A few months ago we celebrated the fifth anniversary of Dafna’s Personal Skincare and if I look back I realize that one of the questions that you have asked me more times since I founded the brand is how to combat pigmentation on the skin.
Imagine your skin as a lake where you can see the water in different shades of blue. From a deep blue to a light blue, to transparent … Now imagine that this blue is melanin on your skin …
The spots appear when there is an accumulated increase of melanin. To treat them, it´s necessary to treat the skin at the deepest levels, reducing the accumulation of melanocytes, until they become transparent.
Excessive sun exposure during the summer months works like an explosive cocktail if your skin tends to blemish. The arrival of autumn is the best time to start treating them. I want to share wit you a small guide that I hope you find useful and at the end I give you a little surprise …
Types of pigmentation and their causes
Irregular skin pigmentation or hyperpigmentation appears for different reasons, there is no single cause. These are the most common types:
– Solar lentigines: over the years we observe pigmentation on the face, hands, décolleté … These are usually small spots that are due to accumulated sun damage on the skin.
– Melasma: this type of hyperpigmentation affects larger areas, mainly on the face. It is related to hormonal levels and is very common during pregnancy and postpartum. Women who take oral contraceptives can also get it.
– Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: when we have a skin lesion, many times when it heals it leaves us a darker stain. For example, it happens very commonly in acne faces so it is good not to handle the pimples and heal them correctly. It can also be seen after surgeries in which we have scars.
How can I avoid pigmentation?
The most important measure you should take is ALWAYS use sun protection. In this way, you should protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays and prevent premature photoaging.
Do not focus on eliminating that specific stain but on unifying the tone, taking care of the skin in a global way and making it look cared for and radiant. I assure you that a well cared for, clean and luminous skin will make the small spots on your skin go unnoticed while you make them disappear.
Exfoliating the skin once a week will help you renew it. Our latest release DETOXIFY, 2-in-1 mask and scrub, helps reduce the effects of pollution and free radicals on the skin that cause blemishes, fine lines and dull skin.Shop now
Biotechnology to reduce pigmentation
Surely if you know our products you have already heard about MelaCareTM, a blend of oils from three medicinal plants: Oxalis Triangularis Oil, Eremanthus Erythropappus, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, known for their anti-inflammatory, soothing and antioxidant effects.
MelaCare ™ oil inhibits the synthesis of melanin (responsible for the color of skin blemishes) and, with frequent use, gradually improves skin tone and the signs of photo-aging such as spots and wrinkles are reduced.
A perfect duo for a more even skin
PURIFY CLEANSER andACTIVE MIST have MelaCareTM in their composition along with other ingredients of organic origin that help the skin look more uniform, luminous and cared for.
Soft lotion-gel cleanser. Leaves skin looking clear, glowing and provides feeling of freshness. Indulgently formulated with eight natural oils and nutrients.
Removes everyday impurities and unclogs the pores, fights free radicals and the appearance of spots. Reduces hormonal acne.Shop now
An innovative light active facial mist and toner.
Combines plants essence and oils to actively restore skin’s natural tone, fights photoaging signs, while providing hydration, dewy complex and sense of freshness.Shop now
After knowing all these tricks on how to prevent and take care of your pigmentation, tell us, what questions do you have about this topic? I read you in comments!