Treating Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage

by | Jul 19, 2018

Tired of those marks on your face and body? We are too! Hyperpigmentation and sunspots affect everyone regardless of the age, gender, or race. While it seems like it’s impossible to prevent them from happening, that isn’t true!

When it comes to skincare, you should always look at it as prevention before treatment. Rather than dealing with your hyperpigmentation and sunspots by allowing them to lighten on their own, here’s how you can prevent and treat them!


For those dealing with hyperpigmentation, they’d probably agree that most of theirs appear from acne scars. One way to prevent hyperpigmentation from happening is to prevent acne from occurring. There are a few ways you could do this. First, keep your hands off of your face. You might find that you instinctively touch your face multiple times a day. Your hands probably have tons and tons of bacteria on them, and you’re now allowing them to touch your face and potentially giving yourself even more acne.

Second, get an acne cleanser! While soap is great, it doesn’t come with ingredients like salicylic acid that will help keep the breakouts away from your face. For this, we’d recommend the Jericho Drying Acne Soapwhich will help prevent acne as well as dry up any existing acne on your skin.

If you have hyperpigmentation, you’re probably interested in clearing it. While treatment is something you should definitely discuss with your dermatologist, ingredients like hydroquinone are always a staple in helping to lighten the area.

Sun Damage

Sun damage is infinitely worse than hyperpigmentation because at that point, you’ve actually damaged your skin! Sun damage comes from exactly what you’d think – too much exposure to the sun. Do you need ideas to help prevent this? It’s easy, and there are only two steps!

One, limit the amount of time you spend in the sun and then, wear sunscreen! The summer months might have you ready to spend every weekend at the beach, but this is extremely bad for your skin. In conjunction with this, daily application of sunscreen is crucial, ditch the SPF 15 and 30, and go straight for 50.

If you’re looking to treat sun damage, your best bet will be to visit your dermatologist. While you’ll see the biggest results with them, there are still a few things you can do at home! First, exfoliate! Exfoliating always helps remove a dead layer of skin, and this layer can often cause your sun damage to appear worse.

Second, stay hydrated! Sun damage and dry skin work hand in hand so using a moisturizer will help diminish its appearance.

No one likes hyperpigmentation or sun damage. In fact, we think it’s safe to say that everyone hates it! Rather than allowing these skin conditions to thrive on your face, kick them to the curb! Try using these tips for clearer, better-looking skin!