Avène and You: Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation refers to localized or widespread dark spots on the face, chest, and hands. It concerns 1 out of every 3 women from the age 40, and over 90% of women 50+ are affected. The condition is caused by an increase of melanin production, a substance responsible for pigment, within our bodies. Dark spots can be triggered by: repeated sun exposure, natural skin aging, drastic hormonal shifts and allergic reactions.