15 of the best products to fight skin pigmentation

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Want to get rid of pigmentation, blemishes and dark spots? Read on to find out what the beauty desk's best skin pigmentation fighting products are....

Pigmentation and uneven skin tone are two skincare issues plenty of people suffer from and they can make you feel really self-conscious – but they don’t need to! We’ve scoured the beauty halls and chosen our favourite products to help improve the appearance of pigmentation and skintone. Read on to find out the beauty desk’s tried and tested favourites…

So, what is skin pigmentation?

Pigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by the increase of melanin. While people with olive and dark skin are more likely to be affected, people with lighter skin tones can still suffer. The main cause of pigmentation is inflammation including acne, and overexposure to the sun. We all know that UVA and UVB rays are a key cause in premature ageing and can lead to early onset wrinkles but you might not know that sun damage can also cause hyper pigmentation and dark spots.

In an ideal world it would be great if we could get into the habit of using a broad-spectrum moisturiser or sunscreen on a daily basis, as this is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking healthy and prevent dark spots and patchy skin-tone developing.

But don’t panic if you are already seeing the results of too much sun exposure and you are struggling with pigmentation already. Luckily there are some great products in the beauty halls now that can help. And for bespoke recommendations to tackle pigmentation, tell the Beauty Editors at Powder a bit about your skin and they’ll tell you the best products for pigmentation.

Some of the most effective ingredients to fight pigmentation are salicylic acid, chamomile extract and glycolic acid. They help brightening the skin, as well as exfoliating and smoothing its texture. Exfoliating, it is worth mentioning, is really important because the skin cycle gets slower with ageing, and cells pile up on the surface of the epidermis. Then, buffing away dead cells aids to speed the renewal process, and consequently helping you to get rid of the unwanted spots.

With so many options on the market it can be hard to know which to rely upon. We’ve picked some of the game-changers on the market, which can really help with pigmentation. Not only will they will help you fight uneven skin tone, they will also nurture, soothe and revitalize your skin.

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