Beauty Talk Pigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a frustrating skin condition that can seem impossible to treat. We are talking about dark spots, freckles, and melasma. Harmless, but it can become a problem if it takes a toll on your confidence. We all like to have a natural-looking skin without foundation or a tinted moisturiser. Hyperpigmentation is a treatable condition. There is skin care products that can help you combat hyperpigmentation. It’s important to understand why Hyperpigmentation happens in the first place.
Types of hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation comes in many forms.
Hyperpigmentation and what causes it
Melanin is formed from the successful delivery of tyrosinase, a pigment regulating enzyme, to the melanocytes, which is the cell that is responsible for producing melanin in the skin. When the melanocytes become damaged, unhealthy or hyperactive, melanin production will be affected. This causes skin patches that appear darker than the neighboring skin.
Melasma presents as an uneven patch of brown to gray-brown discoloration on the face, especially on the cheeks and bridge of the nose. While men can experience melasma, this skin condition is more common in women.
Dark Spots also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, occur due to inflammation of your skin during the healing process of a bad breakout, wound or rash. The inflammation triggers the production of more melanin, which makes the skin appear darker.
Products to treat Pigmentation