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Best foods for hyperpigmentation

In this article, I share with you what foods will help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Before we begin, let us see what hyperpigmentation is.

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition characterized by the darkening of certain areas of the skin compared to the surrounding areas. This darkening occurs due to an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour, hair, and eyes.

Hyperpigmentation can affect people of all skin types and can appear on any part of the body, including the face, hands, and other areas frequently exposed to the sun.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

1. Melasma

Appears as large, dark patches on the face, especially on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip.

2. Age Spots (Solar Lentigines)

- Also known as liver spots or sun spots.

- Caused by prolonged sun exposure and typically appears on sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms.

- Common in older adults.

3. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

- Develops after an injury or inflammation to the skin, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis.

- Appears as dark spots or patches at the site of the previous injury or inflammation.

4. Freckles (Ephelides)

- Small, brown spots that typically appear on sun-exposed skin.

- More common in individuals with lighter skin tones and can increase in number and darken with sun exposure.


Eat foods abundant in antioxidants like citrus fruits, strawberries, and raspberries.

Also include Carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens.

Also eat Berries, dark chocolate, green tea, and red wine in moderation.

Turmeric, flaxseeds, walnuts, spinach and kale are also good sources to keep hyperpigmentation in check or help reduce it.

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