Better than Potatoes for Hyperpigmentation

Better than Potatoes for Hyperpigmentation

Better than potatoes for hyperpigmentation? You betcha. I looked and looked for legitimate clinical trials and studies where potatoes were proven to effectively treat hyperpigmentation and I could not find any. HOWEVER, I did find clinical studies where other ingredients that are commonly found in fruits and vegetables DID actually show to break apart hard to treat hyperpigmentation such as melasma and measured improvement in collagen synthesis and healing of the skin after being exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

Clinical Trial was administered :

-Double Blind

-Placebo controlled

-60 healthy individuals (not following any specific diet , no medications )

-Had to be at least Fitzpatrick 2-4 (if you don’t know what that means or you don’t which type you are, please watch or read below):

Hyperpigmentation: Understanding How it Affects your Skin Type


It taking oral supplements of carotenoids helped prevent hyper pigmentation in the skin that was exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

In the clinical trial the group was administered a mutli carotenoid supplement OR a placebo

If they were taking the multi carotenoid supplement, they had to take it 3x a day at meal times with water.

The soft gel contained:

-Beta Carotene 4.25 mg

-Lutein 1.10 mg (from green, leafy vegetables)

-Zeaxanthin .53 mg (Yellow pigments in fruits and vegetables)

Carotinoids are a type of photo nutrient found in the cells of plants, algae, and bacteria. They are plant pigments that give the bright colors of bright red, yellow, and orange in fruits and vegetables.

Foods high in Carotenoids are better than potatoes for hyperpigmentation:

Food high in carotinoids are better than potatoes for hyperpigmentation such as:







The benefits of carotenoids for the body :


-Anti inflammatory

-Some carotenoids convert to Vitamin A that are beneficial for vision and other cancer fighting agents

Each of the subject were assessed their sensitivity to UVB and UVA radiation as well as pigmentation formation

Conclusion of the Study:

The conclusion of the study is that daily supplements with carotenoids protects at some level, the human skin against UVB induced erythema (redness) and UVA induced pigmentation.

The multi carotenoid supplement are better than potatoes for hyperpigmentation because it provided significant skin protection shown at 8 weeks and 12 weeks.

It also showed that skin that was sensitive to sunscreen ingredients or had become sensitized to sunscreen ingredients also became more tolerant of sunscreen ingredients in addition to UVA and UVB exposure.

***This does NOT mean that you should forego your sunscreen usage or you should eat carrots until your skin turns orange but this is to bring to your attention that it is NOT just skin care products that helps your skin slow down aging, help with hyperpigmentation and speed up healing. It is also to show you that what you EAT is also an important part of your skins health.

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