Hyperpigmentation is the clinical name for any type of dark spotting on the skin. While not painful, this condition can often be embarrassing and negatively impact our self-esteem. Hyperpigmentation happens because melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its color, is overproduced in one specific area. This can occur for a large variety of reasons, including genetics, sun exposure, injury or scarring, hormones, or simply aging. Spots can be as small as a freckle but can sometimes be much larger.
Treatments for hyperpigmentation generally focus around removing the skin surface to stimulate growth of less melanin-colored cells, thereby evening the skin’s overall tone. These solutions can range from harsh chemical peels and laser treatments to gentler topical formulas.
However you choose to address your hyperpigmentation, it is important to keep the skin healthy, moisturized, and nourished. We have developed specific products to address hyperpigmentation that work alone or in conjunction with aesthetician-administered treatments.
Cleanse: As mentioned above, the key to resolving hyperpigmentation is healthy exfoliation that allows for renewal of the skin cells. Our Revitalizing Cleansing Gel is made with Lemon Peel, which provides gentle chemical exfoliation and contains powerhouse brightening Vitamin C, which is known to address dark spots. This gel is suitable for those with sensitive skin. For those looking for a little stronger action, our Exfoliating Lotion removes dead skin cells with both gentle physical and chemical exfoliators (Walnut Shell and Papaya Enzymes). Papaya is also rich in Vitamin C for a brightening effect.
Tone: The next step in your dark spot routine is toning, which balances the skin’s moisture levels and primes it to accept the steps that come after. Organic Facial Elixir is our go-to for this step. Featuring soothing Chamomile and Lavender extracts, it is rich in antioxidants to nourish and calm, reducing redness and puffiness for a more even complexion.
Treat: Our secret weapon against hyperpigmentation are our C-Powder Kits. Although Vitamin C is widely recognized as a powerhouse dark spot reducer, it loses much of its effectiveness when placed in a liquid solution for any length of time. We’ve created a unique solution to this problem with these kits that allow you to mix the Vitamin C into the solution just before use, ensuring maximum potency. Our Green C-Powder Forte Kit features Licorice Extract for extra brightening and Green Tea Extract for an antioxidant boost, while our Organic C-Powder Kit is our top brightener with high concentrations of Glabradin to even the look of skin and impart a soothed feel.
Hydrate: After treatment, it’s important to restore skin’s natural moisture levels to prevent surface layers from dying, flaking, and clogging pores. Skin Revitalizing Hydrator works to restore Hyaluronic Acid, which is the same moisturizing ingredient that your skin produces naturally. This chemical bonds moisture from the air to the skin, rather than relying on heavy oils or lotions that may clog pores. D-Panthenol and Polyphenols also help to calm and soothe sensitive or irritated skin. This hydrator is so effective that we recommend it for all skin types. You can also try our Organic Rejuvenating Oil, which contains Geranium, Jojoba, Borage, and Argan Oils to further even the skin tone, moisturize, nourish, and prevent other signs of aging as well, such as fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also USDA-Certified organic.
Finding Your Routine:
Everyone’s skin is different and beautiful in its own way, but if you are concerned about the appearance of dark spots and looking for a more even skin tone, a routine featuring the products above is a great place to start. Even if you decide you need further professional treatment, the soothing and nutritive active ingredients in our dark spot regimen will only increase the benefits and minimize the side effects of in-office solutions.
Whichever DrJ products you choose on your journey to clear, radiant skin, you can be sure that they are made with only the best, freshest, and most effective natural ingredients, most of which are certified organic and locally sourced, and developed in our lab for maximum effectiveness. Here’s to your best skin yet!