Brown spots, acne scars and uneven skin tone with your skin. How does a pigmentation spot form? There's help from Rhonda Allison skin care! Red Lotus Skin and Lash Salon in Beaverton, Oregon talks about pigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is a common challenge in the treatment room. One question we get frequently, is how exactly do spots and demarcations form?
Of course there are a variety of factors that come into play here – overall health, stress levels, sun exposure, medications, and the list goes on. A breakdown of the process, however, may help shed some light on the issue.MELANIN AT WORKThe epidermis is primarily made up of skin cells, which create a protective layer. Approximately every eighth cell, however, is a melanocyte. These, as you may know, produce melanin – an action that occurs in the granular layer. This is a natural and necessary process as pigments give us skin color and also provide a unique defense system against UV radiation.
One of our educators, Devin Romero, put it best when he said the pigmentation process resembles that of an assembly line. It’s when this assembly line overproduces or slows, that issues occur. Let’s further break down the pigmentation process, when its in response to potential damage:
In healthy conditions, the pigmentation that is produced in response to potential damage will eventually diffuse or fade on its own, but in some cases a permanent discoloration can occur.PERMANENT PIGMENTATIONAs the skin ages the cycle is less controlled. DNA damage to the skin cells, caused by UV exposure, hormonal changes, certain medications, and other health issues, result in the steady distribution of melanin. As excess melanin is produced, and dispersing of these pigments is interrupted, hyperpigmentation forms. This creates deposits of color that stay indefinitely unless treated.
Luckily there are a number of ingredients that help support the skin and control hyperpigmentation. From Rhonda Allison skin care.....These include:
Some products to turn to include, the Skin Brightening Cleanser,Brightening Scrub, Brightening Pigment Lotion, Mandelic Arginine Serum,ChronoPeptide A, Naturale Mega Brightening Serum, Skin Brightening Gel, and Daytime Defense SPF 30.
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