Are you worried about your changing skin pigmentation?

Posted for Skin Care On February 22, 2011


A person’s skin can be of various shades from very dark to fair or light colored. The color of your skin is governed by the amount of skin pigmentation and coloring proteins released by the skin cells. Melanin is the main protein factor responsible for various shades of the human skin. More melanin results in dark color skin while less melanin results in a light color of the skin.

Skin discoloration is due to many reasons like Melasma, sun damage, acne, post inflammation, or even bug bites. Changing skin pigmentation is a sign of skin abuse. This abuse might be caused by factors like age, hormonal changes, diet deficiencies, pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Changes in the skin pigmentation might occur as darkening or lightening of the skin color. Both the above have their respective causal factors, precautions and treatments. In the below paragraphs, we will deal with hyper pigmentation i.e. darkening of the skin. In hyper pigmentation, the skin does not darkened uniformly. Instead patches of dark skin are formed over various areas. These start as small spots and gradually turn into wide patches.

If your skin color or pigmentation is changing, i.e. it is becoming darker than its original shade then it is time to be extra careful towards your skins’ health. You might unknowingly be harming your skin or your protective measures might not be completely effective. Darkening of the skin also occurs when exposed to sunlight. This is referred to a sun tan. Our skin has its own mechanism to recover itself from tanning. Prolonged and repeated exposure to UV rays is definitely harmful for the skin. It might lead to permanent darkening of the skin.

Possible solution for treating hyper-pigmentation
You can get rid of any of the above by using skin whitening creams or lotions and systems offered by various cosmetic manufacturers. You can get the treatment done by a professional at a salon, Dr’s office or you can treat yourself at home. Skin bleaching is a cosmetic treatment also known by the names skin whitening or skin lightening. These treatments are basically facial cosmetic treatments done to cover facial skin imperfections.

Drugstores have numerous options of bleaching creams from fruit base to chemical based products. You can consult your skin professional and select a product to suit your skin type. Apart from bleaching creams certain skin whitening creams with natural ingredients like Vitamin E , chamomile and green tea extract are available to treat darkened skin. Daily use of these creams effectively cover and treat the abnormally pigmented patch of the skin and give you evenly colored and glowing skin.

By Naomi Andrews
Skin Care Cosmetics

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