The most important thing to know is that the sun will make your hyperpigmentation more severe. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin due to the over production of melanin. This can occur naturally, like under to eyes, or with acne scarring. The sun darkens these affected areas of the skin and so products with sunscreen help to prevent this.
Furthermore, a moisturizer that works on discoloration and has sunblock is ideal. These products work on inhibiting the production of melanin and helps to create an even skin tone. There are separate products for the under eye area as well.
Finally, exfoliation will get rid of the dead skin on the surface of the face and will reveal the new skin underneath. Your skin will appear brighter and more youthful, and most importantly, it will be more even as the exfoliation removes the layers of skin affected by the hyperpigmentation.
1. I wash with a gentle face wash that has not acne medication or harsh scrubs with my Clarisonic Mia. I use the Mia for one cycle all over the face, and only repeat the process if I feel that I did not get all the areas thoroughly. I use the Olay Foaming Face Wash, $4.99.
2.Then I spray on a toner that helps to soften the skin. I use the DDF Aloe Toning Complex, $34.
3.Once that dries, I take a small amount of moisturizer all over the face. For this I use either the DDF Discoloration Reversal Moisturize, $64 or the Olay Regenerist Luminous, $26.
4.For under eye circles, I apply a small amount of DDF’s Eye Erase, $55.
These steps are very simple, but make a huge difference to the look and feel of the skin.