Reasons for facial pigmentation (and elsewhere on the body) vary from over exposure to the sun, the use of oral or birth control pills, pregnancy and even chemicals found in certain perfumes, soaps and shampoos. And while it’s usually not dangerous, it can really take its toll on our confidence levels.

Here are some wonderful ways to hide and treat pigmentation and let your true beauty shine through!

Prevent it

When we’re talking about covering up skin imperfections, specifically hyperpigmentation, we have to talk about preventing it! Even though hyperpigmentation can occur due to a variety of reasons, we can be proactive about preventing pigmentation from sun damage by using a broad-spectrum sunblock. Make sunscreen part of your beauty routine and don’t ever leave home without it!

Conceal it

Using concealer is an inexpensive and easy way to cover up pigmentation at home. If you already have a full-coverage concealer in your makeup bag, you’re already ahead of the game! But one thing to keep in mind is that even though your current concealer works great for covering up zits, it might not be as awesome for covering up pigmentation. So, you might have to experiment with different concealers before you find one that works best for you.

Lighten it

Using a skin bleaching cream might sound scary but it’s another one of the ways to cover up pigmentation or in this case, lighten it. If the discolouration on your skin is pretty new, a lightening or bleaching cream can help fade these spots and make them much less noticeable! Look for lighteners that contain botanical ingredients like bearberry or coffee berry extract and won’t be as harsh on the skin.

Correct it

Corrective primers and concealers offer us ways to cover up pigmentation by neutralising the imperfection with the contrasting colour on the colour wheel. If you’ve ever seen a concealer palette with green or lavender and wondered what it was for, now you know! It might seem weird to apply a colored concealer or primer, but for certain skin imperfections, coloured correctors work better than the flesh-toned type!

Lubricate it

Another one of the ways to cover up pigmentation by improving the condition of your skin is by treating it with Rosehip oil. Rosehip oil has been known to increase the elasticity of your skin, thereby improving the texture, and it’s an all-natural way to fade dark spots and scars! Rosehip oil won’t cause skin to peel or make your skin sensitive to the sun so it’s a fabulous all-natural oil!

Mask it

A cheap and easy way to cover up pigmentation by treating your skin is to make an at-home skin-lightening mask. Grab four almonds and soak them in water overnight until you’re ready to use them. The next day, grind the almonds with some milk to make a paste and apply it on the areas you have hyperpigmentation. You can use this mask overnight or just until it dries and rinse off with cold water!


You have lots of options in ways to cover up pigmentation so if you have dark spots on your face or hands, don’t despair! But if you are getting for more of a long lasting fix rather than a cover up, why not try microdermabrasion?

The SkinBase Facial™ was designed as a skin pigmentation treatment and can therefore vastly improve the appearance of facial pigmentation and skin blemishes.

Regular microdermabrasion treatments are proven to show significant benefits as a skin pigmentation treatment. Working on sun-damaged skin and to help remove unwanted facial pigmentation blemishes.

Why The SkinBase Facial™ for Facial Pigmentation and Facial Blemishes?

  • Progressive rather than aggressive treatment – each session reaches deeper into the skin to lift facial pigmentation
  • Obvious smoothing of the skin
  • Can be used on any skin tone from light to dark
  • Whilst pigmentation on the face is the most common concern, SkinBase can treat numerous areas on the body
  • Provides effective, visible results from the very first session
  • Skin is left feeling smooth and youthful with the added benefit of reducing skin blemishes

Read here for more information on what it can do for you and to find a therapist near you.

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