What is Skin Pigmentation?
Skin pigmentation is caused by the over-production of melanin on the skin. Melanin is the pigment produced by the cell called melanocytes that helps to protect the skin from the harmful effect of ultraviolet rays. Melanin has two major forms that combine to create varying skin tones. Eumelanin produces a range of brown skin and hair color, and pheomelanin imparts a yellow to reddish hue.
While darker skin individuals are less likely to be sunburnt or having an overall effect on sunburnt, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the problems. Thus, regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, or skin colour, some might struggle with the problem caused by skin pigmentations.
What ‘Skin Pigmentation’ look like?
Skin pigmentation also known as hyperpigmentation or age spots. These look like an oversize freckles on the face, chest and hands. The spots can be large or small. However, the damage only will shows after years of the actual exposure.
It doesn’t fade on its own and gets darker every time you get exposed to the sun.
While this is harmless, the condition can be due to certain underlying medical conditions. For example, cancer can develop from benign sun spots of which the difference can be difficult to differentiate from skin pigmentation.
What causes this hyperpigmentation?
There are few factors which can lead to this problem for your skin. Some of them are:
- Excessive exposure to the sun
- Skin damage from injury
- Hormonal changes
- Improper hair removal
- Genetic predisposition
- Allergies reaction
How do Pigment Cream help?
My Pigment Cream is created along with other MyClinic’s Skincare Line, aim to treat pigmentation problems and evens out the skin tone. Result varies for each individuals: Some might take a shorter time for the cream to show its effect, some individual might take longer time, but there will be improvement on skin complexion after a period of time.
It is advisable to use the cream at least twice daily: Moisturise your face in the morning before going out under the sun, as it is known to contribute to pigmentation and over-production of melanin in the skin, and at night before going to bed for the cream to work best while you’re having your beauty sleep.