I thought I’d talk about pigmentation, the effects and natural treatments.
What is Pigmentation??
Uneven pigmentation of some sort affects most people, regardless of bioethnic background or skin color. Skin may either appear lighter, or darker than normal, or lack pigmentation at all; there may be blotchy, uneven areas, patches of brown to gray discoloration or freckling.
Apart from blood-related conditions, skin pigmentation disorders generally occur because the body produces either too much or too little melanin.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Increased melanin production, also known as hyperpigmentation, can slightly vary;
•Melasma describes the darkening of the skin.
•Chloasma describes skin discolorations caused by hormones. These hormonal changes are usually the result of pregnancy, birth control pills or estrogen replacement therapy.
•Solar lentigo, also known as “liver spots” or “senile freckles”, refers to darkened spots on the skin caused by aging and the sun. These spots are quite common in adults with a long history of unprotected sun exposure.
Aside from sun exposure and hormones, hyperpigmentation can be caused by skin damage, such as remnants of blemishes, wounds or rashes. This is especially true for those with darker skin tones.
The most typical cause of darkened areas of skin, brown spots or areas of discoloration is unprotected sun exposure. Once incorrectly referred to as liver spots, these pigment problems are not connected with the liver.
On lighter to medium skin tones, solar lentigenes emerge as small- to medium-sized brown patches of freckling that can grow and accumulate over time on areas of the body that receive the most unprotected sun exposure, such as the back of the hands, forearms, chest, and face. For those with darker skin these discolorations can appear as patches or areas of ashen-gray skin.
‘Natural ingredient used in our Pigmentation oils and balm help fade pigmentation, Dark spots and scarring’
Organic Castor oil, Rosehip seed oil are anti-pigmentation agents that are incredibly efficient. Using the oil and balm twice in a day will help reduce pigmentation.
(However, if you have extra oily skin or potent acne, avoid using it as could worsen these issues.)
Castor oil is crammed with fatty acids, specifically omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are the magic ingredient that helps reduce pigmentation. They do this by piercing the scar tissue and pumping it out.
The omega-3s, in addition to stimulating the growth of healthy tissue, also hydrate the skin, thus giving you clean and supple skin.
Our Turmeric essential oil is another excellent ingredient for the treatment of hyperpigmentation. It inhibits excessive melanin production and helps lighten dark spots and pigmentation.
Vitamin E has excellent antioxidant properties that help even out your skin tone and prevent skin damage. This oil mixture leaves your skin smooth and free of blemishes.
Our Serum and Pigmentation balm, repairs skin cells, at surface (epidermis) level but also deeper (dermis), depending on the severity of symptoms, you will notice a change on your face in the first weeks of use.
A weekly use of our Brightening Clay powder which will help brighten dark areas also to treat the affected layers of skin like our Bentonite and fullers earth Clay powder at www.organically-you.com
Head over to www.organically-you.com to find details on these products and how they can help you.
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