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Top 3 Best Skin Lightening Products for Hyperpigmentation

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Hyperpigmentation can be a result of acne breakouts, melasma spots, sunspots, or psoriasis, to name a few. Skin hyperpigmentation is incredibly common and it can happen to anyone.

So, if you’re looking for a great skin brightening and lightening product to help correct hyperpigmentation -- you aren’t alone.

We’ve created a list of 3 of the most powerful products that can help lighten, brighten, and even out hyperpigmentation. Keep scrolling for the scoop on skin lightening and brightening.

First off, what is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is areas on the skin that are discolored or appear darker than the rest of the skin. While this is not a cause for concern, hyperpigmentation spots can be frustrating and hard to get rid of.

The definition of hyperpigmentation is areas of excess melanin (skin pigment).

Types of hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation -This can occur after a skin injury. This can often occur as a result of acne. These are normally small pink, red or brown dots.

Melasma - Melasma is commonly caused by excessive sun exposure, hormonal changes, or stress. This can cause irregular discolored patches on the skin.

Sunspots - Sunspots, also known as liver spots, are caused by excess UV ray exposure from the sun. These are normally dark spots that are flat and oval.

In any case, protect from the sun to avoid worsening of hyperpigmentation

No matter the type of hyperpigmentation, if you want to avoid further darkening of discolored skin -- protect your skin from the sun! The sun’s UV rays can naturally darken the skin, and cause even more melanin production in the areas of excess pigmentation.

Wear a daily sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and try to stay away from direct sunlight for extended periods of time while you’re treating your hyperpigmentation.

Skin lightening and brightening products for hyperpigmentation

Okay, so now that we know what hyperpigmentation is, (and we know sun protection is super important), let’s dive into effective skin lightening creams, potions, and lotions.  

Keep in mind, the lightening properties of these products are not intended to lighten your skin tone beyond its natural tone. These are intended to brighten up any dark discoloration or areas of hyperpigmentation for a more even-looking skin tone.

1. Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a dermatologist’s go-to for stubborn hyperpigmentation. This prescription-only ingredient works by blocking pigment synthesis and breaking down excess skin pigment. This product is specifically a skin lightening treatment.

Strut Health recommends hydroquinone for the treatment of melasma. Our melasma formula is a compound product that combines 4 hyperpigmentation correcting agents.

2. Vitamin c

This popular skincare antioxidant is also a powerful skin lightening agent. Vitamin C works to inhibit melanin production and promotes healthy cell turnover. This may help brighten age spots, hyperpigmentation, post-breakout hyperpigmentation, and may even out skin tone.

Strut Health has specially formulated our Strut Brightly skin brightening formula with vitamin C as the main lightening agent. This natural skin brightening agent is suitable for those with acne, hyperpigmentation, or sensitive skin.

3. Tretinoin

Part of the hyperpigmentation tool kit, tretinoin is a powerful prescription-only retinoid that can help increase skin cell turnover and may help lighten hyperpigmentation. In the process of rapid skin cell turnover, old skin cells are quickly replaced with new ones.

This influx of shiny new skin cells might correct issues of discolored or uneven skin tone.  

Read more: Does Tretinoin Lighten Skin? How to Fade Scars and Age Spots

Strut Health recommends tretinoin for skin brightening, acne scarring, and melasma dark spot treatment. This retinoid is a great option for all-around skin rejuvenation and skin brightening. treats hyperpigmentation online with prescription-strength formulas

If you are dealing with stubborn hyperpigmentation, our physicians at Strut Health can help you get your strut back. To see if our brightening products are right for you complete a free online questionnaire-based doctor's consultation today.

If our medical team finds you are a good fit for hyperpigmentation treatment we will send our affordable prescription formulas right to your door.

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