Pigmentation Skin Program

Pigmentation is a common skin condition that presents as areas of darker or uneven skin tone on the face. The darkening occurs because of an excess of melanin production in the area - this can be caused by environmental factors such as the sun or hormonal changes.  Melasma is another form of pigmentation that is caused by hormonal changes and is quite common to occur during pregnancy.  Pigmentation is one of those skin conditions that requires a commitment and ongoing management - and most importantly protection from UV exposure. 

A: Pigmentation issues, such as dark spots or hyperpigmentation, can be caused by sun exposure, inflammation, or hormonal changes. Incorporating products with ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and alpha arbutin can help brighten the skin and fade dark spots over time.

A: While sunscreen is crucial for preventing further pigmentation, additional products can aid in reducing existing dark spots. Consider incorporating products with ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or retinoids to promote cell turnover and fade pigmentation over time.

A: It's advisable to avoid products that can potentially irritate the skin and worsen pigmentation, such as harsh physical exfoliants. Instead, opt for gentle exfoliants like AHAs or BHAs. Additionally, be cautious with certain essential oils or fragrances that may cause sensitivity. Always patch-test new products to ensure they don't exacerbate pigmentation issues.