appear when you pop a pimple, get sunburnt, have acne that leaves blemishes, or in cases of eczema. The result? Hyperpigmentation, which leaves marks that look different from your normal complexion. They can either appear in small patches or cover large areas of your body. Hyperpigmentation comes in different forms, including melasma, (hormonal changes that develop during pregnancy) which leads to grey or brown spots on your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. Unsightly dark spots can also pop up on other parts of your body, like the stomach or back. Another form takes place once a pimple has been popped. The wound gets inflamed and leaves dark marks when it heals. Damage by the sun can also change your skin's tone and texture.
The good news is that hyperpigmentation can be sorted out with a combination of the right treatment, products and a good dose of patience.