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Are Latinas more susceptible to hyperpigmentation?

Are Latinas more susceptible to hyperpigmentation

It’s no secret that everyone’s skin is susceptible to developing dark spots or experiencing hyperpigmentation. In fact, it is more common to develop dark spots with age since you are spending more and more time outdoors. However, are certain ethnicities more prone to developing more dark spots? Read more to find out:

Yes! Those with Latino skin are more susceptible to developing dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Why is this the case? According to Dr. Dendy Engelman, NuGene advisory board member and director of Dermatological Surgery at New York Medical College, he says that “Latina skin—as with anyone with darker features—is more prone to pigmentation because they have a tendency to produce more pigment in response to injury, whether it’s sun damage or picking at a pimple.”

What causes the hyperpigmentation?

When the skin is exposed to UV light, the skin’s response is to produce melanin as a source of skin protection. The immune system can get rid of some of this damage however, the buildup can remain on the skin causing dark spots. Since those with Latino skin are more prone to produce more pigment in response to injury - this causes for Latino skin to produce more dark spots.

How do you prevent this from happening?

The most simple solution to preventing the production of new dark spots is sunscreen. However, for the majority of people reading this article, we already knew that. Your main concern is - how do you treat the existing dark spots that you already have?

Here at LeCerre, we have this solution. Our founder, Cathy Beaupain battled having dark spots for years and could never find a product that worked. After years of trials and tests, she formulated the Rapid Brightening Serum, backed by science, to radically reduce the appearance of dark spots for those with ethnic skin tones. The key to this serum is the ingredients that are used to diminish the appearance of dark spots. Here are a few of the key ingredients that are necessary to remove the hyperpigmentation on the skin. All of these ingredients can be found in our Rapid Brightening Serum, which is available now.

  • Niacinamide - known as Vitamin B3, helps skin retain moisture, reduces inflammation, and fades the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation. When coupled with acetyl glycosamine (NAG), it’s brightening power increases
  • Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract (Dong Quai) - reduces the synthesis of melanin to diminish the appearance of dark marks. It promotes skin healing by encouraging collagen production.
  • Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane - a natural extract derived from turmeric roots, gently reduces melanin production to fade the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It brightens and evens the skin tone.
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate - is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C. It is more stable in water effective antioxidant, brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of aging


Hopp, Deven. “Latin Skin Is More Susceptible to Hyperpigmentation-Here's What to Do.” Byrdie, Byrdie, 8 Sept. 2019,