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Get rid of pigmentation and reveal a glowing complexion!

pigmentationPigmentation is simply colouring of the skin due to an increase of melanin production. Excessive sunlight, hormonal imbalances and genetics can exacerbate pigmentation.

Pigmentation is caused by over-productive melanin resulting in dark spots and patches on the skin. Melanin is the cell which gives human skin, hair and even eyes their colour. Everyone has different levels of melanin in their skin – the more you have, the darker your skin tone.

A number of environmental and genetic factors can influence the skin to produce irregular levels of melanin in certain areas. This can lead to slightly darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation) patches of skin. The causes of irregular skin pigmentation vary widely, and most people experience it on at least some part of their body (birthmarks, freckles). There are a number of causes of pigmentation. Dermatologists believe genetic predisposition, hormonal changes and imbalances, and certain diseases (such as diabetes) can lead to irregularity of melanin production.

Sun exposure can also trigger a change in melanin levels. It is important to wear sunscreen with a high SPF and avoid direct sunlight. Excessive exposure to sunlight can exacerbate skin conditions like pigmentation. So if you’re after a gorgeous tan- fake it, don’t bake it!

In many cases, treatment of irregular skin pigmentation can be tricky. Most treatment regimes include a combination of topical emulsions,IPL Skin Rejuvenation and Dermal Rolling.

How to prevent pigmentation

  • Ensure you are receiving adequate quantities of Vitamin D and Vitamin A. Both of these ingredients improve elasticity, collagen production and the overall resilience of your skin.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Moisturise! Nourish your skin with a quality moisturiser targeted at lightening and brightening uneven skin tones.( Medik8 White Click or Duo)
  • Look for products high in Vitamin C- clinically proven to brighten your skin tone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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