What causes hyperpigmentation? How can you keep it under control?
Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces more melanin than normal. (Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color). Hyperpigmentation can make spots or patches of skin appear darker than surrounding areas. It can affect people of all skin types, but it more often affects areas of skin more prone to sun exposure such as the face, arms, and legs.
You shouldn’t be alarmed; hyperpigmentation isn’t harmful. On the other hand, many feel insecure and struggle to cover up their dark spots.
To prevent hyperpigmentation, or to stop it becoming more prominent:
● Avoid exposure to the sun. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
● Avoid picking at the skin. To prevent hyperpigmentation from forming after an injury, avoid picking at spots, scabs, and acne.
Topical treatments, another option, will include ingredients that lighten the skin. Ingredients include:
● kojic acid
● vitamin C
…among other ingredients.
The best option, the option I like to stand by, is cosmetic treatments for hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels from your trusted Bellagena Spa esthetician:
“Chemical peels is an exfoliation treatment that uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the outer layers. Depending on the strength of the peel, will also penetrate the outer layers to aid the correction of many skin issues….A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.”
A chemical peel can help to lift and rejuvenate the skin. Say goodbye to hyperpigmentation and hello to beautiful healthy skin with your favorite peel from Bellagena Spa!
Sissons, Beth. “Hyperpigmentation: Treatment, Types, and Causes.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International