The Pigmentation Cure: A blog about how to get rid of age spots, dark marks and all types of pigmentation, no matter your race or gender.
This article looks at the causes, symptoms and treatment for hyperpigmentation including melasma (chloasma).
Melasma is a common skin problem that causes brown to grey-brown patches, usually on the face. It affects women more than men. The condition is also known as chloasma when it occurs during pregnancy.
Melasma can occur at any age but is most common in women aged 20-50 years. You are more likely to get it if you are pregnant or using the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – see ‘Causes’ below.
Melasma affects up to 6% of the world’s population. It is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy because it commonly appears during pregnancy, when it affects up to 70% of women.
The Pigmentation Cure is a blog about how to get rid of age spots, dark marks and all types of pigmentation, no matter your race or gender.
Pigmentation is a skin condition that can affect anyone, of any race and background. While it can be problematic for anyone who suffers from it, the effects can be particularly devastating for those who experience it on their face, where it can distort and disfigure the appearance in a very noticeable way.
The causes differ widely from person to person. Many instances of hyperpigmentation are caused by sun damage, while others are caused by hormonal changes and skin conditions such as Melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
A blog about how to get rid of age spots, dark marks and all types of pigmentation, no matter your race or gender.
What are sun spots, dark marks and all other types of pigmentation?
Pigmentation is a fancy word for the coloring in your skin. Pigmentation can be due to various reasons, including the melanin in your skin (see below), damaged skin cells and dead skin cells.
There are two types of pigmentation: epidermal and dermal. Epidermal is caused by the melanin in your skin and dermal is caused by damage to the lower layer of your skin (the dermis).
Most cases of pigmentation are due to epidermal pigmentation and some people are more susceptible than others. The main cause for epidermal pigmentation is sun exposure and protecting yourself from the sun is key to getting rid of it and preventing new ones from appearing, especially if you are light-skinned. If you have naturally darker skin, you may still get epidermal pigmentation but it will usually be less noticeable.
First, let me say that I’m not a doctor. I’m just someone who did a little bit of research on the topic and had some success. I was plagued with dark spots for many years, but for the first time in my life, my skin is relatively spot-free now.
The idea behind this blog is to share what worked for me so that it can help as many people as possible. The problem with finding information about pigmentation online is that there are SO MANY products on the market, and it’s difficult to find out which ones actually work. One thing led to another, and I’ve been able to test out quite a few different products over the past few years (I have family/friends in various parts of the world).
Pigmentation is a condition that results in the darkening of skin, hair and eyes. It can occur anywhere on the body and is caused by an excess production of melanin. While this condition isn’t life-threatening, it can have a negative impact on your appearance.
There are some cases where pigmentation marks are permanent, but there are also effective pigmentation treatments available to lighten these marks or remove them completely.
Pigmentation occurs when melanocytes (the cells responsible for producing melanin) become overactive, causing too much melanin to be produced. This causes the skin, hair and eyes to darken in colour. Pigmentation can occur anywhere on the body, but is more common on parts of the body with high levels of sun exposure such as the face and neck area.
Pigmentation is usually harmless but if you are concerned about the appearance of your skin, there are several pigmentation treatments available that can help restore your even skin tone and give you back your confidence.