WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Hyperpigmentation is when certain areas of your skin are darker than the rest. It’s a fairly common skin concern that affects people of all skin types and is more common in people of darker skin tones. It can appear in smaller patches, cover larger areas.
Hyperpigmentation happens when your skin produces more melanin than normal. Melanin is the pigment responsible for giving your skin its colour.
Some popular causes of hyperpigmentation Include.
- Sun damage.UV rays from the sun are harmful to your skin.
- Melasma Patches of dark pigmentation, usually on your face, can indicate hormonal changes.
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. When your skin goes through an inflammatory phase, such as acne or eczema, it may go into overdrive and produce these darker spots after it heals.
- Medical conditions. In some cases, hyperpigmentation can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as Addison’s disease.
HOW TO PREVENT HYPERPIGMENTATION
Although not all causes of hyperpigmentation can be prevented.Here are some tips to help prevent hyperpigmentation.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Use a hat or stay in the shade when possible
- Apply SPF
- Limit touching your skin when inflamed.
There are certain ingredients and products that can help fade the look of dark spots, which may also help reduce the appearance of the brownish patches of hyperpigmentation on your face. Here are some of the things you could try:
- AHA’s. Applying a product containing Vitamin C on your skin can help fade marks of hyperpigmentation for a more even-toned complexion.
- Vitamin C. Applying a product containing Vitamin C on your skin can help fade marks of hyperpigmentation for a more even-toned complexion.
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