Facial Products for Hyperpigmentation

When you have a problem with hyperpigmentation on your face, it means that you have excess and unwanted pigment.

This is pigment that is present in your skin beyond what is normal for your natural skin complexion. This can happen for many reasons.

What are the most common reasons for an excessive amount of facial pigment?

  1. Healed skin injuries, including pimples, rashes, and wounds (called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Here, melanin and sometimes iron from red blood cells are left behind in skin to cause brown discoloration.
  2. Melasma (hyperpigmentation that can be in both of the top two living cell layers called the epidermis and the dermis). Melasma is also erroneously called “the mask of pregnancy” because your personal hormone levels may play a role in causing this skin problem.
  3. Age spots. Most of the brown color of age spots is due to excessive sun exposure over the years. These are also erroneously called “liver spots” the liver has nothing to do with them.
  4. Dead cell build-up. Thickened and excessive dead skin cells can hold melanin pigment to create increased brown skin color. This is easy to fix, as simple exfoliation can remove the brown color.

What are the best skin care products that dermatologists use to treat facial hyperpigmentation problems?

Because melanin pigment production is stimulated by UV sun exposure, the most important treatment for all facial hyperpigmentation problems is sun protection.

Exfoliation of the dead cell layer that holds pigment will lighten hyperpigmentation, often quite quickly.

Use of products that also loosen the 'glue' that holds skin cells together will help enhance exfoliation. These ingredients are called keratolytics and they include glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinoids (prescription tretinoin and non-prescription retinol).

There are also ingredients in skin care products that can help to even skin color by turning down the production rate of melanin. These ingredients include the retinoids mentioned above and vitamin C, hydroquinone, and some botanicals like kojic acid.

Get the best results when you create  my Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care Routine using these types of products for the best results. The essential steps of my Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care Routine include:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Correct
  3. Hydrate
  4. Protect

How does a dermatololgist use skin care products to treat facial hyperpigmentation?

  1. CLEANSE with cleansers that exfoliate like Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Scrub, and/or use an Exfoliating Sponge with your favorite cleanser. Cleansers with glycolic acid and salicylic acid are excellent choices, such as my Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser or Triple Action Exfoliating Scrub, especially if your hyperpigmentation is from acne lesions. 
  2. CORRECT by both removing existing pigment and turning down pigment production using my Pigment Fading Pads, Retinol Night Cream, Glycolic Acid Face Cream, or Vitamin C Serum.
  3. HYDRATE with moisturizers matched to your skin type.
  4. PROTECT with only the best broad spectrum zinc oxide sun protection. Match the product to your skin type so that you love your sunscreen and use it 365 days a year.

A skin care routine like this is powerful! I've put it all together for you in my Ultimate Pigment and Sun Damage Repair Kit.  Why 'sun damage' too?? Because these products are highly effective at treating both skin pigment problems and reducing the signs of skin aging. These products also help get rid of acne too. It's brilliant, powerful and professional skin care that gets results you want. 

 

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  1. Dr. Bailey's Ultimate Pigment and Sun Damage Repair Kit

    Ultimate Pigment and Sun Damage Repair Kit

    Fade an uneven complexion almost instantly with the best pigment lightening products. Reverse fine lines and wrinkles and return your appearance to younger days. This kit has everything proven to do the job!

    Regular Price: $414.50

    Special Price $352.00

  2. Dr. Bailey's Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit

    Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit™

    Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.

    Regular Price: $61.00

    Special Price $51.85

  3. Dr. Bailey's Pigment Fading Pads

    Pigment Fading Pads

    Made to order Pigment Fading Pads with 2% hydroquinone will even out your skin color. Add a missing treatment piece to most skin care routines to help even out skin color

    Regular Price: $69.00

    Special Price $62.00

  4. Dr. Bailey's Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream™

    Retinol Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream™

    Retinol is one of the best non-prescription skin care ingredients you can use to reverse the signs of skin aging. Every serious anti-aging skin care routine should include a retinoid product to improve your skin complexion quickly.

    $84.00
  5. Dr. Bailey's Retinol Ultra-Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream™

    Retinol Ultra-Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream™

    Ultra-high concentration retinol is one of the best non-prescription skin care ingredients to fight skin aging. A serious anti-aging skin care routine should include a retinoid product, and all-trans- retinol is the best non-prescription retinoid for the job.

    $96.00
  6. Dr. Bailey's Advanced Corrective Eye Cream™

    Advanced Corrective Eye Cream™

    6-in-1 technology to fight all eye-area problems in one cream! Advanced pharmaceutical-quality active ingredients in the correct balance to help fight aging and to improve the appearance of your eye area.

