What it is and How to Make Your Skin Bright

What is Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a common and most times harmless condition in which patches of skin get darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when melanin the brown pigment that produces normal skin color forms deposits causing excess build up thus producing dark patches. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of people of any race.
Age spots or liver spots referred to by doctors as solar lentigines are a common form of hyperpigmentation. These small dark patches of pigment are usually found on the hands and face or other areas frequently exposed to the sun. Melasma or chloasma spots are similar in appearance to age or liver spots but are usually larger and appear most often as a result of hormone changes in your body. Pregnancy is one example of hormone change that can trigger overproduction of melanin causing what doctors call a pregnancy mask on the face and the abdomen. Women taking birth control can also develop hyperpigmentation because their bodies are subjected to various hormone changes caused by the birth control.
How do I get rid of Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, or Chloasma Spots?
In almost every case people experiencing discolorations end up at the dermatologist. Most dermatologists will tell you that getting rid of pigmentation problems can be a difficult task even for them. But reducing or lightening the darkened patches can be rather easy to perform.
Derma-abrasion kits are one method and can be purchased through a beauty magazine, website or your local pharmacy. Derma-abrasion kits gently exfoliate the darkened area and remove dead skin cells gently. However, be careful over exfoliation can actually increase the dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation.
Chemical skin peels are another way and work to remove the surface of the skin encouraging exfoliation. Traditionally in the past you had to see a dermatologist or licensed beauty expert to have a chemical peel. Today there are different types of low concentration chemical peels available online and over the counter at your local pharmacy. The type or concentration of chemical peel mask depends on the nature of the problem. Some chemical peels can go as deep as the dermis your deepest layer of skin basically smoothing and restoring natural color to the skin from within.
A skin lightener also referred to as skin whiteners is a skin brightening cream or skin whitening soap that penetrates the skin to destroy extra melanin and give skin a more even color where the melanin deposits have gathered. There are different type’s skin lighteners available today. Chemical skin lighteners utilize a bleaching crème for best skin bleaching or fading of dark skin spots. The safest or best skin lightener to use for depigmentation of skin is an herbal or natural skin lightener. These concentrates use a combination of herbal and natural products to produce natural skin bleaching of extra melanin patches on your body and eliminate or fade age and liver spots as well as get rid of freckles.

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