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5 Things to Know Hyperpigmentation

June 9, 2021

Whether you’re fair-skinned, you have black skin, skin of color…Know these things and know peace (Hyperpigmentation).

Things of Hyperpigmentation:

1. Number one, not all ingredients are created equal. And some over-the-counter products are a joke tbh.

Here’s the hierarchy: Hydroquinone (especially ones over 4%)-is the gold standard but it has a lot of controversy surrounding it. That said, when you visit a dermatologist and you have some serious hyperpigmentation, especially around your body, this is what they’re gonna give you. All things being equal, this is the prescription they are going to write you. They are not gonna bring up niacinamide or vitamin c even kojic acid.

The next after that is azelaic acid 20% or cysteamine. Cysteamine is the new chick on the block but she’s good. The next is kojic acid or arbutin then tranexamic acid, then Ascorbic acid, then niacinamide.

2. The second thing to know is that combination is king. Monotherapy- that is using one product- will have you waiting for years. If you want to see results within a reasonable timeframe, combination therapy is the way to go.

Often, a dermatologist will combine a tyrosinase inhibitor or a couple of tyrosinase inhibitors with exfoliants or retinoids. Here are common combinations 1. Azelaic acid and tretinoin 2. Hydroquinone and tretinoin 3. Azelaic acid, hydroquinone, and tretinoin 4. Kojic acid and glycolic acid 5. Vitamin c and niacinamide, and aha 6. Vitamin c niacinamide and kojic acid.

Sometimes when you have stubborn spots, a dermatologist will introduce chemical peels or lasers For example, they will treat you with topical treatments for a while, ask you to take a break from them, and then start treating you with chemical peels.

3. Respect Sunscreen and Sun Protection: If you are on Instagram you’ve probably been harassed by a skincare influencer to wear your sunscreen but this is apt as sun exposure will take you 10 steps back. Especially when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation. I personally don’t rely on sunscreen, I stay away from the sun between 11 am and 4 pm. And I cover up my body.

4. Results: One of the best things you can learn about dark spots is that they will not disappear overnight, but if you persist, one day you’ll look for them and you won’t be able to find them. If this isn’t your mindset, then it’s likely that you’ll give up. Cause after one week, you’ll look in the mirror, see it’s still there then you’ll say it’s not working. When in reality you’re supposed to give it 1-3 months (for your face) and 3-6 months(for your body).

5. Coverage: While you’re treating your hyperpigmentation, life has to go on. If you are self-conscious about your dark spots and want to cover them up, here are two brands to check out: Dermaablend and Sally Hansen. Dermablend has both face and body makeup that have great coverage and Sally Hansen has a product called airbrush legs, it is lightweight but it still gets the job done. And that’s it from me, over to you.

What have you learned about treating dark spots or hyperpigmentation in general?


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Disclaimer: All content on this channel is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice from your physician or other healthcare professionals. #hyperpigmentationtreatment #blackskin #skincare

Thanks for watching the video: 5 Things to Know About Hyperpigmentation Treatment – Black Skin – Skin of Color

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Kojic Acid Soap | Skin Lightening Treatment

May 17, 2021

Hi everyone, my name is Rita, and today we will be talking about kojic acid-specifically kojic acid soap. Before we get into that, let’s look at what kojic acid is and what it does.

Kojic acid works by inhibiting the formation of tyrosine. Tyrosine is an amino acid needed to produce melanin. Because it prevents the production of melanin, kojic acid causes the skin to lighten. As a result, it is often used to treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots, and scars.

Does kojic acid come in other forms, or is it just the soap form? No, Kojic acid comes in different forms, including lotions, creams, serums, peels, and soaps.

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Today, we’ll be discussing the kojic acid soap; I genuinely appreciate how fast-acting, as well as how accessible it is. A brand that I’ve used for a while now is Kojie San, and we’ll be using it for our demo in today’s video.
In this segment, we’ll be looking at using kojic acid soap, how often to use it, where to use the soap, its side effects, things to know about it, and when to expect results.

1. How to use kojic acid soap? Wet the soap and work it into a lather, then apply it to the affected area. Leave it on for about 30 seconds, and wash off. Some have said that this soap can be left on for as long as 4 minutes, but remember that this soap has a very high irritation potential, so don’t leave it on for long.

2. How often should you use the soap? First, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to do a patch test to see how your skin reacts. Then you can start using it every other day. Some people can use it every day with no issues; other people’s skin can even tolerate it twice a day. If you use retinoids, your skin may have trouble handling them every day.

3. Where to use the soap? It can generally be used anywhere you have hyperpigmentation: Face, Body, Elbows, Knees, thighs..etc..

4. Side effects? Redness, irritation, itchiness, or pain and discomfort. When you experience these, you should stop use. I know that I’ve overused it, and I take a break.

5. Things you need to know? *Kojic acid soap, especially this one by Kojie San, tends to dissolve quickly in water, so cut it into pieces; otherwise, it’s going to last you about two days.*Kojic acid soap can be very drying for some, so moisture up. Unlike the many actives that pregnant women are prohibited from using, kojic acid is safe for expecting and nursing mothers.

6. When to expect results? All things being equal, and if you’ve been using the soap consistently, you’ll likely start to see results within two-four weeks. For faster results, combine with glycolic acid.


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Lajis AF, et al. (2012). Depigmenting effect of kojic acid esters in hyperpigmented B16F1 melanoma cells.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2012/952452

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Garcia A, Fulton JE Jr. The combination of glycolic acid and hydroquinone or kojic acid for the treatment of melasma and related conditions. Dermatol Surg. 1996 May;22(5):443-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1996.tb00345.x. PMID: 8634807.

Disclaimer: All content on this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice from your physician or other healthcare professionals.