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Uneven Tone 101: Hyperpigmentation Vs Hypopigmentation

You look in the mirror and what do you see? Oh no! Something you can only describe as blotches, patches and spots of differently coloured skin on your face, leaving you with an uneven skin tone that you’d rather not have.

A quick search on Dr Google explains that you might be suffering from hyper or hypo pigmentation but you don’t know what these words mean and most importantly, you have no idea what you can do to make it go away and get back to having glowing, healthy, even-toned skin. Well you can go ahead and let out a sigh of relief because when it comes to most matters of the facial skin, there is a Pond’s even skin tone solution that has you covered.

Difference Between Hyperpigmentation vs Hypopigmentation

Let’s start with the basics, what do all these words mean? Well, pigmentation is simply what gives colour to a person’s skin. In cases where that person’s skin begins to change colour, perhaps in the case of illness, injury or one of many other reasons, that is when we refer to hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation on the skin. 

Is hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation the same thing? 

HYPERpigmentation is when the person’s skin becomes darker in some areas while HYPOpigmentation refers to when it becomes lighter.

What is the difference between hyperpigmentation vs hypopigmentation?

These may seem like easily interchangeable names for uneven skin tone but they couldn’t be more different and fortunately, you’ll know the difference when you see it. Hyperpigmentation only happens when skin produces excess melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives hair, eyes and skin its colour. An increase of this in the body will cause spots and patches of skin that are darker than the unaffected areas of skin around them, and it’s much more common than you might think. What you may see as regular sun spots, melasma, freckles, or even adult acne battle scars, are all actual examples of hyperpigmentation presenting on the skin.

Meanwhile, hypopigmentation has quite the opposite effect since it happens when your skin cells don’t produce enough melanin. You’ll notice areas of skin that are visibly lighter, sometimes not just on the face but also on the neck, arms and even the rest of the body, depending on the severity of the condition. 

What causes hypopigmentation?

For most people, hypopigmentation occurs after the skin has faced some form of trauma or injury such as blisters, burns and infections that cause skin damage. In other cases it can be a symptom of health conditions like vitiligo or psoriasis.

The skin is not only the biggest of the human body’s organs but also the most vulnerable and exposed. This means there could be a myriad of reasons for changes in the tone, texture and colour of your skin, with many of them having common causes like hormonal changes in the body, sun damage, scratches, cuts, bad air quality and even the “Inevitable A” (ageing).

Dealing with Hyperpigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone

Identifying and eliminating the cause of your uneven skin tone is the hardest part of the equation but thanks to the Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex skincare range, the formula to getting back your desired skin tone has already been created, produced and packaged, with you in mind!

Reducing blemishes, while cleansing away oil, dirt and old skin cells has never been easier.

All you have to do is rinse and repeat, or rather: 

1. Wash with our Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex Anti Marks Face Wash Serum

2. Rinse

3. Clarify using Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex Anti Marks Facial Toner to remove oil build-up and impurities that can lead to pimples and blackheads,

4. Moisturize with Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex Anti Marks Serum Face Cream for Combination Skin, which is clinically proven to fade darker marks. An All-in-One serum face cream that works to fade blemishes, control shine and moisturise combination skin for a radiant, even-toned complexion.

Repeat these few easy steps a few times a week and you’ll be well on your way to becoming even tone goals.

Is your skin looking a little uneven and dull? Pond’s has the solution for you, to treat any of the symptoms that could take the freshness, smoothness and evenness out of your skin. Include them in your routine today and give your skin a new lease on life.

For more skin care solutions, browse our comprehensive range now.