How to Get Rid of Discoloration & Hyperpigmentation

Ashley S.Ashley S.

Hyperpigmentation describes areas of darker skin induced by an abundance of melanin synthesis. Acne scars, UV damage, and hormonal shifts are all possible causes. Those who have hyperpigmentation should know they are not alone. The skin condition known as hyperpigmentation can be treated in several ways. Here is all that you should know on the topic of hyperpigmentation.

Why is Your Skin Discolored?

Any type of skin trauma, such as acne, eczema, bug bites, cuts, scrapes, or even scratching or friction from, say, vigorous rubbing, can cause inflammation. As a result, even after the wound has healed, a darkened region may still be present due to inflammation’s stimulation of the formation of pigment cells. Inflammation-induced skin darkening is referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

What Are Your Options? What to Do and What to Avoid?

Sun impact

UV radiation from the sun is well-known to be harmful to human skin. Some estimates place their contribution to early skin aging at 80%. Age spots, or hyperpigmentation, may appear as a result of years spent in the sun.

Use Acid

The most effective method for treating hyperpigmentation has been demonstrated to be kojic acid in combination with hydroquinone and glycolic acid. Because it stops the body from producing too much melanin, kojic acid is beneficial. 

Chemical Peel

The melanin pigment is eliminated by directing laser beams at the hyperpigmented areas. The resurfacing method is another name for this process. Laser therapy can be either ablative or non-ablative. Both shallow and deeper chemical peels are available without a doctor’s prescription. The clinical version yields superior and quicker outcomes. Before deciding on a chemical peel, it is best to consult a doctor.

Home Remedies That You Can Try Out For Discoloration

Aloe vera – it can help to lighten hyperpigmentation. Aloesin works by stopping the synthesis of melanin in the skin. A 2017 study found that using aloe vera capsules could alleviate melasma brought on during pregnancy. Aloe vera plant gel can be applied on the skin every day. 

Licorice – these extracts may be useful in reducing hyperpigmentation. An extract of licorice called glabridin may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin-lightening effects. Humans can treat hyperpigmentation with a topical lotion containing glabridin.

How to Prevent It in the Long Run?

Preventive measures are definitely your best option if your skin is sensitive and prone to acquiring different types of pigmentation.  The most typical causes of hyperpigmentation include sun damage, the aging process, acne, and inflammation. The best course of action in such circumstances is to take precautionary precautions. To avoid hyperpigmentation caused by the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB radiation, use broad-spectrum sunscreen. Every three hours, sunscreen needs to be reapplied. Make sure you understand what’s in a new skincare or cosmetic product and if you have any allergies before using it. F

Where to Take Care of Your Skin?

With the help of Dr. Glow Getter, you can get the best results and flawless skin. Every woman can enjoy an even complexion without any type of redness or discoloration. Within a couple of sessions and treatments, your skin will look and feel as smooth as ever.

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