HYPERPIGMENTATION: WHY IT HAPPENS AND HOW TO TREAT IT

If you fight dark spots and discoloration, let us tell you that you are not alone, up to 50% of the population has had pigmentation at some stage of their lives.

Let's start by defining hyperpigmentation, irregular skin pigmentation is a common skin problem. Age spots (also known as sun or senile lentigines) or dark areas of the skin often appear on the face, hands, and other parts of the body normally exposed to the sun.

Hyperpigmentation marks generally affect people with darker skin more often than those with lighter skin tones, as skin pigmentation is more intense on dark skin. But there are many ways to treat these spots and also prevent them, here we will tell you a little bit.

Existing hyperpigmentation

Since there is a noticeable hyperpigmentation it is advisable to go to the dermatologist for treatment, usually chemical peels or laser therapy are performed. You should avoid home-made treatments as they may cause too much trauma to the skin. The advisable before a pre existing condition will always be to consult a specialist.

Preventive measures

  • Do not expose yourself too much to the sun and do it with a high sun protection factor.

  • Keeping your hormonal check-ups up to date, in this way you can control any possible problem more effectively.

  • Avoid touching the skin. To prevent hyperpigmentation from forming after an injury, avoid touching spots, scabs, and acne.

Hyperpigmentation is a harmless skin condition that people can eliminate through the use of dermatological techniques. But if a person notices other symptoms along with hyperpigmentation, they should see a doctor immediately.

If you take the time to treat what is causing your pigmentation, it can not only improve the appearance of your skin, but also improve your emotional relationship with it.