Hyperpigmentation is a prevalent condition for many people. It is, when sections of the skin become darker than the surrounding skin. Skin contains melanin, a pigment in our skin that produces its natural color. HYPER means excessive. Therefore, hyperpigmentation is excessive pigmentation in a single area. It can be caused by a number of reasons. Here’s a list the some of the most common reasons that cause hyperpigmentation or “dark spots” on the skin.
- Sun Exposure
The main function of melanin is to absorb the harmful rays of the sun. Too much sun exposure you will produce these dark spots.
A very common form of dark spots is known as melasma, also known as “pregnancy mask” it is due to hormonal changes in the skin.
- Acne Blemishes
Blemishes form on the surface of the skin that are red and inflamed. After the blemish heals there can be residual scarring leaving a dark spot, especially on darker skin tones.
- In-Grown Hairs
In-grow hairs are common among those with course hair. It’s a condition in which the hair begins to grow back down into the follicle causing redness and inflammation. After the in-grown hair is treated a scar can develop that leads to dark spots. Shaving and waxing are the main causes of this. Men with course hair for “razor bumps” on their face and neck. While women tend to experience In-grown hairs on their legs and bikini line.
- Skin Trauma
Any trauma to the skin that causes a lesion has the potential to develop into a dark spot. Accidents of any sort can lead to these situations. Those with darker skin tones are more susceptible to lingering dark spots from trauma. Here are some examples.5 Traumas That Lead To Hyperpigmentation
- Overly Aggressive Microdermabrasion
- Waxing Burns
- Excessive Extractions During A Facial
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