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Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the term used to describe excess pigment in the skin. It can occur on the face as well as other parts of the body. It occurs as a result of an overproduction of melanin, which is the skin's natural protection against the sun, similar to a natural sunscreen. This overproduction of melanin can be caused by sun exposure, hormones, aging or inflammation such as acne. While skin care products cannot directly remove excess pigmentation, they can help make it less visible and worse.

However, skin with excessive pigmentation can use some extra attention and benefits greatly from the proper use of products that are suitable for this particular skin type.

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Every skin type needs optimal care. Some skin types are easier to care for than others. Skin with excessive pigmentation can use extra attention and benefit from specific products suitable for this skin type. In addition, sun protection is very important for this skin type, but we will come back to that later.

In this article, we give advice on how to properly care for skin with excessive pigmentation and which hannah products we recommend.

What is meant by excessive pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the term used to describe an excess of pigment in the skin. This can occur on the face, but also on other parts of the body. It occurs as a result of an overproduction of melanin, which is the skin's natural protection against the sun, similar to a natural sunscreen. This overproduction of melanin can be caused by sun exposure, hormones, aging or inflammation such as acne. While skin care products cannot directly remove excess pigmentation, they can help make it less visible and worse.

Don'ts with pigmentation

While there are several causes of pigmentation on the skin, there is one factor that aggravates all forms of pigmentation: sun exposure. Going out in the sun unprotected makes spots darker and more visible. Even oiling the skin can cause the spots to darken slightly under the influence of the sun, but using a good sunscreen definitely helps.

Caring for skin with excessive pigmentation

Proper cleansing of the skin is of course important, as with any skin type. The Cleansing Milk from hannah is a good choice because it refreshes and soothes the skin. 

Another form of cleansing that benefits skin with excessive pigmentation is regular use of a peeling. The hannah house offers several peels that can provide light brightening and slightly lighten dark spots. 

After a thorough cleansing, a cream can help combat discoloration of the skin. 

The most important thing for people with excessive pigmentation in the skin is good sun protection throughout the day to prevent pigment spots from darkening.