If you’re concerned about your uneven skin tone, blotchy skin or dark patches, you may want to invest in a good anti-pigmentation treatment. But what constitutes an effective product in terms of evening out skin tone? And what is causing the anti-pigmentation?
According to India Times, pigmentation can be of two types — Hypopigmentation and Hyperpigmentation. Hypopigmentation (a decrease in skin pigmentation) is a condition in which patches of skin become lighter or whiter in colour than the normal surrounding skin, while Hyperpigmentation is characterised by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of pigment or melanin and is commonly known and usually a harmless condition. Pigmentation occurs in people of any gender, race and age.
Pigmentation is caused due to genetics, sun exposure, stress, hormonal changes during pregnancy or birth control pills, menopause, insulin resistance, damage to the skin due to injury or overly aggressive skin care treatment, or even the frequent use of hair dyes. Tattoos may also cause it.
Some people also suffer from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, usually noticed after an acne breakout. Since the face is exposed to most of the harmful factors, especially over-exposure of the sun, hyperpigmentation doesn’t only affect the face but can occur on almost any part of the body.
There are products on the market to tackle this problem, however. Our favourites include:
The Anti-Pigmentation Spot Serum soothes, strengthens the skin in addition for fighting skin pigmentation thanks to Bisabolol and STPL II, our patented peptide.
Beauté Neuve treatment removes dead skin cells which usually cause a dull complexions while also reducing the appearance of brown spots. It also contains a complex of fruit acids, to gently peel away dead skin cells as well as vitamin C which lightens the complexion of pigmented skin.