The "Hype" On Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a minor skin condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. An excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color forms deposits in the skin causing a darkening around patches of the skin.
Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of all races.
A form of Hyperpigmentation called Melasma affects more than 5 million Americans. The majority of those affected are women of darker skin tones. Melasma appears as a discoloration and is aggravated by excessive exposure to the sun. There are other factors that may contribute to Melasma such as pregnancy or undergoing any type of hormonal change. Treatment approaches vary and are not a one size fits all. A consistent skin care regimen which includes properties of vitamin c, turmeric, and arbutin combined with wearing sunscreen of course have been promising in showing results.
What are some remedies you have tried? Have they been useful or is it an ongoing battle?
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