All About Skin Pigmentation
What is hyperpigmentation?
Simply put, hyperpigmentation or Anti Pigmentation Cream is when your body produces excessive melanin. This includes redness and inflammation, and can happen on any part of your body. Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
How is it caused?
Hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the skin. Asian skin tends to have more melanin than Caucasian skin, and as a result, Indian skin is more prone to skin discolouration.
What are the best ways to treat hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is not permanent and can be treated with use of right products and a few preventive steps. Since we live in a tropical country, it’s imperative to protect your skin at all times from UVA and UVB rays, as well as pollution. Make sure you apply a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more with PA ++ and your skincare routine includes double cleansing to get rid of the pollution residue.
Using creams, cleansers, or serums with vitamin C, hydroquinone, and kojic acid have also proven beneficial to treat hyperpigmentation. Start with lower concentrations and introduce these ingredients slowly into your skincare regime. A combination of DIY remedies (potato skin, tomato juice) may work on areas with thicker skin like the neck, elbows, and knees.