What causes Hyperpigmentation?

What causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their color. A number of factors can trigger an increase in melanin production, but the main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.


When those skin cells are damaged or unhealthy, they can produce too much melanin. The melanin can clump, causing that area to appear darker.


The three main types of hyperpigmentation in the skin include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory trauma.


Age spots are generally brown, tan, or black spots that appear on the skin with sun overexposure. You will commonly find them on the face and hands or on sun-exposed areas of the body.


Melasma is typically characterised by large patches of darkened skin on the forehead, face or stomach.It frequently occurs with women who are pregnant or taking birth control pills. 


Post-inflammatory trauma pigmentation is characterised by spots or patches of darkened skin that appear after an inflammatory skin condition, such as acne or eczema. This is the type of pigmentation that my skins personally prone to! This kind of hyperpigmentation can appear anywhere on the body. 


Once what's causing the dark spots or patches is found and stopped, fading can take quite a bit of time. A spot that is a few shades darker than your natural skin color can take 12 months or more to fade. If the color lies deep in your skin, however, fading can take years.


Now there are a few ways to go about treating the pigmentation, and let me tell you, I have tried them ALL! Laser treatments can be extremely costly, painful & take many sessions to start working. When it comes to topical treatments, there are just so many different products available that you end up spending huge amounts of money buying every option out there just for it to take months and months to only notice the tiniest difference in your skin! 


But let me tell you about another option that you may not of heard of before, supplementation! Did you know that there are a huge range of incredible herbs, vitamins & botanicals that actually help speed up cell turnover & skin healing from the inside?!


Let me break them down for you.


Vitamin A 

Vitamin A promotes glowing skin by helping fade pigmentation and discolouration to smooth and brighten the complexion.


Maca Root Powder 

Maca Root is packed with nutrients that keep the skin looking fresh and glowy. It helps prevent and fade hyperpigmentation and can help reverse some of the signs of ageing, especially wrinkles and fine lines, thanks to its skin-plumping properties.



Zinc helps lighten pigmentation and contributes to bright, glowing skin by regulating the production of melanin. It also helps reduce inflammation and breakouts and helps lessen the visible signs of ageing.


Pomegranate Fruit Extract 

Pomegranate helps replenish moisture in the skin to give the face a refreshing glow. It promotes a smooth, bright complexion by effectively helping to fade and prevent hyperpigmentation and discolouration. It also possesses anti-ageing benefits to support youthful, radiant skin.


Licorice Root 

Licorice Root helps lighten pigmentation and reduce the appearance of dark patches, marks, and spots. It helps refresh the skin's tone to improve consistency and reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion.



Wolfberry contributes to bright, clear skin thanks to its colour-correcting properties. It helps alleviate inflammation and can help fade acne scars and marks left behind by previous breakouts to restore balance and luminosity to the complexion.


My Perfect Skin Kit has been designed specifically with all types of hyperpigmentation in mind. Its natural formulations work from within to help heal your skin from the inside out. 


Talk soon, 

K xx