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Ditch the filters, get rid of Pigmentation for good

Are you troubled by the dark spots and blemishes on your skin? These patches of dark skin are known as pigmentation. Uneven skin tone and skin darkening concerns are normally attributed to pigmentation. This darkening mainly occurs due to the excess formation of melanin, which is the pigment of your skin that gives its colour.

The most common types of pigmentation are — Melasma and age spots. Melasma can affect males and females of all ethnicities and skin variants however, it is especially common in women. It is caused due to hormonal changes and primarily occurs during pregnancy in women. Melasma usually appears on the face and stomach for most people. Age spots, also known as sunspots are caused due to excessive exposure to the sun. People may find these spots on their face, hands and legs. Across the globe, approximately 80% of the population is affected by pigmentation.

Constantly seeing blemishes on your face may lower your self-esteem, but there are various steps you can take to prevent and reduce pigmentation.

  1. Sunscreen — Melanin creation is the body’s primary way of protecting the skin from harmful UV rays when the skin is not safeguarded. Thus, applying a non-comedogenic sunscreen with at least 30 SPF is a must.
  2. Vitamin C — A revolutionary skincare component, vitamin C produces collagen within skin cells and helps promote skin elasticity and firmness. The benefits of vitamin C are many. They exponentially lighten dark spots, brighten skin complexion and counterbalance the harm caused by free radicals related to excessive sun exposure.
  3. Retinol- Retinol acts as a catalyst in cell regeneration, and helps in achieving a brighter complexion, fades dark circles, pigmentation and blemishes.

These wonder ingredients are found in various forms such as serums, moisturisers, day and night cream, toner, face wash etc. Thus, you can incorporate these products into your skincare routine in many ways.

While these products may take some time to show their effectiveness, regular use can definitely bring a positive change to your skin and give you that natural and healthy glow.