Most of the coastal regions are exposed to extreme levels of humidity along with harsh sunlight. This is leading to skin tanning and skin pigmentation. Due to which the dark spots, scars & dull patches are inevitable.
What is this pigmentation?
Pigmentation means colouring. The skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. Melanin is also present in the hair and iris of the eye. There are special cells in the skin that produce melanin. Skin pigmentation – a common distressing skin condition which is marked by the presence of uneven dark patches in an otherwise even skin tone.
Sometimes pigmentation disorders affect only a part of your skin, like the face. It can also affect your entire body. If your body produces too much melanin, your skin colour gets darker.
The main causes for pigmentation are – pregnancy & sun exposure.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through hormonal changes. As a result, they suffer from melasma. An increase in the production of melanin causes melasma. Melasma is a skin condition where dark irregular brown patches appear on the forehead, nose upper part of the cheeks & upper lips.
- Tanning due to skin exposure to the sun
Tanning is causes increase in the production of melanin on the skin. Exposure to the harsh levels of sunlight results in darkening of the skin. This is common on the forehead, outer aspect of arms & temples.
Are there any treatments for pigmentation? Read on to find out more.
The simple ways in getting rid of pigmentation & sun tan are:
- Coconut water
Try to have coconut water on alternate day basis it replenishes the skin & fights pigmentation
- Vitamin B & Vitamin C
Add Vitamin B & Vitamin C complex supplements to your diet
- Homemade packs
Use homemade packs with curd/lemon juice/papaya pulp/pineapple juice. It helps lighten the skin complexion
- Protect your skin
Use protective clothing like scarf’s, sun coats, hats & caps to protect your skin from exposure to the sun
Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 and above
The most recent long lasting, modern, effective skin treatment to treat pigmentation and other skin problems is the chemical peel treatment. Our highly qualified and experienced team of dermatologists at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics can run you through the various chemical peel treatments available. Our experts can guide you on which treatment will work the best for your skin type. So go ahead and give your skin a boost with the best of chemical peel treatments.