EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PIGMENTATION DISORDERS
Your skin has melanocytes, cells that produce the pigment melanin to protect your skin from UV rays. Any damage to your melanocytes creates imbalances. The result? Dark spots and discolored skin patches. This is called skin pigmentation disorder and is often harmless.
If you’re here because you’re bothered by these spots, here’s your step one: learn about the different types. After you identify what you have and its causes, you can identify the best solution for your skin.
In this article, you’ll learn about the whats, whys, and hows of pigmentation disorders. Afterwards, you will learn about specific products and ingredients that can help treat them.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is when a patch of skin darkens in contrast to the surrounding skin because more melanin is being produced in that area. You might have any of the following types:
A wound, burn, blister, or a zit too irresistible not to pop can damage your skin and cause dark spots. Anyone can experience these spots, but deeper complexions are more prone to this. These fade with time. But if the spots are on areas exposed to the sun, they can take longer to fade.
AKA chloasma or “the mask of pregnancy”. Melasma looks like huge, almost symmetrical brown or grey patches on both sides of your face or body. Its causes? Sun exposure, hormone changes from pregnancy or birth control pills, some medications, and skincare that has oxybenzone or skin-irritants. Women and deeper complexions are more prone to this condition.
Take note: melasma fades gradually once you remove its cause. If, say, sun exposure is the cause of your melasma, then spend less time under the sun! But there are cases when you might find it difficult to remove its cause. For example, some women might not want to discontinue taking birth control pills for certain reasons.
AKA sunspots, liver spots, and solar lentigines. These brown spots grow into the size of a freckle or even half an inch in diameter. They cluster on skin exposed to sunlight, simply because the sun is why they’re there to begin with.
And, don’t be fooled by its name. Age spots are common among older people but younger people can get them too. Fair complexions are also more prone to getting these. Unlike the first types, age spots won’t fade without your help.
How can I even out my skin tone?
The best way to effectively and safely speed up your skin’s evening out process is to use dermatologist-tested skincare, like the Céleteque Dermoscience Skin Brightening range. The range is developed with top dermo-grade ingredients to specifically help you target your pigmentation concerns and even out your complexion. The best part: it is clinically tested on Filipina skin to help you get the best results.
Here’s an easy routine you can follow using Céleteque Dermoscience’s Skin Brightening range:
Cleanse with Céleteque Brightening Micellar Milk.
Remove dirt and makeup from your face and neck by applying Céleteque Brightening Micellar Milk with a cotton round. Do this in gentle circular motions. This one-of-a-kind, milk formula also helps brighten and smoothen your skin in as early as seven days because of its vitamin B content.
Wash thoroughly with Céleteque Brightening Facial Wash.
The best washes are potent enough to cleanse your skin without irritating it. Take note because irritants can trigger hyperpigmentation issues like melasma. This wash isn’t just cleansing and gentle, it’s also packed with Niacinamide and vitamins C & E, all skin-brightening powerhouses.
Apply Céleteque Brightening Alcohol-Free Toner.
This step helps unclog your pores while infusing your skin with melanin-regulating Rucinol and skin-brightening antioxidants from Green Tea Leaf and St. John’s Wort Extract.
Spot-treat marks and blemishes Céleteque Brightening Dark Spot Corrector.
Now is the time to zoom in on your spots and blemishes. This formula contains the antioxidant Coenzyme Q10, which helps inhibit melanin production and lighten dark spots. Simply apply directly on any marks that bother you.
Moisturize with Céleteque Brightening Tri-Benefit Power Cream.
Hydrating your skin is important in any routine. What’s great about the Céleteque Tri-Benefit Power Cream is that it not only moisturizes but also has extracts that brighten the face, Ascorbyl Glucoside that reduces fine lines, and SPF15 to further protect your skin from the sun’s rays. If you’re looking for a powerful moisturizer that solves not just one but three skin concerns, this one’s for you!
This routine applies to all types of hyperpigmentation. Take note, this routine is also flexible. Add or subtract depending on the cause of your skin’s discoloration.
How can I lighten age spots?
If you have age spots, try applying Céleteque Advanced Anti-Aging Age Spot Serum With Retinol over these areas nightly after moisturizing your face. Retinol is a gold standard for skin renewal and works by gently peeling off age spots when applied to them. Peeling helps in this case because, unlike other types of hyperpigmentation, age spots don’t naturally fade.
How can I protect my skin from hyperpigmentation?
Always use sunscreen! This goes for all types of hyperpigmentation. We suggest Céleteque Skin Defense Daily Protection Matte Moisturizer with SPF50. This formula has a broad-spectrum filter that helps shield you from UVA and UVB rays, both causes of dark spots. Here’s another big plus: this revolutionary sunscreen from Céleteque not only protects you from the sun, it also protects you from blue light and pollution - both of which damages your skin when exposed to these factors.
Head over to Celeteque.com to learn more about Céleteque DermoScience products and why it’s one of the most trusted brands by women in the country today. You can also shop for Céleteque products through their official website, Lazada, Shopee, and at leading retailers.