A person’s skin can be of various shades from very dark to fair or light colored. The color of the skin is governed by the amount of skin pigmentation and coloring proteins released by the skin cells which in turn are regulated by the genetic makeup of an individual. Melanin is the main protein factor responsible for various shades of the human skin. More melanin results in dark color skin while less melanin results in a light color of the skin.
Changing skin color
Changing skin pigmentation is a sign of skin abuse. This abuse might be caused by factors like age, hormonal changes, diet deficiencies, pollution and ultraviolet radiation. Changes in the skin pigmentation might occur as darkening or lightening of the skin color. Both the above have their respective causal factors, precautions and treatments. In the below paragraphs, we will deal with hyper pigmentation i.e darkening of the skin. In hyper pigmentation, the skin does not get darkened uniformly. Instead patches of dark skin are formed over various areas. These start as small spots and gradually turn into wide patches.
If your skin color or pigmentation is changing, i.e. it is becoming darker than its original shade, then it is time to be extra careful towards your skins’ health. You might unknowingly be harming your skin or your protective measures might not be completely effective. Darkening of the skin also occurs when exposed to sunlight. This is referred to a sun tan. Our skin has its own mechanism to recover itself from tanning. But prolonged and repeated exposure to UV rays is definitely harmful for the skin. It might lead to permanent darkening of the skin.
Possible methods to get rid of hyper pigmentation
At first, you should try and protect your skin against the harmful factors specially UV rays. Cover your skin to safeguard it against the abuse by pollution and sunlight. Sunscreens are a best way to guard your skin effectively. This way you will not only save your skin from getting tanned and losing its original pigmentation but also safeguard yourself from various skin ulcers and cancers. Apart from covering your skin, you also need to feed to it a balanced diet so as to make it healthy and strong enough to be able to fight back against the skin abuses.
Skin bleaching which is an effective way to get an even skin pigmentation is now available in a better, improved and friendly form as daily use skin bleach and corrector creams. These are less complicated and safer methods than those of the past and can easily be included into your daily skin care regime.
Drugstores have numerous options of bleaching creams from fruit base to chemical based products. You can consult your skin professional and select a product to suit your skin type. Apart from bleaching creams certain skin whitening creams with natural ingredients like Vitamin E , chamomile and green tea extract are available to treat darkened skin. These daily use creams effectively cover and treat the abnormally pigmented patch of the skin and give you evenly colored and glowing skin.
Naomi Andrews is an esthetician from Hawaii with 10 years of experience providing her customers satisfying treatments for Hyper Pigmentation Patches, sun damage and sun burns. In her practicing years she has had the opportunity to use various skin care cosmetics and products.