Hyper-pigmentation has solutions
to get rid of dark spots
They are known by many names, but basically they look the same: darker areas on our
faces (or hyper-pigmentation, as dermatologists like to call them). Women with darker skin tones, such as
Latinas or South Asian women, are more likely to face this type of skin problems, but it is not unique to them. Almost anyone can suffer from them. And of course,
dark spots can affect how you look.
||No matter if you are a woman or a man. People with dark spots can dress in
the most expensive clothes, apply highest-quality
makeup, but when others see them, they see a person with
dark spots on her or his
face and it does not produce a very favorable impression. We have
heard from people who did not find success in their romantic life or
were even rejected for some jobs simply because they had a face full of
The good news is that
there are many effective ways to eliminate the effect of
hyper-pigmentation. In many cases, it is as simple as applying a
hydroquinone cream in the evening and using sun block in the morning. But first, let us take a look at the problem first and then I will suggest some simple remedies.
So what is the problem?
First of all, there are the darkest spots, technically called melasma and the lighter spots simply called decolorations. They are treated differently and in this article we are going to talk only about
melasma. Our skin has cells that contain the pigment that gives us our skin color. These cells are call melanocytes (they produce the skin pigment). If we have lighter areas on our skin it indicates that there are not enough melanocytes or that they are not active. On the other hand, if there are darker areas, it indicates the opposite - too many or overactive cells.
(Related article: Natural
cure for hyperpigmentation)
If the skin has hyper pigmentation, this can take many forms, such as freckles or large, darker areas. They can be on any part of our bodies, but they are more common in places that are exposed to the sun such as the face and the front of the hands.
Hyper-pigmentation can be caused by many factors that can be external or internal. Among internal factors, we have certain illness such as Edison's disease and some hepatic problems. If someone is taking too much iron, for instance, it can cause darker areas on the skin.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy or
menopause also have a role to play. The deficit of certain
vitamins and minerals such as calcium and vitamins A, E and B also can cause hyper-pigmentation.
Among external factors, the most common culprit is exposure to sun. The ultraviolet rays damage the skin cells. The use of some products that irritate the skin or cause skin photosensitivity can aggravate the problem. These products include cosmetics or fragrances containing alcohol. If you use such products, you should not expose your body to the sun or at least use sun block. Remember alcohol + sun = irritation and risk of developing hyper-pigmentation, especially if your close relatives have it.
Some cosmetics have colorants with mercury, which if you do not follow the instructions, may cause hyper-pigmentation. Some medications used to treat illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes,
problems, conception, etc. may also cause dark skin spots.
(Related article: Sun
and skin cancer)
So what can you do?
Since the damage is
already done, the easiest way to
eliminate dark spots is to bleach them
using a high quality bleaching gel, for example,
MD Forte Skin Bleaching
I said before, the bigger culprit is not you, it is the sun. So
going forward, you will need to protect yourself against it. Remember
that trying to shield yourself from sun is helpful but if you have any
chance of being outside (so really, there is no escape from
sunlight), you must use a sun block on exposed areas of the body.
If you do not use sun block you will be wasting your time and money on
the bleaching gel. A few sun blocks that go well with the products
above and do minimal damage to your skin are
Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Block SPF
24 and Gly Derm Super Sunblock SPF 25. Other than
that, keep you skin clean, sleep
well, and drink plenty of water.
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