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Best Hyperpigmentaion Treatments for Skin Brightening

17 Apr 2020
Caudalie Dark Spots

What are dark spots on the skin?

Dark spots are a pesky skin condition which can ruin your quest for a flawless complexion. These dark spots are actually hyperpigmentation which basically means that your skin produces more melanin than usual making parts of your skin more pigmented than others. These dark spots occur for a variety of reasons. 

Dark spots can develop as a result of sun damage due to UV radiation. Hormonal changes and inflammations like acne can also cause dark spots. Wounds can sometimes leave behind dark spots and they can even be caused as a side effect of medication, skin irritating cosmetics, or health conditions like diabetes.  

While dark spots are rarely indicative of something serious, they can impact your self-esteem and your confidence. There are a number of options to reduce the appearance of dark spots from simple over-the-counter creams to expensive cosmetic treatments. Let’s take a look at these different options starting off with cosmetic treatments.  

How to get rid of dark spots on the skin

Laser treatment is a popular way to reduce dark spots. There are different lasers that work by targeting melanin and breaking up dark spots. It may take several treatments to see a difference. Another popular treatment is microdermabrasion. This involves using a device with an abrasive surface to remove the outer layer of skin. It works by boosting collagen production and growth which can reduce dark spots.  

Chemical peels are another option. They involve applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate it. This induces new skin cell growth which in turn can reduce dark spots. A lesser known treatment is called cryotherapy. It involves freezing dark patches with liquid nitrogen to damage them. The new skin that heals regenerates lighter. Prescription creams with hydroquinone are also available. They work gradually by bleaching skin and inhibiting melanin production and are harmful for health. 

There are other natural alternatives that target dark spots. These plant ingredients have skin lightening and brightening properties that work gently and gradually to decrease hyperpigmentation. These ingredients include Vitamin B3, Kojic Acid, Licorice extracts, mulberry, and soy among others.

If you are struggling with fading your dark spots, we have a few products that may help including the Dark Spot Remover by 100% Pure®, the Dark Spot Correcting Serum by Patyka, the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum by Caudalie®, and the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA by The Ordinary.



For all skin types. Especially for those who want to lighten any dark pigmentation.


This 3-in-1 skincare has a complete action against dark spots to reduce their surface and intensity.


Both effective and natural, this complexion enhancing serum boosts radiance and helps even the skin tone. 


Fade hyperpigmention, dark spots, and acne scars with this brightening serum.

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