Living with sun damage and uneven skin tone? Find out how to reduce the risk of developing hyperpigmentation and dark spots with these tips from Innovations Medical.
Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots
Have you noticed an uneven skin tone when you look in the mirror? If so, you’re one of the millions of Americans who experience hyperpigmentation, or the irregular and uneven darkening of the skin caused by the body’s overproduction of melanin. Melanin is what gives the skin and hair their color. As a result of overproduction, dark spots or patches can develop that can leave you looking more than 10 years older than your actual age. Find out what causes uneven pigmentation of the skin and how you can erase dark spots forever with some help from Innovations Medical.
What Causes Uneven Skin Tone?
Prolonged Sun Exposure:
The most common factors in developing uneven skin tone include Prolonged Sun Exposure. If you are out in the sun for long periods of time and often, you are at risk of developing dark or uneven spots. Exposure to UV rays triggers the body’s natural defense of melanin production, which leaves dark spots on the skin.
Environmental Pollution. Did you know that smog can create brown spots on the skin? Gasses and other pollutants found in the air penetrate your skin to cause the development of brown spots and patches.
Changes in Hormones. Changes in hormones, especially those related to menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, can also lead to the development of dark spots or patches. Melasma, a condition that causes the growth of dark patches over the face and neck, is caused by an increase in hormone stimulation. Women who are pregnant or taking oral contraceptives frequently develop the condition.
Skin Damage Result of Injury:
Skin Damage. Darkening of the skin can develop after an injury to the skin, including acne.
Sunscreen, Sunscreen, and More Sunscreen
Tips to Get an Even Skin Tone Use Sunscreen. The best way to protect yourself from developing an uneven skin tone is to wear sunscreen. Select a broad-spectrum product with an SPF of at least 30. We also suggest wearing a hat and covering up during long periods of sun exposure.
Exfoliation of Skin
Refresh Skin. You can help reduce existing hyperpigmented skin by exfoliating dead and dull skin cells away. While this does not remove hyperpigmentation, it does allow skincare products to penetrate your skin and keep it healthy.
Use Quality Skin Care Products
Using high-quality skin products can help protect your skin and remove pollutants. Products that contain glycinate can help control the production of melanin. Consider using products with retinol to restore damaged skin.
Choose a Skin-Rejuvenation Procedure from Innovations Medical. If you want to restore an even pigment to your skin, Innovations Medical can help! Fraxel Laser Re: Store can help target areas of damaged skin and facilitate skin cell turnover, which means new, undamaged skin. We also offer the VI Peel, a gentle, yet powerful, chemical peel that provides excellent results for uneven pigment. Learn more about how Innovations Medical can help treat uneven skin pigmentation today by calling 214-643-8665.