Pigmentation? Here’s what causes it!
Few weeks ago we spoke about skin pigmentation and how to treat uneven skin tone and reduce skin pigmentation, now it is time to look at the causes.
I personal suffer a lot from this one Overexposure to heat is one of the most common environmental causes of pigmentation. The melanin-producing cells are disturbed, thereby causing pigmentation. Just like UV radiation, even thermal radiation affects the melanocytes, resulting in hyperpigmentation.
Sometimes, pigmentation happens after the wound caused by an injury heals.
Pigmentation may be induced by a wide variety of drugs; the main ones implicated include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ), phenytoin , antimalarials,
amiodarone, antipsychotic drugs, cytotoxic drugs,
tetracyclines, and heavy metals.
Certain diseases like jaundice and cyanosis also cause discoloration of skin. In jaundice, the skin develops a yellow tinge whereas, in cyanosis, the skin appears blue due to insufficient circulation of oxygen in the blood.
- Emotional Duress
It has been observed in some cases that extreme emotional stress and duress also affect the production of melanin by the cells.If you thought your stress has no effect on your skin, you are mistaken. When you are stressed out, the free radicals in your body increase in number. This can aggravate skin pigmentation and also give rise to new spots.
6.Using bad skincare products.
You may be cleansing and toning your skin every day but if your skincare products are of poor quality, you are likely to have skin pigmentation. It is vital to use products that are of reputed brands and suit your skin well. Always search for user reviews if you aren’t sure if the company is good or not.
Skin pigmentation is not untreatable. Though we have certain effective creams that can make your skin flawless, these home remedies for pigmentation go a long way in treating your skin naturally.