Healthy, normal skin has an even skin tone and is free of dark areas caused by excess melanin (hyperpigmentation) or light spots void of melanin (hypopigmentation). The variance in pigmentation does not cause any physical or imminent harm but can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance.
Simply put, hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes discolored or dark spots anywhere on the skin. Compared to the rest of the complexion, hyperpigmented areas appear deeper in color and stand out visually.
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Amanda Azar Walsh, LME, is a professional makeup artist, medical aesthetician, and body wrapper based in South Florida. She is the founder and executive artist of Azar Beauty, lead artist for NewsmaxTV, Pelican Grand’s Pure Spa, and Studio 1 Talent Specialists. Walsh has a degree in business management from Florida Atlantic University, diplomas in fashion makeup from Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry and Paramedical Aesthetics from Southeastern College, is dual-licensed, and holds over 40 certifications. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Businesswomen, National Aesthetic Spa Network, Look Good Feel Better®, and a RAW Artist alumni.