Uneven Skin Tone and Pigmentation

Those stubborn darker patches on your skin that don’t seem to fade… Are officially called: pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation.

What Causes Pigmentation & Hyper-Pigmentation?

UV & Sun Exposure

Melanin (colour) is naturally produced by your skin cells, as a response to sunlight and U.V. exposure. The ‘colour’ produced helps to protect our skin cells from free radical damage.

Over exposure to U.V. and your skin cells can malfunction and over produce melanin, thus resulting in darker patches of ‘colour’ showing in our skin all the time i.e. pigmentation.

Chloasma + Melasma

These are different types of pigmentation that are closely related to hormonal changes; which can be caused by:

  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Contraceptive Pill

Ephilides (Freckles)

Often a hereditary skin blemish, however these patches of ‘colour’ are classed as pigmentation when they develop after post age 12.

Age Spots + Solar Lentigo

Most likely incurred due to over exposure to U.V. during childhood and teenage years. Age spots often show up on the hands and face years later.

Post Inflammatory Pigmentation

A result of damage and trauma to your skin:

  • Acne + Spots
  • In Grown Hairs
  • Picking the Skin
  • Scars

Leave your skin over exposed to sun light thus leading to post inflammatory pigmentation.

The Wrong Products

The wrong products can worsen acne and break outs, by over exfoliating and stripping your skin. Enlist the help of a  skin care specialist to ensure you’re using the correct home care products for your specific skin type.