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Hyperpigmentation/Uneven skin tone

Hello All! I have a pretty smooth texture skin. So with a little foundation my skin is flawless. However I have issues with hyperpigmentation. With acne etc my skin scars very easily and I haven’t found a product that actually removes dark spot. I do exfoliate with a gentle exfoliating daily and I use a stronger exfoliating mask once a week. Any suggestions??

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Hey, do check out Dr. Vanita Rattan on youtube who specializes in hyperpigmentation and skin of color. It literally changed my life! I had no idea beforr that most of products on the shelves are only tested on white skin so may not work for us. I highly recommend her.



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I use dermalogica daily mirco exfoliate, though the full size is pricey it does work. I strongly suggest first buying the mini size for $15 dollars first. Be light handed and mix powder with a little water from your hand. My skin has definitely improved, I have hormonal acne and hyperpigmentation. It is a chemical exfoliate but very gentle and just be sure to use gentle products along with it. 


Also use a sunscreen, I use Neutrogena Hydro Boost, there is also a black owned sunscreen called Black Girl Sunscreen at Target which has great reviews.

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I had really bad hyperpigmentation for many years.     The only thing that helped me was treatment and prescriptions from my dermatologist.  They included glycolic peels initially.  She then prescribed Altreno (tretinoin) and finally Triluma.  My skin looks great and I am diligent with using sunscreen daily and I reapply it throughout the day.  Other products did not work for me.  

Re: Hyperpigmentation/Uneven skin tone

To help with hypermigmentation on my cheeks I used


- 2 tsp of Tumeric Powder (Organic)

- 1 oz of water

- half of a lemon, squeezed 

 Some people use a brush to apply but i used gloves because I felt like using my hands was better , i massaged it in and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off with a cleanser, I did this everyday for a week and saw a difference. I followed this video that I'll link below. I want to continue doing it but im lazy lol Also vitamin C serums are helpful


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I love turmeric masks. They really brighten one’s skin.

Re: Hyperpigmentation/Uneven skin tone

I like the products, because they are cheap but they work amazingly.  The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 8 oz/ 240 mL , The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 1 oz/ 30 mL, and The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 1 oz/ 30 mLare my favorites. The work together for my acne prone skin. I love the price point as well because it they don't work, at least you not out $50+. 

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I definitely suggest to add a vitamin C to your routine, it'll help fade the dark spots plus it's anti-aging! Also make sure you're wearing a sunscreen everyday, at least an SPF 30!


I would suggest starting with the SEPHORA COLLECTION Ultra Glow Serum: Glow + Strengthen Vitamin C Serum 30 ml/ 1.01 fl oz since it's gentle but will still give you the benefits of a vitamin C (some people are sensitive to vitamin C which is why I suggest to start here.) Then you can graduate to a higher concentration such as OLEHENRIKSEN - Truth Serum® Mini or Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL (my personal favorite.)


For sunscreens I like Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 or Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

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Awesome thank you! I am interested in trying drunk elephants products I heard they are a great brand! I am trying out Tatcha now and love it but wasn’t sold on their vitamin c serum. I have the philosophy vitamin c booster powder that dissolves with your moisturizer. I’ll give that a try again. But again thank you for the suggestion I think I will try drunk elephant!

Re: Hyperpigmentation/Uneven skin tone

@SimplyMiche  I would try adding a Vitamin C serum of some kind to help even your skintone- it works slowly, but still faster than waiting for them to fade on their own. The sephora collection has one for about $20 but there are lots available

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Thank you!!!!
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