How to Prevent Hyper-Pigmentation

Hyper-pigmentation is caused when the skin has been exposed to too much sunlight. While there is an actual cause of this skin condition, it most often happens as a result of having skin that is poorly protected by clothing or ill-fitting sunglasses, or perhaps not getting enough sleep. There are ways in which you can make sure that you limit your exposure so that your skin doesn’t become affected by hyper-pigmentation. One of these ways of limiting hyper-pigmentation is by wearing sunscreen and moisturizer. By doing this, any damage that was caused from the sun will be lessened, while at the same time protecting your skin against future damage that may have resulted from sun exposure.


Another way in which to deal with hyper-pigmentation is to reduce the amount of melanin that is in your skin. Melanin is a natural pigment that is produced in the skin when the ultraviolet light from the sun hits it. As the melanin is produced, it helps to shield the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It is at this point that hyper-pigmentation is likely to occur, as the skin has now had its fair share of direct contact with the damaging UV rays. Therefore, reducing the amount of melanin in the skin will help to prevent hyper-pigmentation from occurring.

If you have any concerns that you have Hyper-pigmentation, then you should consult with a dermatologist. A dermatologist can take a sample of your skin and analyze it under the electron microscope to determine the exact cause of the hyper-pigmentation. Once the cause is determined, the dermatologist will be able to effectively remedy the situation. Hyper-pigmentation occurs in a large number of different skin colors and tones, so there really isn’t any one “right” treatment. However, if you have any serious concerns about the color of your skin, it is always wise to consult a professional who has more experience in dealing with hyper-pigmentation.