    $90.00
  7. Dr. Bailey's Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum™

    Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Professional Treatment Serum™

    I think this is the best vitamin C skin care product made!  Dermatologists and skin care experts agree that vitamin C is one of the most important products in a serious anti-wrinkle treatment for sun-damaged skin.

    $132.00
  8. Dr. Bailey's Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit

    Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit

    Dr. Bailey’s Anti-Aging Antioxidant Kit offers the best skin care products made today to help brighten your complexion and reduce wrinkles and age spots. It also protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and everyday stresses.

    Includes FREE Extremely Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser with purchase. For a limited time.

    Regular Price: $325.00

    Special Price $292.50

  9. SunSavvy Antioxidant Backup for Your Sun Protection Kit

    SunSavvy Antioxidant Backup for Your Sun Protection Kit

    Antioxidants play a huge role in protecting your skin from free radicals that damage precious, nucleic acids (DNA) and skin structures (lipid cell membranes, to name a few).

    Includes FREE Extremely Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser with purchase. For a limited time.

    Regular Price: $313.00

    Special Price $282.00

  10. Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

    Glycolic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

    The perfect AHA face cream for normal and combination skin. Available in 10%, 15% and 20% strength for all skin types

    $35.00
  11. Facial Glycolic Acid Kit for All Complexion Types

    Facial Glycolic Acid Kit for All Complexion Types

    Professional glycolic acid skin care products are among the best, non-prescription anti-wrinkle face creams that also fight sun spots. Glycolic acid rejuvenates and reverses so many of the signs of skin aging including: dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, sun spots, and crusty age spots. Glycolic acid also helps prevent clogged pores, including blackheads that can lead to pimples and acne. 

    Regular Price: $76.00

    Special Price $68.50

  12. Dr. Bailey's Men's Face Care Kit

    Men's Face Care Kit

    My Complete Skin Care Kit for Men fights facial redness and premature skin aging all at the same time. 

    Regular Price: $184.00

    Special Price $165.60

  13. Millennial Men’s Skin Care Kit

    Millennial Men’s Skin Care Kit

    Dermatologist’s multitasking routine for millennial men. Prevent the most common complexion problems and maintain a healthy and attractive facial complexion with 4 key products.

    Regular Price: $129.00

    Special Price $116.00

  14. Layered Up Besties

    Layered Up Besties

    Concentrated pharmaceutical level green tea is the best antioxidant powerhouse for all skin types. I've combined it with my state of the art Instantly Luminous Serum for instant stratified skin hydration to plump, soothe and hydrate your skin to a dewy glow - instantly! This is my absolute favorite facial product combination - and great for all skin types too! 

    Regular Price: $172.00

    Special Price $154.80

  15. Brilliant and Glorious Complete Skin Care Kit

    Brilliant and Glorious Complete Skin Care

    Brilliant skin care today and get glorious skin tomorrow

    Regular Price: $217.00

    Special Price $195.30

  16. Dr. Bailey's Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash

    Glycolic Acid Face and Body Wash

    This rich soap-free cleanser brightens your complexion and leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for your treating and correcting products. Ideal for all skin types including oily skin because it gently but thoroughly removes product, oil, dirt and debris from the skin surface.

    $35.00
  17. Dr. Bailey's Triple-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

    Triple-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

    Eco-friendly beads combine with AHA and BHA to instantly brighten your complexion. Loosen dull dead cells and uneven pigmentation. Renew skin luster to a more youthful glow and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    $47.00
  18. Dr. Bailey's Pityrosporum Folliculitis Kit

    Pityrosporum Folliculitis Kit

    My Pityrosporum folliculitis is essential if you have that odd type of acne that both itches and hurts, has bright red pustules and tiny flesh-colored bumps studding your skin and that represent clogged pores.

    Regular Price: $126.50

    Special Price $114.00

  19. Dr. Bailey's Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser™

    Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser™

    Our Dr. Bailey Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, formulated for sensitive skin types. This 2% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is strong enough to remove oil and debris from clogged pores while remaining gentle enough for most sensitive skin.

    $24.00
  20. Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, Extra Strength™

    Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, Extra Strength™

    This extremely strong 10% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is the strongest acne cleanser I recommend. Regular use dissolves oil and black heads. It's ideal for tolerant skin.

    $28.00
  21. Dr. Bailey's Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Facial Scrub

    Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Facial Scrub™

    Get smoother, softer cleaner looking skin with a more luminous appearance with this magic combination of physical exfoliation and thermal clay deep pore cleansing.

