The different types of pigmentation problems
From the age of 30, a number of women develop pigmentation irregularities on their skin. This can be the result of different problems:
- Lentigo, is also called age spots if it is mainly due to the intrinsic aging of the skin, or solar lentigo if it is caused by regular and considerable sun exposure.
- Melasma, generally due to hormone imbalances. This can occur when taking certain medicines, or can be caused by sun exposure during pregnancy when no protection is worn. This is called pregnancy mask.
- Post-inflammatory pigmentation, following an acne spot for example. The mark is then due to an excess of melanin produced by the inflammation.
How do I combat hyperpigmentation?
To prevent dark spots from appearing and regain a radiant and even complexion, it is important to adopt a good daily skin care regime:
- Each morning apply an anti-dark spot treatment to the face and neck. The formation of dark spots is a continuous process that requires daily treatment.
- Protect your skin from the sun’s rays using UVA and UVB sun protection. The sun is the overriding factor in the appearance and worsening of dark spots. Protecting yourself from it is therefore the basis of any treatment.