Collection: Hyperpigmentation

This common skin condition means "more colour". “Hyper” means more, and “pigment” means colour. A substance called melanin is made by skin cells and gives them their colour. When those skin cells are compromised, they can over produce melanin, causing darker clumps in areas.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

  • Adrenal disorders where the body may not make enough cortisol.
  • Genetics.
  • Hormonal changes, usually during puberty or pregnancy.
  • Injuries like acne scars, burns or cuts.
  • Medications like birth control and drugs that cause sensitivity to light.
  • Melasma.
  • Sun damage.
  • B12 and folic acid deficiency.
  • Thyroid issues.

Sunscreens containing UVA and UVB filters such as Zinc Oxide, Avobenzone and Titanium Dioxide protect and prevent against skin darkening as they offer high protection benefits when applied to the skin regularly.

In more severe cases such as melasma, known as the mask of pregnancy, using a melanin antagonist for skin lightening is necessary. DermaFix MelanoDerm being at the forefront of skin lightening by acting as a melanin antagonist hoping to improve and prevent hyperpigmentation. An integrated skin care routine must be followed to control this concern.

Apply DermaFix ACC Vitamin C Serum after the cleansing routine. Follow with the application of DermaFix MelanoDerm to help combat melanocyt activity, thereby slowing down melanin production which causes the hyperpigmentation. DermaFix ACC Vitamin C can be applied to the neck and décolleté for various benefits such as anti-ageing, skin lightening and assisting to control breakouts.

End off your morning routine with our Mineral Face & Body Sunscreen SPF30.