Taking care of your skin should be an essential part of your daily routine. Identifying problems with your skin is important to ensure the health of your skin. Uneven skin tone, deep frown lines, crow’s feet, acne etc are some of the skin problems you may face. Pigmentation is one of the skin problems that occur in various forms on the skin. The various types of discoloration include age spots, freckles, discoloration on skin because of birth marks etc. Treatment of pigmentation depends on the cause and severity of pigmentation. According to research, pigmentation in young women basically occurs due to contraceptive pill and pregnancy which causes hormonal changes. Along with these reasons, sun exposure can cause patchy dark spots on the skin and often on the upper lip and forehead. Pigmentation on face can cause much embarrassment and coerce you to avoid parties and social functions.
While there are a number of treatments available for pigmentation, not all treatments are affordable to all. For example laser pigmentation removal is a treatment method used to heal age spots. However, this process is quite expensive and can result in a lot of down-time. Sometimes, the problem may reoccur. Researchers have found a new way out of this problem. Using pigmentation creams can be helpful in minimizing the effects of pigmentation on skin. Pigmentation creams help in fighting the ageing appearance on your skin by giving a brightening effect. They stimulate cell turnover, bring down the appearance of dark spots and restore radiance.
When pigmentation is winked at, the production of extra melanin causes hyper pigmentation. Skin brightening and pigmentation cream may be as effective as results from laser treatment. Apart from using pigmentation creams, you should ensure that you avoid sun exposure for a long length of time. If you cannot avoid getting exposed to sun then you should use a sunscreen lotion with SPF-30 before proceeding outdoors.
Skin pigmentation creams work in two ways. Some creams make tyrosinase the target. Tyrosinase is an enzyme that functions for melanin production. These creams fade dark spots and patches on the skin so that these problem areas closely match with your problem free skin tone. There are other creams that prevent melanin from spreading to skin cells in vicinity. This brings down the appearance of uneven skin tone.
Pigmentation creams should be used for certain duration so that you can get palpable results. You cannot expect to get overnight results. Creams that are designed to even your skin tone can take a while to give you visible results. It may take anywhere from eight to sixteen weeks to see reduction in skin pigmentation. It is advised to use the cream as per the instructions and regularly. If the cream is not used regularly or as per the instructions, then you may have to wait to see the results of the cream. Along with using these creams, you should ensure that you daily cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin.