How to Treat Hyperpigmentation on Your Body

It’s summer time! Time for shorts, tank tops, sundresses, and bathing suits! You’ve probably been working out like crazy and watching what you eat in preparation for this season. But have you overlooked one small detail that could make a big difference?

Many of us overlook the skin on our bodies, leading to concerns like rough patches, stretch marks, or uneven skin. Today we’re going to tackle one body issue that many of us have experienced, but may have been too shy to ask about – dark patches. Whether caused by sun exposure, trauma to the skin, hormones, or even medication, hyperpigmentation (or dark patches) can be a little frustrating. Luckily, we have plenty of amazing products that will safely even out your skin tone and lighten any dark areas, leaving you with just one concern: which bikini to rock.

The Organic Pharmacy Seaweed Lemon and Eucalyptus Body Scrub – Need some instant brightening? This scrub will buff away dulling dead skin and leave you glowing. Lemon brightens your skin, while natural kelp, spirulina and eucalyptus stimulate circulation for a head-to-toe glow.

Athena Lab Crystal Whitening – Many women notice that the skin on their elbows and knees are a little darker than the rest of their skin. Even for tougher areas like these, it’s important to use products that are gentle and non-irritating. This lotion contains ingredients that will safely and gradually lighten dark spots, while gently exfoliating the areas, keeping them soft and smooth.

Viderm Body Wash 15% – Start your skin-lightening routine from the very beginning with this deep cleansing, exfoliating body wash. It contains glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells and speed up the lightening process, as well as azelaic acid to reduce inflammation.

South Beach Gel For Sensitive Areas – When it comes to your more sensitive areas (like your underarms or bikini area), it’s important to choose products with super-gentle ingredients that won’t irritate or cause inflammation. This all-natural gel is formulated specifically for these areas and lighten your skin without negative any side-effects.

– Rebecca Harrisson