How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation of skin gives it an older appearance. Even tons of makeup cannot hide your pigmentation. You can superficially remove pigments by natural remedies or even by topical application of certain dermatologically tested ointments and creams. But
What is hyperpigmentation?
Melanin a skin pigment that gives us color to our skin is naturally present in our body. However when excessive, melanin is produced hyperpigmentation may result. It gives the skin an uneven, irregular texture.
Types of hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is of quite common occurrence. It appears mainly in three forms.
� Melasma � Since estrogen the female hormone causes melasma, it is more common in females than males. Excessive melanin is produced on sun exposure when estrogen and progesterone stimulate melanocyte cells. It can be seen on cheek, forehead. It is also found on jaw and upper lip.
� Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation � Any inflammation that you had suffered from acne to injury can cause a leftover scar on your skin. It has a brownish appearance. Melanin is increasingly produced on the area of inflammation and once the swelling subsides, the scar becomes more prominent.
� Sun spots � Even though you might enjoy to soak up the sun, the sun is not very kind to skin. Years of sun exposure leaves on face and specially on hands sun or age spots. They are typically brown in color. They make your skin look listless.
To fight of hyperpigmentation, you can chose from the following options given the severity of pigment presence you have on your skin.
Sun protection and topical usage � You should always use sun protection. Sun bloc with high SPF factor is extremely important. You can also use various masks such as the natural ones like cucumber and mint masks. If you so prefer you can also go for synthetic masks which has higher efficacy.
Laser treatment � If your hyperpigmentation on skin is deep seated and stubborn then laser is an excellent choice. The laser breaks down and disperses the accumulated pigments thereby giving you an even skin tone. Depending on the degree of pigmentation, it can be decided how many session of laser therapy you might require.
Continuous sun exposure is harmful to the skin. Never forget your sun protection. Try using funky umbrellas and cool sunglasses. Drink plenty of water. Do not let the sun drain you out.