    $57.00
  22. Exfoliating Facial Sponge 2 Pack

    Exfoliating Facial Sponge 2 Pack

    Gently exfoliates dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth and radiant.
    $6.00
  23. Dr. Bailey's Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible Sunscreen, SPF 50™ Broad Spectrum Protection

    Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible Sunscreen, SPF 50™ Broad Spectrum Protection

    Enjoy an oil free, non-whitening and “light as air” feel on your skin. Pure mineral zinc-oxide protection that’s perfect for even the most sensitive skin.

    $48.00
  24. Dr. Bailey's Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+™

    Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+™

    At last, an ultra-light sunscreen spray that’s pure mineral protection with micro (not nano) zinc oxide for the best anti-aging broad spectrum protection. 

    $45.00
  25. Sheer Strength Pure Physical Tinted Matte Sunscreen, SPF 50™

    Sheer Strength Pure Physical Tinted Matte Sunscreen, SPF 50™

    Oil-free and oil control ultra-light and tinted matte technology in a hypoallergenic sunscreen – it’s the holy grail for oily and sensitive skin AND it’s elegant for all skin types too! Contains iron oxide too making it the best sunscreen for melasma. 

    Regular Price: $48.00

    Special Price $43.20

  26. Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen

    Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen

    This luscious and all natural face cream is my absolute new favorite face sunscreen! Natural, broad-spectrum mineral zinc oxide protection that feels and looks so good on your skin that you'll want to wear it 24/7.

    $45.00
  27. EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Sunscreen

    EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Sunscreen

    Completely oil free and ultra light feel on the skin make this sunscreen a marvel. Perfect for oily to normal and acne prone skin. Comes with either a clear or tinted option to help soften complexion flaws for all skin types.

    $32.50
  28. EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40

    EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40

    Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection in a lovely moisturizing lotion that's sheer and elegant of the skin. Perfect for normal to dry skin with it's hyaluronic acid and just a little light oil to moisturize your skin without leaving a heavy feel.

    $26.50
  29. Dr. Bailey's Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy™

    Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy™

    State of the art antioxidant skin care powerhouse and my absolute favorite facial product. If you were going to pick just one antioxidant for your skin care, the best would be green tea - it helps calm skin redness and fights sun damage.

    $88.00
  30. Dr. Bailey's Green Facial Redness Relief Kit - with Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy

    Facial Redness Relief Kit - with Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy

    This near-magical product combination is indispensable in my dermatology practice for calming facial redness. 

    Regular Price: $100.00

    Special Price $90.00

  31. Dr. Bailey's Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength™

    Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength™

    Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.

    Regular Price: $72.50

    Special Price $61.60

  32. Dr. Bailey's Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Acne Treatment Pads™

    Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Acne Treatment Pads™

    2% Glycolic Acid and 2% Salicylic Acid acne treatment medicines are strong enough to treat stubborn acne but gentle on sensitive skin.

    $23.00
  33. Dr. Bailey's Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Acne Treatment Pads, Extra Strength™

    Salicylic and Glycolic Acid Acne Treatment Pads, Extra Strength™

    Tolerant skin benefits from 10% glycolic acid, which I think is the ideal concentration to loosen black heads. These medicated pads perform this feat while lifting oil and debris from the skin.

    $29.00
  34. Vanicream Lip Protectant

    Vanicream Lip Protectant

    A popular dermatologist-recommended hypoallergenic lip balm and sunscreen - all together in one product.

    $8.00
  35. Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. SPF Sunscreen Lipstick

    Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. SPF Sunscreen Lipstick

    Natural non-nano mineral zinc oxide sun protection in a deeply hydrating base for your delicate lip skin. Prevent skin cancer and future wrinkles with daily use of sunscreen. That means lips too. Ever notice older lips are pale, shriveled, dry and chapped all the time. That’s sun damage. Just say no by wearing lip sun protection 365 days a year.

    $28.00
  36. Dr. Bailey's Baked Mineral Powder™

    Baked Mineral Powder™

    Hydrating mineral powder for a luminous, velvety finish to your skin.

    $30.00
  37. Pressed Mineral Makeup Powder™

    Pressed Mineral Makeup Powder™

    Long-lasting, full coverage in a matte finish that won’t flake or cake.

    $24.00
  38. Loose Mineral Makeup Powder Foundation™

    Loose Mineral Makeup Powder Foundation™

    Silky and oil absorbing for a light weight matte finish. Use alone or as a finishing powder.

    $20.00
  39. Loose Mineral Makeup Blush™

    Loose Mineral Makeup Blush™

    Two lovely, soft shades to invoke a natural looking, delicate health-radiating glow to your skin (without the sun!).

    $17.00
  40. Glytone Mild Gel Wash

    Glytone Mild Gel Wash

    This is an excellent exfoliating foaming cleanser that preps the skin for glycolic acid creams and lotions. It's an excellent cleanser for acne treatment or to exfoliate as part of an anti aging skin care regimen.

