Skin Pigmentation: What causes it and how to fight it?

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Pigmentation is a widespread problem common among both men & women. It manifests itself as dark patches on the face, making the skin appear dull and uneven. This skin discoloration is especially found in the Indian sub-continent and Middle-east where the strong sun rays hit the equator. Those with light-complexioned skins are more prone to freckles and post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation that results from common skin problems like acne, rashes and scratch marks or any skin injury.

Our skin tone, hair colour and even the color of our irises, is determined by the pigment Melanin - a substance produced by special cells called Melanocytes. When these cells overproduce the amount of melanin, hyperpigmentation spreads. ThIS is also triggered by hormonal changes, genetic factors or drug reaction.

Skin Pigmentation And How To Cure It

Once in our lives, each one of us has experienced hyperpigmentation in smaller amounts, in form of dark spots, patches, birthmarks, moles and ageing spots. Managing it becomes easier with an early detection of the problem. Awareness of the same, helps in detecting and erasing it and maintaining a non-patchy skin.

Products that help in skin maintenance and curing pigmentation:

Shopatplaces has a comprehensive line of products that are specifically targeted at treating pigmentation problems. Our best advice to you would be to book a free consultation (by sending us your pictures) - we can assess your individual requirements and suggest the best skincare products for you. These natural products from Botanic Love have been carefully researched so that you get the maximum benefits, right in the comfort of your own home

Passion Grapefruit and Wine Bar

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The Pigmentation Cleanser!

This is a favorite among the masses and one of our bestsellers. Enriched with wine, this is blended with grape juice and tropical herbs that brighten the skin. Passion bar is 100% handmade, and the herbal content is  gentle yet effective. This bar can be used each day, twice - in the morning, followed by our Vitamin E Sunscreen Lotion and, at night, with our Intensive Night Repair Serum.

Vitamin E Sunscreen Lotion

Vitamin E Sunscreen Lotion by Botanic Love for Shopatplaces

Our Sunscreen is a great combination of mattifying skin coverage. It is an all-in-one non-sticky oxidant that covers UV A and UV B radiation. Sunscreens play a major role in the treatment of skin prone to pigmentation, as a great sunscreen will ensure that the skin doesn’t switch back to its pre-treatment stage. High SPF present in our sunscreen gives higher protection and can be worn during swimming too.

Anti Pigmentation Bearberry Facial Exfoliator

Anti Pigmentation Bearberry Exfoliator

Our Bearberry based exfoliator is an advanced scrub gel that fights against the causes of dark spots and effectively lightens pigmentation blotches to give a uniform colour to the skin. It also stabilizes irregularities on the skin. Using this is very easy: Mix the exfoliator on your palm with some water and apply this gel on your face using circulatory movements. Rinse and followup with our Pure Sandal Anti Pigmentation Mask.

Pure Sandalwood Anti Pigmentation Mask

Pure Sandalwood Anti Pigmentation Mask by Botanic Love

We usally advice all to purchase these two as a set: the Bearberry Exfoliator and Sandalwood Mask as they work best when used together. They serve a dual purpose, with the exfoliator removing the dead skin cells while the mask nourishes the skin and seals it by closing the pores. The mask has to be mixed with an equal quantity of curd and applied evenly on the affected area, leaving it on the skin for about 7 to 8 minutes, and then when it gets semi-dry, use lukewarm water to massage and tissue off. Repeat this regularly, twice a week and you would be amazed with the results.

It is important to understand that most scars cannot be erased completely but these products definitely assist in effectively fading them and keep the skin protected from further damage.


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