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Hyperpigmentation - Causes, Care & Prevention | Women Of Color

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Age spots, freckles, acne spots - all this is made possible by melanin, a pigment naturally produced in the skin. Although genetics and environmental stress can definitely affect hyperpigmentation, it is an effective skincare program that effectively controls hyperpigmentation.

Why hyperpigmentation occurs

Melanin is actually a good thing, but it may not look like that when it interferes with your flawless complexion. Melanin actually protects our skin from harmful UV rays. When melanin comes into overproduction, it deposits more pigment on the skin, causing dark spots. The overproduction of melanin can be stimulated by:

1. Excessive and unprotected sun exposure (always wear sunscreen!) 
2. Skin irritation or inflammation
3. Hormonal changes
4. Nutritional deficiencies
5. Some prescription medications (especially antibiotics that make your skin more sensitive to UV rays).
6. About one in eight cells of the epidermis is a melanocyte cell - the cell responsible for hyperpigmentation. When melanin production is triggered, these cells disperse pigments into the dermis (your outer skin layer), sometimes creating abnormal and distressing spots on the skin.

    What can you do against hyperpigmentation?

    The good news is that hyperpigmentation is completely treatable and is as simple as creating a balanced and effective skincare routine. Indeed, the treatment of hyperpigmentation begins essentially with the repair of the basic structure of the skin. By using topical applications and encouraging cells to regenerate, brown spots disappear quickly and easily.

    Here are some tips to reduce hyperpigmentation:

    1. Spread on vitamin C: Your skin loses 30% of its vitamin C after being exposed to the sun. This is added over the years. Regenerate your skin daily with vitamin C serum to boost collagen production and minimize sun damage. At Beautizone, we have some of the best products for vitamin C serum with ferulic acid is highly concentrated to reduce hyperpigmentation.
    2. Exfoliate often (but not too often): To reduce hyperpigmentation, it is important to exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week. This stimulates the growth of new cells that are unaffected by the overproduction of melanin.
    3. Try a chemical Mask: The Mask containing glycolic acid and salicylic acid are excellent for the evening complexion and reduce hyperpigmentation.
    4. Moisturize: A very important step that is left out by most of the people. Never skip it, ladies!! Moisturizing reduces the effects of skin problems. Using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance of moisture & hydration in your skin giving you the perfect glow.
    5. Eat a balanced diet. Healthy melanocyte cells depend on the essential nutrients contained in a well-balanced diet. Make sure you contain these essential fatty acids, in addition to zinc, vitamin C and vitamin B!
    For some, these skincare measures may not be enough. If your blackheads are particularly stubborn, Read more 

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