There’s a common issue found within darker skin tones that may be quelling your quest to the ultimate canvas – hyperpigmentation. This is a mismatched skin tone with patchy dark spots and marks that I see frequently in my skincare clinic where I specialise in treating darker skin tones.
In skincare terms, hyperpigmentation is a catch-all terms for any and all discolourations of the skin. Skin colour is determined by the amount of melanin pigment produced in the melanocyte cells. We all have the same amount of melanocyte cells, however black skin has more active cells producing more melanin, whereas fairer skin has lower melanin production.