Let's talk about pigment spots!

Why do we have pigment spots ? How to prevent it? And the scars on the face? How to reduce them?

In this article, we will look at the different causes of the appearance of spots on the face and the ways to remedy them.

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          How do pigment spots appear?

          First of all, it is important to remember that tasks can have different, often unrecognized origins. Indeed, brown spots are often associated with aging of the skin . Although this is a reality, many other factors can trigger the appearance of spots.

          They are the result of a hyperpigmentation localized linked to an overproduction of melanin.

          Here are the main causes, the common point being the sun since it is the combination of the factors below and sun exposure that creates these spots.

          • Solar radiation : in fact, UV rays can trigger the appearance of brown pigmentary spots called " lentigo on the face, which can appear at any age. It is in a way, an exhaustion of the skin of its solar capital. Be careful, these spots can appear years after exposure to the sun!

          • Acne : In the sun, inflamed pimples without protection can trigger the appearance of dark marks in teenage girls/young adults. This is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

          • Hormones : especially during pregnancy, hormones, combined with the action of UV rays, can cause a " melasma characterized by many brown spots on the face. This overproduction of melanin is mainly located on the face (cheek, nose, upper lip, forehead).

          • Age : more frequent in people over 40, they can nevertheless occur earlier. The spots are not strictly speaking related to age but will always have as their starting point the oxidation linked to the sun, which by overproduction of melanin, will create these visible spots on the exposed areas (arms, hands, face, neckline) but which will be accelerated with age.

          How to prevent them?

          To prevent stains, the most important thing is to put suitable sun protection on the body and face. For the face, an SPF 50 cream will be ideal for protecting against harmful rays.

          To prevent stains, you can also use creams enriched with antioxidant vitamins (A, EC).

          Once installed, do not hesitate to use topical moisturizers and antioxidants , always based on vitamin C. For example lemon which will have lightening properties.

          There are also medical methods which will not be discussed here but which may be effective. Do not hesitate to consult your dermatologist.

          For example, the bus role, under a shrub of the heath family, is interesting in the case of pigment spots since the oil from the leaves is rich in arbutin , a molecule that inhibits the production of melanin and accelerates its elimination. It also makes it possible to unify the complexion and to tighten the pores .

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