Aging is sometimes hard for people to accept. And living in this day-and-age, beauty is mostly defined by maintaining smooth, radiant skin and embodying a youthful appearance. However, all skin types are beautiful — and we know that there are skin conditions out there that can make women feel less confident. Let’s talk about hyperpigmentation and the triggers associated with this skin condition:

Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe areas of uneven pigmentation in skin. It is common for people of all skin types. This skin condition is typically harmless and develops as small patches, or covers large areas. It can even affect the entire body. Even though hyperpigmentation is not considered harmful, it’s usually a symptom of another underlying condition.

Let’s breakdown the most common types of hyperpigmentation:

Sunspots: You may know sunspots more commonly as liver spots or solar lentigines. These spots are caused by direct sun exposure over a period of time. They typically appear on parts of the skin that have higher rates of exposure to sunlight, such as your face and hands. They are dark, discolored spots on the skin. These can fade over time, but do not usually disappear completely due to the skin being permanently damaged.

Post-inflammatory: Good news, this type of hyperpigmentation is typically temporary. These spots can fade away over time with or without treatment. These dark patches on the skin result directly from an injury or inflammation to the skin. For example, if you deal with acne, and you pick/pop/scratch your skin, it’s very common that these will develop after.

Melasma: This type of hyperpigmentation is caused by hormonal changes, and may start during a pregnancy. These patches of discoloration can appear on any area of the body, but are most commonly found on the face and stomach.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation:

Most commonly known causes of hyperpigmentation are age, excess of melanin production, and hormonal changes. But even chemotherapy drugs can cause hyperpigmentation as a side effect.

There are also conditions that cause hyperpigmentation, such as the rare endocrine disease called Addison’s disease. Hyperpigmentation can also be found on the neck, elbows and knees.

People with dark skin are normally more affected by hyperpigmentation marks than those with a lighter skin tone due to skin pigmentation being stronger in dark skin.

How Yangu Beauty Skincare Products Help:

Women can combat dark spots with Yangu Beauty's award-winning skincare line. At Yangu

Beauty, we combine ancient African oils with modern chemistry to eliminate

hyperpigmentation naturally.

All our products are great for sensitive skin. If you want a lightweight and sheer serum that will

reveal a clear, radiant complexion, try our ‘Even Tone Serum.’ If you’re looking for a cream that

will prepare your skin to take one the day, take a look at our ‘Moisturizing Day Cream’

formulated with hyaluronic Acid that hydrates and repairs skin while also shielding it from UV rays.

Check out all our skincare products here. You deserve to feel the best version of yourself, let Yangu Beauty help you!