What is pigmentation, and how do you treat it?
Every woman wants to keep her skin young and healthy. At the same time, the dermis is exposed to damaging environmental factors daily. In the summer, skin pigmentation often appears, accompanied by a change in complexion.
Many people wonder where skin pigmentation comes from. First of all, it is the result of exposure to ultraviolet rays, which disrupt the functioning of melanocytes, the cells responsible for pigmentation. That is why pigment is produced, which changes the color of the skin and makes it age faster.
What is pigmentation?
Genetically, each person has a particular color and shade of the dermis. Under the influence of external and internal factors, age spots or brown areas may appear on the skin. The epidermal layer contains keratinocytes, which are constantly renewed and, therefore, require protection. Melanocytes are the source of it. They produce melanin, which absorbs ultraviolet light.
Pigmentation is the natural process of producing pigments in response to sun damage to the dermis. Melanin can be unevenly distributed in different layers of the skin, which is why moles, freckles, and birthmarks appear.
Prevention of pigmentation
- An essential step in preventing skin pigmentation is limiting sun exposure and choosing the right cosmetics.
- Avoiding products that irritate the skin.
- You should not use beauty care products that dry the skin and slow its regeneration in pigmentation. Cosmetics should not contain acids and essential oils. Also, it is not recommended to do resurfacing and peeling before going out in the sun.
- Apply sunscreen daily
- Ultraviolet light is dangerous for the skin, so special sunscreens must be used. A product with an SPF factor of more than 30 will help protect your skin from UV radiation.
- The result will be better if you apply an antioxidant serum and sunscreen.
- Do not touch inflamed skin areas.
With age, the ability of the epidermis to regenerate significantly decreases, and spots may remain at the site of inflammation. Therefore, it is not recommended to touch these areas with your hands.
Following all the recommendations and choosing the right products will make your skin feel great even in the summer heat.
LED therapy: safety and effective
According to a report published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, LED devices received an “A” ranking for safety. Dermatologists and cosmetologists have used LED therapy for decades as a clinical and salon method of treating inflammation and skin damage. Today, you can buy this gadget for home use. It has become portable and affordable!
For example, LED therapy is excellent at preventing inflammatory processes on the skin! Since blue light is antibacterial by its properties, it can be combined with red light to fight acne. However, doctors unanimously assure: LED devices will be effective if you have an adequately selected comprehensive skin care regimen and eliminate other causes of specific skin problems. For example, hormonal levels, nutrition, and the functioning of internal organs are adjusted.
These devices are safe to use if you follow the instructions. Always remember about eye protection during sessions. But still, LED radiation in “home” gadgets is less intense than in clinical devices (where protective goggles are required), so there is no reason to fear for your eyes.
Given the popularity of LED-light therapy devices among world stars who have been using these gadgets at home for years, you don't have to fear any negative consequences. The main thing is to choose a quality product, test it before buying, and, if necessary, consult your doctor. That's it; the question of risks can be closed