Beauty is about being comfortable in one’s own skin!
A lot has been said about flawless skin. People make it a big deal without really doing anything about it. The truth – it is easy to have a perfect skin. You just need to be a little persistent in taking care of your skin. Pigmentation, dark spots, freckles and an uneven skin tone are few problems that we all face. It can be very disturbing and embarrassing to step out with even one spot.
Doctors recommend laser treatments as a solution, but in my opinion it’s a huge investment. I chose to go with natural remedies; it’s a slow process but progresses in the right direction to give positive and effective results. But to treat something it is necessary to know the reasons behind the problem.
Types of Skin Pigmentation:
UV exposure tends to increase the melanin production in our body. Similarly, there are other environmental factors also that cause either increased or decreased melanin production. Largely there are two kinds of pigmentation abnormalities that can occur.
Where the melanin production is elevated leading to brown or tan spots on the skin. This is also known as melasma.
Where the melanin production is lowered and patches of lighter skin appears. This is also known as vitiligo.
[ Read: Treat Pigmentation on Face ]
Causes of Skin Pigmentation:
Over exposure to heat is one of the most common environmental causes of pigmentation. The melanin-producing cells are disturbed due to which pigmentation occurs. Just like UV radiation affects the melanocytes, even thermal radiation affects the melanocytes resulting in hyperpigmentation.
Sometimes after the wound, caused by an injury, heals, there is still a slight inflammation. This inflamed area can later develop pigmentation.
Certain specified medicines can cause skin pigmentation as a side effect during their use in treatment.
Certain diseases also cause discoloration of skin like jaundice and cyanosis. In jaundice the skin develops a yellow tinge whereas in cyanosis the skin appears blue due to insufficient circulation of oxygen in the blood.
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