Although the discovery of unusual-appearing blemishes on the skin might seem alarming, the most common cause is a harmless discoloration referred to as hyperpigmentation, which can both be prevented with a few simple precautions and safely and effectively treated.
Hyperpigmentation can affect anyone regardless of race and is the result of overactive skin cells that stimulate an excess amount of the brown pigment melanin in the outer skin layers, leading to the appearance of darker than normal spots.
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There are several different types of hyperpigmentation, including sunspots, which are small dark patches also referred to as liver or age spots, caused by too much time spent soaking up the sun without adequate protection. They often appear on the neck, face, hands and anywhere else the body has been frequently exposed to solar rays.
Other forms of hyperpigmentation include blemishes left behind following injury or acne, as well as a condition called melasma which can occur with hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, while undergoing hormone therapy, or when taking certain medications including birth control pills, anti-malarial drugs, and antibiotics. Dermalogica is another company that has some outstanding skin care products. Check out their about us commercial here.
Also, occasionally some disease conditions may cause flare-ups of hyperpigmentation, such as Addison’s disease where the adrenal gland is not functioning optimally which can sometimes increase melanin production.
Fortunately, there are a variety of options that exist when it comes to taking proactive measures to prevent the formation of sunspots before they appear and to lighten the skin or remove any unwanted hyperpigmentations.
These include several relatively inexpensive over-the-counter and prescription choices, such as hydroquinone bleaching creams that inhibit the production of melanin, and products containing vitamin A that speed cell growth to more quickly replace the damaged areas with new healthy skin.
Other techniques to deal with dark skin patches involve exfoliation by microdermabrasion using a buffing machine or chemical peels that employ acids, as well as more aggressive laser procedures.
But the best defense against sunspots is to prevent them from popping up in the first place by limiting your time in direct sun, donning protective clothing, and applying generous amounts of sunscreen with a minimum SPF rating of 30.
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