    $33.00
  41. Glytone Exfoliating Lotion #2

    Glytone Exfoliating Lotion #2

    AHA therapy with a light water base for oily skin. Perfect for acne and anti-aging skin care for people with oily or normal skin.I have patients use it to improve acne and rejuvenate skin.

    $46.00
  42. Glytone Facial Cream #2

    Glytone Facial Cream #2

    An extremely hydrating glycolic acid cream. It's a perfect starting point for beginning AHA therapy for dry skin types. 

    $52.00
  43. Dr. Bailey's Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40

    Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40

    My favorite every day sunscreen! I wear it every day on my face, neck and chest! It gives a great matte finish that's SPF 40 and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

    $35.00
  44. Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen

    Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen

    My favorite sunscreen for sports, swimming and sweaty activities. Solbar Zinc provides protection for up to 80 minutes in the water with its hefty 7.5% mineral zinc oxide combined with other chemical sunscreen agents. Oil free and shouldn't aggravate acne.

    $13.00
  45. SunSavvy Kit, Daily Wear Protection

    SunSavvy Kit, Daily Wear Protection

    The best dermatologist recommended mineral sunscreen products for everyday protection. This kit includes Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40 for the face, ears, and neck, along with Solbar Zinc Sunscreen SPF 38 for the chest, hands, and other areas that need sun protection.

    Regular Price: $48.00

    Special Price $43.20

  46. SunSavvy Kit, Ultimate Protection

    SunSavvy Kit, Ultimate Protection

    The Ultimate Sun Protection Kit provides everything you'll need to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.This kit includes Sun Guard Laundry Treatment, UV Ray Detecto Ring, Vanicream Lip Protectant, Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen and Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40 and a mesh travel bag for your products.

    Regular Price: $62.50

    Special Price $56.00

  47. Raw Elements Eco Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Untinted

    Raw Elements Eco Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Untinted

    The highest performance sunscreen I’ve ever found. A product that’s perfect for the most active kids, high powered athletes and sensitive skin all in one! Reef safe too.

    $20.00
  48. Raw Elements Tinted SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

    Raw Elements Tinted SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

    Raw Elements is the highest performance sunscreen I’ve ever found. A product that’s perfect for your most rigorous athletic activities in intense sun exposure circumstances. Reef safe too.

    Regular Price: $19.00

    Special Price $15.00

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  49. Raw Elements Eco Stick SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

    Raw Elements Eco Stick SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

    At last, the best mineral zinc oxide sunscreen product proven not to run into and sting your eyes - even when you're wet! Reef safe too.

    Regular Price: $16.00

    Special Price $12.00

  50. Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Non-greasy natural non-nano zinc oxide mineral sunscreen for every day sun protection. This is a lovely natural mineral sunscreen made with organic ingredients - and it's not just for babies!

    $24.00
  51. SunSavvy Around Town Sun Protection Kit

    SunSavvy Around Town Sun Protection Kit

    My SunSavvy Around Town Bundle is complete sun protection that’s perfect for everyday use. Whether you’re at work, school, a weekend outing, or special celebration, you’ll be covered.

    Regular Price: $130.50

    Special Price $117.45

  52. Sunsavvy Ready 4 Fun Sun Protection Kit

    Sunsavvy Ready 4 Fun Sun Protection Kit

    Soaking up all the sunny-fun summer has to offer means extreme, sun-protection tools need to be close at hand. Yep. You're you’re going to be outside at BBQs, concerts, lounging by the pool, having fun in the river or on the lake, and more. You’ve been waiting all year for this! And, I’ve got your skin covered so that you get all the bliss without the sun damage.

    Regular Price: $178.50

    Special Price $160.65

  53. Women's Sun Protection Bucket Hats

    Women's Sun Protection Bucket Hats

    Lightweight, cool, and breathable cloth UPF 50 sun protection hats. Get in the habit of wearing this broad−brimmed hat along with your broad spectrum sunscreen − proven effective in the prevention of skin cancer and premature aging. Fits your head perfectly with its clever, adjustable inner brim cord. Highly packable too and makes a great gift!
    $27.00
  54. Men’s Everyday Sun Protection Hat

    Men’s Everyday Sun Protection Hat

    High-performance, stylish, smart UPF 50 protection for your face, scalp, temples and ears.

    $27.00
  55. Travel Sun and Rain Protection Umbrella

    Travel Sun and Rain Protection Umbrella

    Block UV rays with confidence with this titanium umbrella. Make the shade follow you! This is my ultimate travel accessory and I never pack my suit case without it!

    $48.00
  56. Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion for Sensitive Skin

    Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion for Sensitive Skin

    My favorite Self-Tanning product.

    $26.00

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