411 On Hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion

Arm your­self with the best de­fence force against those an­noy­ing dark spots

True Love - - CONTENTS - By TSAKANE NDLOVU

Dark spots are all too com­mon and ap­pear when you pop a pim­ple, get sun­burnt, have acne that leaves blem­ishes, or in cases of eczema. The re­sult? Hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion, which leaves marks that look dif­fer­ent from your nor­mal com­plex­ion. They can ei­ther ap­pear in small patches or cover large ar­eas of your body. Hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion comes in dif­fer­ent forms, in­clud­ing melasma, (hor­monal changes that de­velop dur­ing preg­nancy) which leads to grey or brown spots on your cheeks, fore­head, chin and nose. Un­sightly dark spots can also pop up on other parts of your body, like the stom­ach or back. An­other form takes place once a pim­ple has been popped. The wound gets in­flamed and leaves dark marks when it heals. Dam­age by the sun can also change your skin's tone and tex­ture.

The good news is that hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion can be sorted out with a com­bi­na­tion of the right treat­ment, prod­ucts and a good dose of pa­tience.

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