Trying to fade dark spots from previous skin inflammation can be so frustrating. You have probably tried different ways to eliminate hyperpigmentation with no luck. But, what exactly is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches occur in a person’s skin. The patches usually appear darker than their natural skin colour. The overproduction of melanin- brown pigment responsible for determining an individual’s skin colour- usually causes darkening. Furthermore, hyperpigmentation can affect anyone regardless of their race, age or gender.
Here are three simple tips to help eliminate hyperpigmentation:-
Avoid Picking on Your Skin
Scratching and picking your skin after a bug or mosquito bite, a pimple, and blackheads can be very tempting. Always keep your hands off your skin spots or acne. Additionally, picking your skin causes an increase in inflammation that is responsible for discolouration.
You stand a greater risk of increased skin pigmentation if you are overly exposed to the sun. Wearing sunscreen plays a significant role in the prevention of future hyperpigmentation. Dermatologists and skin experts advise using a broad-spectrum coverage sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or 50. A good sunscreen should have zinc oxide as the main active ingredient. Sunscreen should be applied daily, religiously, every morning and reapplied after every 2-3 hours.
Using Moisturizing Agents
Moisturizing agents are added to skin products to help hydrate the skin and prevent any loss of moisture. They give the skin a smooth appearance. They help increase the cell turnover of your skin. You should purchase skincare products that contain ingredients such as antioxidants like Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and green tea. Other active ingredients include lactic acid, mandelic acid, and glycolic acid for skin exfoliation.