India is a tropical country and it is no news that hyperpigmentation is one of the most glaring skin issues. A study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology revealed that a whopping 80% of the population in India is affected by either hyper-pigmented spots, melasma, uneven skin tone or dark circles. The reason why we are more affected is because we are biologically programmed to produce more pigment. However, the news is not all bad; after understanding a bit about how it works there are ways by which this unsightly skin issue can be both treated and prevented.
When asked for the best method to prevent hyperpigmentation, Dr. Sapna Palep of Spring Street Dermatology answered “Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock — that’s your number one thing to prevent [all types of] hyperpigmentation,” Sun exposure acts as a trigger for the melasma type hyperpigmentation and age spots. “The sun will always make pigmentation worse,” says Dr. Palep. Whereas pigmentation from non-sun related causes, like acne scarring or any other scarring from an injury or trauma worsens when exposed to sunlight making it look darker. Hence, sun protection has been recommended as the best and primary strategy to achieve flawless skin.
Further, to make sure your protection is maximally secure you should always look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection. The Pure Lotus Botanical Sun Cream with SPF 50+ and PA++++ acts as your steel armour in addition to being super lightweight and comfortable on the skin.
If you want to fade an existing deposition of pigment, brightening ingredients coupled with the right exfoliator should be your course of action. Products that brighten skin, calm inflammation and are antioxidant rich like The Lotus Radiance Brightening Serum effectively tackle the situation by lightening excessive pigment, calming skin from the pigmentation root cause plus protecting it from further damage. For brightening it contains Vitamin B3(also known as niacinamide) that has plenty of skin benefits like anti-aging, anti-acne and boosting elasticity besides fighting melanin over production.
Further, exfoliation helps to get rid of the dead skin layer called the stratum corneum. This layer holds onto the pigment making it more intense, hence exfoliating it away helps minimize the excess pigment. Be the skin face polisher gets rid of waste and excess dead skin in the gentlest possible way evening out skin tone leaving behind smooth, baby soft skin.
Keep these tips in mind before you wage war on your spots and bring about uniformity on your face [or life].
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Team Care & Class