Pigmentation is simply the colouring of your skin. The more melanin produced, the darker your eyes, hair and skin are.
External factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, age, skin injury and inflammation can stimulate melanin production. This can result in freckles, sunspots, melasma and darkening of the skin. These occurrences and known as hyperpigmentation which is stubborn and often hard to remove.
Common hyperpigmentation and how they occur
Melasma is common and brought on by hormonal changes. It is often referred to as the ‘mask of pregnancy’ due to its appearance when estrogen and progesterone levels rise.
Sunspots or age spots are caused by sun exposure, appearing on areas like your face, neck, decolletage, hands and arms. These spots are small, darkened patches of skin and are most common over the age of 40.
Freckles occur from UV Radiation stimulation and are often present in lighter skin tones due to sun exposure. They are common across the nose, face, and arms.
PIH or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation commonly results from trauma or injury to the skin. Most common among acne sufferers, it can also result from eczema, skin infection or irritation to the skin. It often shows up as tan, brown or dark brown patches or spots on your skin.
Is hyperpigmentation reversible?
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