Get Rid Of Sun Tan And Pigmentation | Causes And Types
We’re all familiar with the term “melanin” and if you’re not, here’s a few things you need to know about melanin!
Melanin is a group of natural pigments found in most organisms and are responsible for the colour of our skin. These pigments are located differently in different people. When these spots are cluttered or localised towards a certain areas, you have freckles! PS - freckles are natural and are extremely common in people.
The age spots, as the name suggests come with age and are often aggrieved because of the sun, whereas the freckles are naturally occurring and you’ll have them ever since you were a child.
Ever seen dark patches on your face, particularly the nose and forehead? This patchy pigmentation is called Melasma. It’s caused when the melanocytes (melanin pigment) produces more pigment than usual and is very commonly occurring in people who have coloured skin as opposed to white people. It can get aggravated because of the sun (UV rays) that act as a catalyst to stimulate the melanocytes.
This is why wearing sunscreen us extremely important as it blocks the penetration of the UV rays into your skin which prevents the multiplication of the pigment. So, sunscreens won’t make you fairer, however will maintain your skin tone and prevent damage!
Acne hyper pigmentation / scars - Even though your acne is gone away, it leaves it’s marks behind. These marks accompanied by open pores make the skin vulnerable to an array of other skin problems. But these are easily treatable! All you need is consistency and will!
Tanning : The most common type of pigmentation, tanning, is caused when you’re overexposed to the sun and DON’T reapply the sunscreen throughout the day. A little tough to wear out, sun tanning is one of the major concerns in this tropical weather however has a lot of remedies, both home and cosmetic!
It's extremely important to KNOW what kind of pigmentation you have before you take measures to deal with it, so be aware, be safe, educate yourself about your skin and head towards gorgeous looking skin with us!