Comparing various skin conditions, it’s safe to say that problems related to uneven skin tone and pigmentations are the first that need to be addressed to. Why? Because it can be tricky to treat! Read on, the basic in understanding how pigmentations can happen, and the right way to counter it.
When we’re talking about pigmentations, the problems associated with it coming from melanin, where it exists somewhere on your skin. If it sits on the topmost layer, it’s still good because you can simply do an exfoliation routine to slough off dead skin cells, helping the skin to let new cells show through, hence a radiant, glowing skin.
The problem starts when the pigments gets way down into the dermis layer – the cell renewal cycle is much slower and applying a simple topical whitening cream just don’t cut it. The solution? Get yourself a correct diagnosis from an experienced dermatologist to help you identify the real reason of these patches for suitable treatment.
Too many reasons that can the cause of your pigmentations (which can be either hyper; the skin gets darker or hypo; where the skin turns lighter). Factors like acne (especially cystic and pustules acne), hormone-related issues like menopause, pregnancy, and undergoing hormone replacement therapy, or even using too much of creams for skin whitening, like hydroquinone.
Possible solutions that your doctor might ask you to treat this skin woe is can range from simple things like limiting yourself from exfoliation (mechanical or chemical) too much, to prevent skin irritation and to make the conditions worse. The same also goes for susceptible skin care that causes you to have uneven skin tone, as well as when it comes to using hydroquinone.
A sunscreen is definitely a must and preferably that contain zinc oxide at least to 10% concentration (zinc oxide is a good UV rays reflector) and use it day in day out. Double the protection with makeups that have their own SPF value, as well as to protect the skin that has pigmentations, as much as possible.
Plus, it might be a good idea to limit yourself from using any hormone-related medications (like contraceptives) as hormones may make your pigmentations worse.
If and only if your pigmentations too much that a dab of concealer is not enough, perhaps you can get yourself some laser shot to ‘exfoliate’ the skin within the dermis layer, to even them out.
Do you think your pigmentations can be considered for your doctor to pay attention? Ask them and I’m sure your case if uneven skin tone can be corrected in no time.