Reason of causes skin pigmentation and how you can treat it?


When skin is young and healthy, its pigment making melanocytes feed the surrounding cells evenly resulting in uniform color. In general terms skin pigmentation is a condition that darken patches of your skin. Skin pigmentation can be detrimental to a person’s self-esteem and confidence.


Causes to Cover-ups

Here are some of the causes of skin pigmentation you should be aware of:

  • Excess sun exposure
  • Injury damaging skin
  • Hormonal changes
  • Improper hair removal treatment
  • Hereditary
  • Allergic reactions


How To Diagnose Hyper Pigmentation

Darker skin is certainly a cause of concern however it is equally important to understand the reasons behind it. A lay man’s cause for hyper pigmentation would be over exposure to sunlight however it is advisable to consult a doctor to diagnose exact reasons after delving into your correct medical history. Types of hyperpigmentation may include:

  • Solar Lentigines:

Harmless and usually affects people over the age of 40. Caused by excessive exposure to UV rays solar lentigines is accumulation of melanin in your skin cells.

  • The mask of pregnancy:

Caused by hormonal changes in the body this usually occurs in women.

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation:

This happens due to injuries such as wound, insect bite, acne scar that leads to excess pigmentation.


It is important to understand hyperpigmentation is curable via treatments but dermal pigmentation is untreatable on surface level and requires laser or invasive surgery to penetrate the top layer of the skin.

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