If hyperpigmentation and dark spots are one of your skincare concerns: Good News, today there are ways to get rid of that discoloration with the proper skin care regimen.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyper pigmentation is a common skin condition that can affect all skin types. It is caused by an overproduction of Melanin in your skin and therefore makes part of your skin darker compared to your natural skin colour.
What are the most common causes of hyperpigmentation?1. Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is one of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation, The sun’s UV Ray generates extra melanin production which makes you tan. However, overtime when sun exposure is excessive,the pigments get distributed unevenly therefore your skin becomes discoloured. Sun exposure can also make existing pigmentation worse.
Melasma or also known as chloasma is a pigmentation condition where brown or grey patches appear on your face, it usually happens to women during pregnancy or it can be caused by hormonal changes.
Inflammation caused by eczema, acne, cuts or scratching can also leave dark spots after injury has recovered which is usually referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Tips to Treat Hyperpigmentation
1. Use SPF Daily
Daily application of SPF will not only help you prevent hyper pigmentation on face but also fade the appearance of the existing one. SPF helps shield skin from UV light and therefore controls the melanin productions.
All you have to do is choose a sunscreen with an SPF 30 to 50, wear protective clothing and avoid direct sun exposure. Limit the time you spend in the sun especially between 12 pm and 4 pm. It is also important to remember that the sun’s ray can affect our skin even on cloudy or rainy days.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is highly recommended for your skincare routine. In fact it really helps with uneven skin tone. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralises free radicals from causing oxidative damage to your skin. It helps your skin rejuvenate naturally by repairing damaged skin cells. Vitamin C helps protect your skin from UV damage and exposure to air pollutant. Due to its high level of acidity, it increases the production of collagen and elastin. Additionally Vitamin C decreases the productivity of melanin which then reduces skin pigmentation and dark spots. Soul Sisters rose water is an excellent source of vitamin C , rose is considered as a cell rejuvenator and it balances out your skin. Pure rose water lightens skin pigmentation and leaves your skin toned,even, moisturised and balanced. For best results spritz rose water every morning and evening on your face and massage it in for three minutes.
3. Do Not Scratch your face
Avoid scratching your skin especially if you have pimples or mosquito bites, as that could lead to your skin becoming uneven and darker.
4. Vitamin K
Choose products with Vitamin K to help balance skin coloration. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble substance that controls Blood clothing. It reduces pigments and helps lighten your skin tone, reducing the appearance of pigmentation. Vitamin K also helps skin heal and reduces inflammation. Soul Sisters Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a powerful oil which is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Its high content of vitamin K helps calm inflammations and at the same time reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 2 to 3 drops of the prickly pear seed oil should be applied every evening to diminish the appearance of dark spots. Within 2 months, your face will look lighter, brighter and healthier.
5. Vitamin E
Topical Vitamin E can do wonders to your skin. It is proven to lighten brown spots and regenerate new skin cells. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is fat- soluble which helps reverse sun damage. When Vitamin E is used under sunscreen , it can give four times the protection of sunscreen alone. We recommend 2 to 3 drops of Soul Sisters Prickly Pear Oil before you apply your SPF. Prickly Pear Seed Oil will not only replenish your skin with Vitamin E , but also moisturise your skin and give you a glow.