Hypigmentation correcting products are on the rise, skin lightening and brightening have become a central part of the beauty regimen for women and men throughout the world. Skin lightening is a very broad term and addresses multiple skin conditions. Advancements in research for skin lightening is ever changing with each breakthrough resulting in new, innovative ingredients added to the market each year
All pigmentation disorders are categorized under the term of "Hyperpigmentation" Hyperpigmentation refers to an excess or irregular amount of pigmentation being produced in the skin. It can affect people of all skin tones. There are 3 causes of hyper pigmentation First is excessive exposure to the sun. It can manifest as uneven skin tone, blotchiness and age spots. Years of unprotected skin from the sun causes irregular distribution of melanin that can even show up later in life. Second is irritation, rashes even tight fitting clothing can cause skin darkening. Many people experience darkening after they "pop" a pimple (PLEASE don't do this). Third is a genetic condition called Melasma which can be aggravated by pregnancy and the use of Birth control pills.