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Home  |  Skin Conditions  |  Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone

Pigmentation & Uneven skin tone

Those darker patches on the skin that don’t seem to fade officially are called pigmentation or hyperpigmentation.

So what causes these patches to occur I hear you ask?

U.V or sun exposure is the biggest culprit.

When you step out into light your skin naturally produces melanin to protect the cells from radiation. If you expose  the skin to too much U.V  over time they become damaged and confused and eventually over produce melanin resulting in darker patches of pigment showing up on the skin.

There are different types of pigmentation-

Chloasma/Melasma – Both of these types of pigmentation are closely related to hormonal changes such as contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause.

Freckles or Ephilides – Often a hereditary skin blemish. These are classed as pigmentation when they develop after the age of 12.

Age spots/ Solar Lentigo – Often damage from U.V exposure done in your teenage years these commonly show up years later often on the hands & face.

Post Inflammatory Pigmentation – Damage or trauma like spots, ingrown hairs, picking the skin and scars can lead to the skin being exposed to more light leading to post inflammatory pigmentation.


This condition is a tricky one to treat but help is at hand at SkinGym. We love to treat the root cause of this condition by retraining and repairing the damage cells with skin loving vitamin treatment and products.

It is imperative to wear a broad spectrum S.P.F daily to protect from further damage. Vitamin A  & Vitamin C is essential to repair the cells that are over producing and using inhibitors to stop more production.


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