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Melatonin Causing Hyper-pigmentation

By May 31, 2019April 29th, 2022Skin Care, Spray Tan

Is your natural sleep supplement causing pigmentation?

We understand everyone has hectic lives. We also understand that sometimes our hectic lives can take a toll on our bodies in more than one way. Not only can stress cause our bodies to feel weaker, give us breakouts, and higher blood pressure, but it can also effect how we sleep. Whether you wake up throughout the night, or you have trouble falling asleep, we have all researched remedies to help give us the rest we really need.

How many of you have tried Melatonin? A natural herbal supplement that is supposed to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. Sounds great right? Especially because it is over the counter, not expensive, and they advertise it is all natural, but how else is it affecting your body? I am sorry to break it to you, but if you’re taking melatonin at night, but also noticing your skin is getting darker or you’re getting dark spots, I may have the reason for that! Even though there are benefits to Melatonin, Melatonin has now been linked to hyper-pigmentation, meaning darkening of the skin.

There are things in our skin called Melanocytes. These are cells that produce pigmentation in the skin. Melatonin activates Melanocytes, so by taking this supplement, you are potentially susceptible to hyper-pigmentation. Even if you are using brightening skin care products, or undergoing laser treatments for pigmentation, if you are taking this supplement, you may still notice skin darkening. My biggest suggestion if pigmentation is bothering you, would be to stop taking the Melatonin all together. There are other natural remedies you can ask your doctor to suggest that will help you sleep without having to put your beauty needs to the side.

What do I do if I have pigmentation and I want to lighten it?

Eminence Organic Skin Care has several products that target pigmentation and to help brighten the skin. There are two main collections Eminence carries that deals with pigmentation and overall skin tone. They are the Stone Crop collection and the Bright Skin collection.

Stone Crop Collection

Stone crop is a succulent like Aloe Vera. It is very hydrating while reducing the appearance of redness, age spots, and skin blotchiness. Bearberry, Green Tea, Biocomplex, Bioflavonoids, and Lemon are some of the main ingredients also in the Stone Crop collection. They are antioxidants, skin brighteners, and soothers to help hydrate the skin while brightening it. Stone Crop is for people who don’t have a ton of pigmentation concerns. The skin will appear lighter, more even, rehydrated, firmer, tighter, there will be less redness, and it helps fight against free radical damage (premature aging). If you are wanting to target hydration and tone, Stone Crop is for you, but if you are really struggling with pigmentation and radiance, Bright Skin below might be your best bet!

Stone Crop Collection:


  • Stone Crop Gel Wash
  • Stone Crop Cleansing Oil
  • Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant
  • Stone Crop Hydrating Mist
  • Stone Crop Masque
  • Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer
  • Stone Crop Hydrating Gel
  • Stone Crop Serum

Bright Skin Collection

Bright Skin collection will help fight off the appearance of uneven skin tone using ingredients found in nature. Some Ain ingredients in the Bright Skin line are Natural Hydroquinone alternatives (Tara Tree and African Potato), Gigawhite, Licorice Root, Turmeric Root, Daisy Blossom, Azelaic Acid, and Baobab. All these ingredients will help reduce the look of dark spots, improve the overall skin tone, brighten and moisturize the skin, smooth and calm the skin, while also firming the skin. If your skin is starting to age or if you have mature skin, the Bright Skin collection is perfect for you. I also want to say that if you were someone who laid out a lot outside or laid in tanning beds, this collection will be your best friend!

Bright Skin Collection:


  • Bright Skin Masque
  • Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster Serum
  • Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Bright Skin Cleanser
  • Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream
  • Bright Skin Targeted Treatment
  • Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel

If you are interested in scheduling a facial or facial consultation, one of our Estheticians would love to meet with you. They can go over your specific skin concerns and skin type to find the perfect treatment plan and at home skin care regimen! Please contact us at 317-848-7546 or book online by visiting