Dealing with Hyperpigmentation

Body Wrap Guru | skin care | Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Hyperpigmentation is a pretty regular occurrence.  It happens when patches of skin on the face become darker than the surrounding skin.  It is actually harmless.  But it can be hard to get rid of and very frustrating for sufferers.  Hyperpigmentation is also known as age spots or liver spots.    These spots occur because of an excess of melanin, the skins pigment.  When melanin is concentrated in a certain spot it will make the skin look darker in that spot.   It can occur because of sun damage and may be found on the face, hands, arms and other areas that are regularly exposed to the sun.  Melasma spots are a lot like age spots, but they tend to cover larger areas of skin.  These are usually due to hormonal changes.  Many women experience hyperpigmentation during pregnancy or when they are using birth control hormones.  Dark spots on the skin are also sometimes due to scaring.  Acne scars are a major cause.  All dark spots can become even darken when exposed to the sun.  It is important to wear sunscreen at all times to prevent spots from getting worse.  Protective clothing and a hat are a good idea also.    

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