PIGMENTATION: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS
26th September 2023 /
We come across multiple skin problems that people are facing nowadays but let’s throw some light on the most widely addressed concern.
It is a concern wherein people are mentioning an area of their skin getting darker? Well, this condition is called Pigmentation. It is one of the most commonly heard skin problems. But what actually does pigmentation refer to ?Let's dive into what pigmentation is, why it happens, and what we can do to keep our skin healthy and beautiful.
Pigmentation is the dark coloring of the skin which is determined by a special pigment called Melanin. Melanin is made by special cells in our skin called "melanocytes”. While the number of melanocytes is generally consistent among all individuals, the amount of melanin production can vary significantly.
Some of the causes of Pigmentation are:
1. Sun exposure
The primary cause of pigmentation is sun exposure. Excessive sun exposure and harmful ultraviolet rays triggers the skin causing the production of extra Melanin, which leads to dark spots, freckles and sun spots.
2. Post inflammatory pigmentation
Acne, cuts, burns and other injuries caused the production of melanin in the affected areas. As the affected area heals with time, it leaves darker patches on the skin.
Aging is a natural cause of pigmentation. As we age the production of melanin in our bodies increases. This results in getting an overall uneven skin tone, spots and freckles.
Sometimes, the color of our skin is a gift from our families. Our genes decide how much melanin we make. Someone could have much lighter skin and some might have darker skin. This all depends on the genes we inherit from our parents.
Let's also discuss some of the preventive measures of Pigmentation:
1. Sun Protection
One of the crucial steps to diminish the effect of pigmentation is to protect your skin from the sun. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 prevents the skin from pigmentation. Using Himaira’s broad spectrum Sunscreen Mousse enriched with Almond Oil, will provide your skin utmost protection from the sun and will protect the skin from sunspots, dark spots and tanning.
2. Using topical treatments
Various skin care products have ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide and many more, which helps in reducing pigmentation while providing clear brighter skin. Using serums boosts the process of reducing the pigmentation. Himaira’s Vitamin C Serum targets pigmentation, dull and even toned skin while providing you a dose of glowing skin. The high absorbing face serum is a magic potion that has 20% Vitamin C that works well for all skin types.
3. Lifestyle change
Eating healthy food, drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are like magic tricks for your skin. They contribute to overall skin skin health and can help manage pigmentation.
4. Following an easy skincare routine!
Following a simple yet effective skincare routine is very important. Changing and trying new products might damage your skin barrier resulting in inflammation and acne. This will further result in pigmentation. Sticking to one routine will help to maintain a balanced skin barrier. Himaira offers a range of Vitamin C products that work all together to provide clear and glowing skin.
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Disclaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It should not be substituted as professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.