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Hyperpigmentation and Summer

Hyperpigmentation and Summer


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Summer is here, and so is the scorching sun! While we all love soaking up some vitamin D, it’s crucial to protect skin from harmful UV rays. Sunspots, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation are common concerns during this season that can make your skin look dull and aged. 

With a little bit of precaution and care, you can safeguard your skin from dark spots and enjoy the warm weather without worries.

An Overview of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which patches of skin become darker than the surrounding area. The darkened areas can be any colour, but they are usually brown or black. Hyperpigmentation can affect people of all skin types, but it is more common in people with dark skin. This term covers a number of more specific conditions such as liver spots, freckles and melasma. 

There are many different causes of hyperpigmentation, but the most common is sun exposure.

There are many different causes of hyperpigmentation, but the most common is sun exposure. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, it increases production of a pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for giving your skin its colour. Too much melanin can result in dark spots on your skin.

Other causes include certain medications, injuries, and skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. No matter what the cause, hyperpigmentation can be a frustrating condition to deal with. Luckily, there are several treatments available that can help lighten the dark spots and even out your skin tone.

 

Causes and Risks of Hyperpigmentation due to Sun Exposure

Hyperpigmentation from sun exposure is usually not harmful, but it can be unsightly. It can also increase your risk of developing skin cancer. If you have hyperpigmentation, you should try to avoid further sun damage by wearing sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.

 

Prevention Strategies for Hyperpigmentation

Prevention is the most effective way of controlling hyperpigmention from sun exposure.

1. Wearing sunscreen every day, even when it's cloudy. Be sure to reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.

2. Eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

3. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.

4. Avoiding excessive sun exposure by staying in the shade or wearing protective clothing when outdoors.

5. Exfoliating your skin regularly to remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth.

6. Moisturizing your skin to prevent dryness and maintain a healthy moisture balance. Dry skin is more susceptible to developing hyperpigmentation. Use a good quality moisturizer regularly to seal in hydration and protect the skin barrier keeping it healthy and glowing. Makeda Radiance Botanical Oil is rich in ceramides and essential fatty acids that restore skins natural oil balance and prevent trans epidermal water loss keeping skin radiant.

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7. Choosing Products to Protect Your Skin from Hyperpigmentation. Choose products that contain antioxidants and natural gentle lighteners like salicylic acid, liquorice and lactic acid. Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin and even out pigmentation and an important addition to your skincare. Be sure to avoid products with harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances, which can irritate the skin and make hyperpigmentation worse. Nefertiti Radiance Botanical Serum is rich in Niacinamide, Vitamin C and Liquorice, all ingredients from nature to even skin naturally and gently.

 

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8. Mineral or Chemical Suncreams? Mineral sunscreens tend to have a more gentle formulation than chemical sunscreens, which makes them an optimal choice for more sensitive and acne-prone skin. Most of them also offer broad spectrum protection, which means they deflect blue light, UVB and UVA rays, the latter of which are responsible for pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and the breakdown of collagen. 

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