#ASKDRTIMM: How Can I Treat My Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that causes dark patches or spots to appear on the skin. This darkening is due to excess production of melanin. Dr. Timm shows you which ingredients can help to lighten those dark spots.

Vitamin C

“Vitamin C blocks tyrosinase, an enzyme your body uses to produce melanin and is also a potent antioxidant, which means it protects skin cells from further damage either from the sun or outside pollutants.”


“Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which is involved in cell metabolism. Topical application can interrupt the process of cell pigmentation, thereby brightening the skin.”

Fruit Acids

“The combination of anti-inflammatory fern extracts, fruit acid, and gluconolactone will help to fade your hyperpigmentation.”

Extra-Tip: “Wear sunscreen with a SPF 50 to prevent and treat your hyperpigmentation.”