If you have ever looked in the mirror after a fun day in the sun and looked closely at your face, you may have appeared older, but not necessarily having deeper facial lines or wrinkles.
Chances are it’s likely to be uneven skin tone, dark spots – otherwise known as pigmentation
So what is pigmentation?
‘Pigmentation/Hyper pigmentation is a common skin condition, where some areas or patches of skin turn darker in colour, caused by the overproduction of pigment or melanin.
Triggers of hyper pigmentation
- overexposure to the sun
- sun damage
- hormonal changes (such as pregnancy)
- certain medications such as antibiotics
- hormone treatments
- certain medications
- skin injuries
This condition can affect people of all races.
Whilst it is usually a harmless condition, if left untreated, the patches will get darker overtime, with your skin losing radiance and having a dull lustre.
This is the time to treat pigmentation, as during the cooler months, you’re away from the sun. We offer great clinical treatments such as peels, enzymatic facials, photo Rejuvenation
Call one of our skin therapist for a tailor made program to suit your needs on 1300 761 925.
By wearing a UVA and UVB shielding sunscreen, feeding your face with antioxidants (primarily fruits and veggies and correct home-care products) and avoiding prolonged periods of sun exposure.
Winter is the time to treat pigmentation, as during the cooler months, you’re away from the sun!