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Myths About Hyperpigmentation

By Shrudi Shyam

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition characterized by the darkening of certain areas of the skin compared to the surrounding skin tone. It occurs when there is an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for giving color to our skin, hair, and eyes. It causes patches of darker skin that are the hallmark of the common skin disorder. Numerous things, including sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, acne scars, and some medications, can contribute to its development.

Hyperpigmentation is generally a harmless condition but can be a cosmetic concern for some individuals. Preventive measures such as wearing sunscreen, protective clothing, and avoiding excessive sun exposure can help reduce the risk of developing hyperpigmentation.

Types of Hyperpigmentation and its Causes

1. Sunspots or Age Spots: These are caused by prolonged sun exposure and are more common in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. They typically appear as small, dark patches.

2. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): This type of hyperpigmentation develops after an inflammatory skin condition or injury, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or a skin injury. The skin produces more melanin in response to inflammation, leading to dark spots.

3. Melasma: This is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that usually occurs in women during hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or while using hormonal birth control. It causes symmetrical dark patches, commonly on the face, and is influenced by hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure.

4. Freckles: Freckles are small, concentrated areas of increased melanin production and are often hereditary. They can become more pronounced with sun exposure.

Additionally, skin injuries, inflammation, and certain skin conditions like acne can stimulate melanin production and result in dark spots. Some people may be genetically predisposed to hyperpigmentation, making them more susceptible to developing darker patches on the skin. If you are concerned about hyperpigmentation or any skin-related issues, it's essential to give your skin proper skin care on a regular basis, combined with a personalized treatment plan. c

5 Myths About Hyperpigmentation

Unfortunately, there are a few myths and false beliefs about hyperpigmentation that can cause confusion. Here are some common misconceptions about hyperpigmentation and preventative actions.

1. Myth: Hyperpigmentation is never coming back:

This is a myth we wish were true. Unfortunately, given the fact that UV exposure, the aging process, and hormonal changes are all dynamic processes, pigmentation will keep developing.

While you may choose to opt for contemporary pigmentation therapies, such as chemical peels and laser procedures, their effectiveness lies in their ability to lessen the look of already-present pigmentation, stop it from getting darker, and prevent the recurrence of earlier pigmentation. However, it is also important to practice a daily skin care routine to prevent hyperpigmentation. Invest in Pond's Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum for flawless radiance with 12% Gluta-Niacinamide Complex. It will help dissolve your deep-seated hyperpigmentation, repair skin damage and boost the brightness of your skin from within.

2. Myth: Hyperpigmentation will disappear on its own

Usually, hyperpigmentation does not go away on its own. Hyperpigmentation may take several months or even years to fade, depending on its degree and underlying reason. For everyday skincare and protection from hyperpigmentation, try your hands on the light moisturizer that quickly absorbs into your skin, giving you a non-sticky shine all day long.

3. Myth: Sunscreen is not necessary for hyperpigmented skin

To control hyperpigmentation, sunscreen is essential. The damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can exacerbate pre-existing hyperpigmentation and increase melanin production, aggravating the condition. To protect your skin and stop further aging, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF on a regular basis. Pond's Serum Boost Sunscreen helps to lighten dark areas and prevents them from returning. It has been clinically shown to prevent sun damage and lighten dark spots. 99% of customers concur that it prevents and lightens dark areas. The Pond's Serum Boost Sunscreen is a multi-tasking product that protects, brightens, and moisturizes with the strength of niacinamide-C serum and SPF.

4. Myth: Scrubbing my face with soap will keep my skin healthy and acne free.

Scrubbing your face or using harsh soaps will make the problem worse. Using the right medicated cleansers can fix the problem without causing excessive dryness and rebound oiliness that brings its own set of problems. Hydrating and protecting your skin daily with the Pond's Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum will leave the skin smooth, glowing and prevent hyperpigmentation. With 2x more active ingredients, this serum has an unbeatable brightening power.

5. Myth: Hyperpigmentation can be prevented with makeup.

Makeup may help temporarily cover up hyperpigmented areas, making them less noticeable, but it does not address the underlying cause of hyperpigmentation. For skin protection and an enhanced makeup glow, grab the Pond's BB Cream that is infused with dermatologist tested ingredients like Vitamin B3, Glycerine and SPF 30A++. With Pond's BB+ Cream you can now achieve spot-less, even tone radiant skin in under a minute. It covers all the dark spots, thereby giving the skin an instant healthy-looking glow and is suitable for all skin tones.

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