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Hyperpigmentation is caused by an excess production of melanin in the skin. This is caused by excessive sun exposure, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne.

People with darker skin tones have a higher tendency to hyperpigmentation, especially if there is no sun protection. Hyperpigmentation occurs as a result of acne. If you regularly pick on your acne by squeezing them, they may cause acne scars like dark spots on the face.

Although acne and hyperpigmentation are most common among teenagers, it can affect people of all ages and skin conditions. Treating acne is a tough process as not all products and acne medications work for everyone.


Acne treatments are done by removing excess oil from the skin. It is important to know your skin type before including some useful products in your skincare routine. Some common treatments are azelaic acid, retinoids and benzoyl peroxide. Consult a dermatologist if you are looking for suitable treatments for your skin without having adverse side effects. 

Treating hyperpigmentation is similar to acne. Some common products are alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), kojic acid and glycolic acid. These are some common home remedies. However, if you are experiencing severe inflammation and pain, you may need professional scrutiny and treatments to aid in the healing. 

If not well taken care of, the acne type can lead to scarring, which is deep pitted into the skin and requires medical treatments to resurface the skin. Treat your skin before it reaches that stage! Read more about our Madonna Facial and Chemical Peels.