Hyperpigmentation – Causes and Treatment

Hyperpigmentation – Causes and Treatment

Hyperpigmentation has become a common skin problem in recent times, particularly among people like us with darker skin tones.   This condition is primarily caused by an increase in melanin, the natural pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their colour.      

Symptoms of hyperpigmentation include darkened areas on the skin. Patches can vary in size and develop anywhere on the body.

Several factors can trigger an increase in melanin production, but the main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.

Sun damage is the number one cause of hyperpigmentation, and one way to prevent this is by using the Cher-Mere SPF 15 (oily skin) or SPF 30 (dry skin) day moisturizers, as part of your skincare regime, after cleansing and toning.  You should also try to avoid or limit your exposure to direct sunlight as much as possible.

Another way to treat hyperpigmentation is to visit any Cher-Mere day spa for a Dermaplaning Facial, a 75-minute service that lightens dark spots, and regenerates skin cells or an Iluminating Facial, which is a 60-minute service that also addresses dark spots and uneven skin tone.

To book a consultation, call 285-9053 or visit any of our four day spas located at 25 Robertson Street-San Fernando, Upper Level, Trincity Mall, Upper Level, Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas and 23 Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain. 

You can also visit our website at www.chermerecaribbean.com to purchase any of our natural products for hair, skin and body, along with aroma diffusers and scented candles.


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