Your skin is a very delicate organ and hyperpigmentation is often a result of environmental or internal factors which damage it. Higher production of Melanin causes several skin problems, such as dark spots, dark patches, uneven skin tone, and dark circles. It is, therefore, best to learn the causes and how to prevent hyperpigmentation from occurring or work to reduce the appearance of it.
- Melanin defines your skin tone
Melanocytes produce a pigment called Melanin that is responsible for the tone of the skin. If melanocyte cells are damaged in any way or if they go through any unhealthy change, the production of melanin increases, causing dark patches on certain parts or the entire body. The problem may aggravate if left untreated.
- Too much of Vitamin D is harmful
Moderate exposure to sunlight is healthy as it helps in the synthesis of vitamin D, but overexposure can lead to several skin problems. Vitamin D acts as a catalyst in the Melanin production process. Sunscreen is hugely important in preventing hyperpigmentation. It prevents the accumulation of photodamage that leads to brown spots and PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), which is the hyperpigmentation that develops after acne. Look for one that contains at least SPF 30 and is broadspectrum so that you are protecting yourself from both UVB and UVA rays. Use the Dr Grandel Protection UV 30 or Skin Affair SPF 15 Moisturising Cream as well as limit your exposure to sunlight.
- Pigmentation is a treatable condition
Although a stubborn condition, pigmentation is treatable. Whether one has pigmentation on the face or any other part of the body. Melasma is a chronic condition and tends to relapse when treatment is interrupted. Treatment should therefore be continuous until the condition lessens, usually only after menopause.
- Home remedies may not be effective
Home remedies for pigmentation may deliver short-lived results, but such measures provide a permanent solution. Although you may come across various blogs that advocate home remedies for pigmentation, the truth is that most vegetables and fruits contain specific enzymes and acids that may aggravate the problem. We suggest using products dedicated to pigmentation or spa treatments that offer real results!
- There is no instant remedy
Stay away from any anti-pigmentation product or procedure that claims to deliver instant results. Pigmentation can be treated with ongoing use of a dedicated product such as the Dr Grandel UV Protection, Anti-Pigment formula or The Dr Grandel Perfection White Whitening Cream that offers a skin-friendly treatment for several skin problems, including dark spots and blemishes. LED Light Therapy can be a wonderful tool for treating age spots, pigmentation and blemishes. Most see results after 4-8 weeks of continued use this can be achieved with the Azure Orion LED Handheld device & Dr Grandel Retinol Ampoules.