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TYPE OF PIGMENTATION EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

Faux freckles were placed as one of the biggest beauty trends for 2021, alongside bushy brows and rosy cheeks. Have you tried them? 

What do you think? Especially you can be a freckle faker staying sun kissed all year round without the UV exposure or damage.

Do you like it or not? Some may say yes and others might accept themselves as they are without the freckles.

But do you actually know that freckles are skin pigmentation? And what type of pigmentation do we have other than it?

Let's check out this article as we share with you types of pigmentation all women should know so that you can be extra careful & avoid skin cancer.

 

1. MELASMA

melasma
  • Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face.
  • The most common areas for melasma to appear on the face include the bridge of the nose, forehead, cheeks & upper lip.
  • Melasma may also appear on other areas of the body, especially those exposed to a lot of sunlight. These areas may include the forearms, the neck & the shoulders.
  • Women who are pregnant are at greater risk of developing melasma because of hormonal changes.

 

2. POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION (PIH)

POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
  • PIH occurs after there is damage or irritation to the skin. The skin involved turns tan, brown, or red.
  • Irritation or damage to the skin, can lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Skin of color has more pigment (melanin) so there is more of a chance of PIH with certain skin problems. Skin problems that often result in PIH include acne, burns, eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic reactions, infection, insect bites & others.

 

3. FRECKLES / EPHELIDES

Freckles
  • Ephelides are the common type some people think of like freckles. These freckles form as a result of sun exposure and sunburns. They can appear on anyone who doesn’t protect themselves from UV rays. 
  • They show up on the face, the back of hands, and the upper body.
  • This type tends to be common amongst people with lighter skin tones and hair color. People of Caucasian and Asian descent are more prone to ephelides.

 

4. LENTIGO

lentigo
  • Lentigo are flat spots on your skin that are darker than your usual skin tone. They're not itchy or painful.

 

5. VITILIGO

vitiligo
  • Vitiligo is a long-term problem in which growing patches of skin lose their color. It can affect people of any age, gender, or ethnic group.
  • The total area of skin that can be affected by vitiligo varies between individuals. It can also affect the eyes, the inside of the mouth, and the hair.
  • The patches appear when melanocytes within the skin die off. Melanocytes are the cells responsible for producing the skin pigment, melanin, which gives skin its color and protects it from the sun’s UV rays.

 

USE THE SUITABLE SKIN CARE ACCORDING TO YOUR SKIN TYPE & PROBLEMS

If you are experiencing pigmentation, among the ways to treat it is by using suitable facial care product solutions that are appropriate to the skin type & problem encountered.

Lorraine Skin Care product range consists of Lorraine Cleansing Bar Soap, Lorraine Hydrating Toner & Lorraine BeauSkin Serum are the perfect answers for your skin concern.

Niacinamide contained in Lorraine Cleansing Bar Soap helps clean the face, reduce wrinkles, increases moisture and stimulates skin recovery.

Meanwhile, Lorraine Hydrating Toner will also clean the skin from the inside by getting rid of dead skin cells and dirt that is still left after washing the face and help provide freshness and moisture that prolongs to the skin.

Complete your facial care routine with Lorraine BeauSkin Serum containing aloe vera & hyaluronic acid (HA) to help reduce inhibition as well as other skin problems.