Hyperpigmentation is a common condition and occours when a excess of a pigment called melanin forms light to dark brown patches on skin.
Increased melanin production is stimulated by different factors:
Melanin protects the body agains sun damage by absorbing UV radiation. When the skin is exposed to the sun, the production of melanin increases.
Exessive sun exposure can cause some of the melanin producing cells to multiply. The uneven production of melanin causes patches of darker areas on the surface of the skin.
PIH are brownish marks that remain after a blemish has healed. The marks are the result of the inflammation in the skin in connection with the acne outbreak, and primarily affects people of colour.
the older we get, the less effective the skin becomes at replacing old skin cells with new ones. As skin cells accumulate on the skin surface, it can result in uneven skin tone.
Hormonal fluctuation caused by pregnancy or birth control can result in Melasma, increased production of melanin in sun exposed areas. This usually affects a person’s chin, cheeks, nose and upper lip.
Many of the ingredients used to reduce melanin can, if used to frekvent, actually cause skin discoloration.
Over usage of common skincare heros like retinol causes skin inflammation and weakens the skins natural UV protection, leaving your skin more sensetive to sunlight. This, in turn, can increases the risk of developing pigment spots.
glycolic acid, abrasive physical peel and chemical peelings, dehydrating skincare products containing alcohol, perfume
Too often and too much of that kind of products
Keep your skin hydrated to avoid dry, thin and itchy skin. Itch leeds to scratch and inflammation moisturized skin means resillient skin with än strong barrier and It’s own UV protection.
Air pollution particles penetrates the skin, causing oxidative stress. This damages skin cells and causes excess production of melanin.
laceration, insect bite or burn the skin trigger inflammation to heal the injury. This stimulates increased melanin production, which can leave dark spots.
We use safe and effective alternative to the commonly used bleaching agent hydroquinone, which often causes irritation and hyperpigmentation.
never hesitate to seek medical advice if you notice any marks on your skin that are of concern to you.