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Hyperpigmentation, a discoloration of the skin, is often caused by inflammation, hormonal change, or heredity. Inflammation leading to hyperpigmentation can come from prolonged sun exposure, tanning beds, acne, use of lasers, or other injuries to the skin. Hormonally-induced hyperpigmentation appears most often during pregnancy but can occur with any fluctuation in hormones, such as puberty; the use of birth control pills; and menopause.

A good lightening skin product and sun block are keys to reducing hyperpigmentation. The Sorella Lemon Lightening Serum, a potent acne-safe lightening serum, will reduce pigmentation and reduce melanin production to keep future sun spots away.

Sun exposure is a major catalyst of hyperpigmentation. In order to maintain and prevent further pigment issues, daily use of an SPF29+ is essential. Sunlight does not only affect pigmentation during the hot summer months. The winter UV rays can be just as damaging, which is why a daily SPF30 is important year round.