Pigment spots cover several conditions. In the vernacular, pigment spots have become synonymous with melasma, which is the type of pigment spots that most often occur on the face in women.
The pigment spots get their dark color from a protein in the skin called melanin. The dark color of the pigment spots is influenced, among other things, by the amount of melanin. Darker skin produces more melanin than light skin and therefore has an easier time developing pigment spots than lighter skin. Your skin color is also determined by how much melanin is produced in the skin.
Sun exposure without sun protection is the most important cause of pigment spots. In particular, areas of the face such as the cheekbones, nose, temple, hairline, forehead and upper lip are at risk, but also other areas where sun exposure is high, for example the neck and the back of the hand.
Many women experience getting pigment spots when they are pregnant or while using birth control pills. Inheritance, genetics and inflammatory conditions in the skin are other factors that also affect whether you get pigment spots or not.
If you are pregnant or using birth control pills, you should therefore pay extra attention to sun protection.
Skin care for skin with pigment spots is about both reducing the existing pigmentation and preventing more from occurring.
Pigment spots / Melasma is difficult to get rid of once it has occurred. Some pigment spots disappear on their own, while others can become permanent. Often, the pigment spots are less visible in winter, while they return when the skin is exposed to the sun.
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The most important measure to prevent the pigment spots from returning or worsening is to use a high sun factor and broad-spectrum UV protection , all year round. Broad-spectrum UV protection means that a product has SPF-30 or more and also provides protection against UVA rays. URBAN PROTECTION daycream gives you both in a medium rich anti-aging day cream.
In addition to your cream with UV protection, it is wise to protect your face with a cap/sunglasses/sun hat when you are in the sun.