Hyperpigmentation: the scourge of black skin

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One of the main problems of black skin, which prevents us from having a flawless complexion are dark spot caused by what is known as hyperpigmentation.

The hyperpigmentation is caused by the increase of melanin which is the substance in the body which determines the color of the skin. When there is an overload of melanin in the skin, the skin will become darker in appearance or hyperpigmented.

There are certain medical conditions and pharmaceuticals that can cause hyperpigmentation. In addition, exposure to the sun is a major consequence of hyperpigmentation and will darken already hyperpigmented areas. That is why the use of a sunscreen is highly recommended by dermatologists. Moreover, the use of creams containing perfume or alcohol can also cause a change in the skin color.

Hyperpigmentation can also be called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This condition can occur after an injury such as a cut, scrape, burn, mosquito bites or after certain skin diseases such as acne or eczema. Inflammation results in overproduction of melanin in the skin. In this case, the development of dark spots can be prevented by treatment against inflammation.

Hyperpigmentation may be caused by pregnancy mask, also known as chloasma is characterized by brown spots on the face. Chloasma usually occurs during pregnancy and disappears naturally after pregnancy.

It is important to know that the oldest stains are more difficult to fade.
Makeup can hide these stains and some natural ingredients allow them to fade but it will be much harder to do on the old stains. Other treatments involve seeing a dermatologist.

This is why it is really important to take a good care of your skin.

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