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Treating Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

Hyperpigmentation and melasma are two skin issues that Suzanne commonly treats at Pure Face Care. While sun damage can be easily prevented by wearing SPF and a wide-brim hat to protect your face from the sun, hyperpigmentation can appear in several different ways. Today we are going to discuss just what causes hyperpigmentation and how you can treat and prevent this skin issue.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

Sun damage is actually a type of hyperpigmentation. If you skip sunscreen after a long day in the sun, your skin can begin to develop clusters of melanin (which gives skin its color) on your face in an effort to repair damaged skin. This leads to age and sun spots. Sunscreen may seem like a hassle, but it is so worth applying to protect your skin. We have several lightweight, comfortable formulas in the spa.

A more complex type of hyperpigmentation is melasma. While sun damage is attributed to harmful UV rays, Melasma has psychological and hormonal roots. Dark and uneven patches can develop as a result of experiencing stress, anger or PMS. Food can also contribute to Melasma forming; sugar is an inflammatory substance that can cause the overproduction of melanin, causing an uneven skin tone. Lastly, Melasma can simply be genetic.


While there are so many factors that can cause hyperpigmentation and melasma, this issue can be easily treated. Let’s discuss options!

The Corrective Facial is one of our specialties; it is tailored to meet your skincare needs, adequately addressing hyperpigmentation and melasma. Scientifically developed compounds such as super antioxidants and growth factors are implemented in each Corrective Facial. LED and Oxygen Therapy are two add-ons that help with evening out skin tone.

Another way to combat hyperpigmentation and melasma is by getting a Chemical Peel. A mild peel is ideal for light skin resurfacing, while a mid-depth/deep peel is ideal for fighting more prominent skin issues such as discoloration--including hyperpigmentation and melasma. We preface this treatment with a consultation to make sure it is right for your skin type.

An At-Home Regimen

When dealing with hyperpigmentation and melasma, using the right skin care products and having a consistent regimen is so very important. Suzanne suggests the following products to help you achieve even, glowing skin.

The Rhonda Allison Skin Brightening Cleanser has a lightweight, foamy texture that uses Daisy Flower Extract to gradually and gently even out your skin tone.

The Rhonda Allison Brightening Scrub contains jojoba beads that buff away dead skin, lightens uneven tone and even smooths fine lines.

The Rhonda Allison Skin Brightening Enzyme exfoliates your skin, which promotes a smooth and even skin tone. It’s potent, so using it once a week is enough to deliver results.

Epionce MelanoLyte Pigment Perfection Serum is used nightly to combat uneven skin tone and texture. It is gentle enough for prolonged use.

Epionce MelanoLyte Tx is applied after the Pigment Perfection Serum. This lotion has a botanical-based formula that helps lighten dark spots without irritation.


Managing hyperpigmentation and melasma is complex, but combating these skin issues are fairly easy. Wear your sunscreen to prevent sun damage, as well as eating a healthy diet and avoiding stressors. Our bodies are affected by everything we experience. And, our skin is the largest organ we have. Protecting and nourishing it is essential to a healthy, radiant complexion.

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