What is Skin Pigmentation and How to Treat It

Posted by Ruth Lavell on

Pigmentation refers to changes in the melanin of your skin. Pigmentation development is influenced by a number of internal and external factors, one of the most influential being UV radiation. This results in the over production of melanin in the skin as a defence mechanism. Lentigo is a non-cancerous, pigmented spot with a clearly defined edge.

The most common type of pigmentation is ephelides or freckles. These are flat circular light spots on the skin about the size of the head of a nail that develops after repeated exposure to the sun.

Lentigines may evolve slowly over years, or appear suddenly. They may be found anywhere on the body and vary in colour from light brown to black. These need to be checked for any changes over time.

Melasma or Chloasma is pigmentation that is deeper in the skin dermis. It appears on the face as larger brown patches with a non-distinct border. This type of pigmentation mostly affects Asian and fair skinned people and is more common in women. It is often linked to hormonal imbalances. The condition is made worse with UV exposure, overheating the blood, some medications, pregnancy and stress.

Treatment of hyper-pigmented skin

Your LIVENOWSKINCARE is designed to further prevent excess melanin production by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase. This will protect the skin from harmful elements such as UV-radiation. Controlling and reducing damage caused by free radicals.

What you can expect

  • Increased uniformity of the complexion
  • Improvement in existing hyper-pigmentation
  • Increased radiance and clarity
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Reduction in the appearance of new pigmentation
  • Improvement in overall skin health

LIVENOW products that can help pigmentation

The Daily Routine for Beautiful Skin by LIVE NOW consists of:

  1. Daily Facial Cleanser 5%
  2. Ultra Moisturiser
  3. Vitamin B3 – to lighten and brighten
  4. Vitamin C 15% serum

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    Protection really is the vital key to preventing sunspots and protecting your skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays. To prevent future pigmentation, SPF Sunscreen MATT FINISH.


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