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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Salisbury chapter.

Hyperpigmentation is an extremely common condition where certain areas of the skin are darker than the surrounding skin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by several different factors such as: sun damage, inflammation, eczema, acne, and other skin conditions. Although hyperpigmentation is harmless, it can be annoying. Hyperpigmentation is not only exclusive to one area on the body, it can occur anywhere. However, hyperpigmentation can be extremely inconvenient when it occurs on your face! 

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation don’t panic! There are several treatments out there that will come to your rescue. Today I’ll give you the tea on some great products to try (that I have tried) and a couple of tips to help prevent hyperpigmentation and prevent it from reoccurring.


Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot Pigment and Lightening Serum: This product is a serum that is strictly used at night! This serum has gel-textured consistency that is easily absorbed into the skin. This serum is extremely potent and fast acting! Now, this serum is $72 which is a little on the pricey side but this is really a great product that you will see some type of results with; (your results will vary depending on the severity of your hyperpigmentation and your consistency with using the product.)


AMBI Skincare Fade Cream: This product can be used during the day and/or at night! The cream contains sunscreen, which is why you can use it during the day. This product isn’t just necessarily used for a spot treatment, but it also promotes a healthy, even complexion. For my brown girls out there, FYI this company creates products specifically for skin with melanin! (THEY HAVE TONS OF GREAT PRODUCTS FOR HYPERPGMENTATION, THIS PRODUCT IS JUST MY FAVORITE)


Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice, that is a great all-natural alternative to fight hyperpigmentation. You can use several natural ingredients like plain yogurt, honey, milk, etc. to create your own homemade face mask to help get rid of hyperpigmentation. If consistent, you will get great results using turmeric. Go on Pinterest to find recipes that are made specifically for your skin type.


You should be wearing sunscreen DAILY when trying to get rid of your hyperpigmentation and well after it’s gone. You should really be incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine no matter what type of skin type or skin condition you have. Sunscreen prevents hyperpigmentation from reoccurring. Also, it is crucial to wear sunscreen while using products to fade your hyperpigmentation because being out in the sun while using those products, even if you’re only using them at night can cause an adverse effect.


Try to keep skin conditions that have caused your hyperpigmentation under control. I know this is easier said than done, but constant flare-ups and breakouts are only going to cause hyperpigmentation to reoccur.


CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY! You cannot expect to use any product for two seconds (especially if your hyperpigmentation is severe) and expect to see results. Be consistent and incorporate these products into your skin care routine’s and be patient.


I hope you will find some of these product suggestions and tips useful to you or someone else. Good luck!


Nabria Milbourne

Salisbury '20

Nabria is a transfer student from Wor-Wic Community College. She is currently a junior at Salisbury University majoring in Communication Arts in the Public Relations and Strategic Communications track, while also minoring in Marketing Management!
Amalia Parran is a senior at Salisbury University. She is Co-Correspondant for Her Campus Salisbury. She loves to learn about other cultures, and how they differ from her own. Currently, she spends her free time watching anime and volunteering at the Wicomico Humane Society. After she graduates, she hopes to work for a marketing company in the DMV area.