Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Skin Darkening - How to Avoid Skin Darkening

Skin darkening is a very common problem. The darkening varies from a mild tan to a patchy brownish discoloration or a greyish black discoloration. Hyperpigmentation, is the main cause of the darkening of skin. Hyperpigmentation occurs, when certain skin cells release more pigments i.e. dark color.

Darkening of the skin due to ” blueness ” is called cyanosis or purple skin. The darkening of skin, may occur from redness and brusing. Skin darkening is the important symptom of Addison’s , scleroderma diseases.

Colors of the human skin is created by the brown pigments called melanin. The amount of melanin refers the complexion of the skin. Melanin is produced by special cells called- Melanocytes. A white complexion people, contains no melanin. Fair-skinned people produce very little melanin. A moderate amount of melanin is present in darker-skinned people. A very dark skinned people produce a great deal. People with albinism have no melanin.

The another possible cause of skin darkening is the over exposed to sun. The skin darkening is mainly found in womens during pregnancy. You may find that your nipples, freckles, scars, skin around your genitals, and areas prone to friction become darker or “hyperpigmented” during pregnancy.

How to Avoid and Clear Skin Darkening:
Some possible tips in clearing the skin darkening. These includes:-

Use a face wash to clean your face. Wash your face twice a day with lukewarm water.Gently massage your face with circular motion. Protect yourself from sun, mainly in daytimes, bacause skin darkening is mainly caused by the harmful radiation of the sun. Apply sunscreen to your face. Try to avoid all highly perfumed cosmetics. Hyperpigmentation can be reduced through surgery. The best possible way to clear skin darkening is to apply creams, taht containing 1-2% hydroquinine or azelaic acid.

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