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Understanding Your Skin's Rainbow: All About Pigmentation!

Ever wondered why your skin changes color in certain spots? It's all thanks to PIGMENTATION!  But not all pigmentation is created equal. Let's dive into the different kinds and how to address them.

 Types of Pigmentation:

1. Freckles: Cute, tiny brown spots often caused by genetics and sun exposure.

2. Melasma: Larger patches of darkened skin that often appear due to hormonal changes like pregnancy or birth control.

3. Sunspots: Also known as age spots or liver spots, these are a result of long-term sun exposure.

4. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): This happens after an injury or inflammation to the skin, like acne or eczema.


Lightening & Prevention Ingredients:

1. L-Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C for the skin, L-ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also brightens and evens out skin tone.

2. Arbutin: Natural skin brightener that helps reduce the appearance of discolouration.

3. Retinoids: Promote cell turnover and can lighten dark spots.

4. Niacinamide (vitamin B3): Improves skin texture and fades pigmentation.

5. Azelaic Acid: Reduces inflammation and can help treat acne and rosacea-associated pigmentation.

6. White Shitake Mushroom: Extracted from an edible mushroom that lightens the appearance of discolouration and evens skin tone.

7. Lactic acid (8%) removes dead skin layers, speeds cell turnover, reduces the appearance of discolouration and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

8. Sunscreen: The most important! Prevents further pigmentation by protecting your skin from UV rays.  Always use SPF 30 or higher!


Treatments:

1. Chemical Peels: Remove the top layer of skin to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

2. Laser Therapy: Targets melanin to break down dark spots without harming the surrounding skin.

3. Microdermabrasion: Exfoliates the skin, removing the outermost layer to promote new cell growth.

4. Microneedling or RF Needling: Stimulates collagen production, which can help in reducing the appearance of pigmentation over time.

Let's embrace our skin's unique story while taking care of it!




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