The summer can be a cause for concern when it comes to our skin. Pigmentation problems often become more pronounced during the summer months. Sun exposure can damage the skin causing hyperpigmentation. These darker patches can vary in size. They can also leave you feeling less confident about your appearance.
Try to prevent it from happening in the first place by:
- Keeping skin moisturised
- Always applying SPF – even on cloudy days
- Wearing a wide-brimmed hat
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What causes Pigmentation?
Melanin is the natural pigment that gives our skin (and our hair and eyes) their colour. Over-stimulation of melanocytes causes an overproduction of Melanin. It is triggered by a combination of sun exposure, hormones, age and skin injuries.
Both sun exposure and inflammation can increase the production of Melanin. This can lead to pigmentation.
How to Fix Pigmentation
If you already have pigmentation do not fret. The good news is there are a variety of options to improve harmless – but unsightly – pigmentation. Find your nearest SkinBase therapist so it can be treated!
This superstar SkinBase facial can improve the appearance of pigmentation. Your therapist uses a handheld device that gently sloughs away the top layer of dead skin cells. This in turn reveals the fresh new skin beneath. Tiny crystals spray onto the surface of your skin while a vacuum suctions up the dead debris. Buffing away the dead skin cells improves the surface texture and overall skin tone.
Regular MD treatments are proven to show significant improvement to sun-damaged skin. If you are worried about the pigmentation on your forehead give MD a go! You can squeeze it into your lunch-break and there is zero downtime.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Intense Pulsed Light is also an effective skin pigmentation treatment. It is a safe and precise way to eliminate pigmentation. Using heat energy, IPL triggers a healing response to remove any damaged tissue. The light also stimulates collagen production resulting in a more youthful appearance. Your therapist can target any pigmentation concerns. It is non-surgical and all you have to remember afterwards is to wear sunscreen. Buy SkinBase SPF.
Maintain a good homecare routine throughout treatment by cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising. Never forget your SPF.