Why Do I Have Hyperpigmentation?

May 16, 2019 2 min read

Why Do I Have Hyperpigmentation?

After reading our article that went over some facts about hyperpigmentation, you might realize that you do in fact have hyperpigmentation on some part of your skin. But now that you’ve established the fact that it has developed, you’re probably wondering, “why do I have hyperpigmentation?” Did you eat something wrong? Is your skin just bound to developing dark patches or unwanted marks? It’s important to learn where your hyperpigmentation came from and why it formed so that you can prevent it in the future.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

Before getting into how hyperpigmentation begins to process in your skin, we want to go over the different types of hyperpigmentation and what they look like. You might have a common type of hyperpigmentation which is freckles. Freckles are dark spots on your face, chest, arms, and other areas, and they are a result of hyperpigmentation.

Other types include discoloration on your skin- which can be located just about anywhere. Dark blotches of skin also form due to hyperpigmentation, as well as spots and marks left behind from acne.

Why Do I Have Hyperpigmentation?

Time to get into the reasoning behind hyperpigmentation. While it is harmless, it is very annoying and usually unpleasant, so making sure we’re looking for ways to prevent it from developing on our skin is key to having even skin. Hyperpigmentation is actually the hyperactivity or increase of colored pigments in an area on the skin. More pigments on the skin mean the darker your skin will become. Everyone has colored pigments, but having too many can result in dark patches of skin.

Lady in Beach Silhouette during Daytime Photography

One of the biggest factors which trigger the increase of production of pigments is the sun. The sun penetrates deeply in the skin and causes such pigments to form and increase. This is why people with freckles will notice that if they spend a long time in the sun, their freckles will become darker and darker. In fact, when the sun is exposed to any part of our body for long periods of time, we are at risk of developing more pigments and darker skin in that area. The sun is a major factor in the development of hyperpigmentation.

How Do I Avoid This?

It is impractical and nearly impossible to take the sun out of your life, so that’s not a solution in this case. However, there are other things that you can do to protect your skin from hyperpigmentation. You can use our Symwhite Skin Lightening & Dark Spot Remover. This product effectively targets areas that have been affected by hyperpigmentation and treat them properly. It can fade dark spots by slowing down the production of pigments until the skin is able to produce normally and only show its true, natural color. We truly believe that this product will help combat your hyperpigmentation and leave your skin even and beautiful! To read more about lightening the darker areas on your skin, we recommend that you read this article.


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