Pigmentation refers to the colouring of your skin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for your skin’s colour. When the skin has increased amounts of melanin, it darkens. Skin pigmentation mostly stays the same shade. However, certain skin pigmentation disorders cause changes to the colour of skin. For example, hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes dark patches across your skin. Age spots (also known as liver spots) are common symptoms of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is mostly harmless, but can sometimes be caused by a medical condition that you should look into. However, as a cosmetic issue, it can be annoying to have the even tone of your skin marred by dark spots. You can get rid of dark spots on face with a strong pigmentation cream or serum.
In this blog, we discuss how a good pigmentation cream or a pigmentation serum can help the even tone of your skin and get rid of the dark spots.
What causes hyperpigmentation
The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is sun damage. It affects the parts of the body that are most commonly exposed to the sun, such as your face, neck and hands. Other causes can also include:
- Increased levels of certain hormones in the body (can also occur due to a pregnancy)
- Endocrine diseases or disorders (for example PCOS). An infection in the liver, gallbladder or kidney could also cause it.
- Any skin irritation
- The ingestion of medicines incompatible with your body
How a Pigmentation Cream can Help Get Rid of Dark Spots
Pigmentation cream or pigmentation serums are clean, natural and plant-based ways of getting rid of the dark spots, meaning they are safe to use in the long term.
Most pigmentation creams or serums work in two ways. Either the pigmentation cream slows down the rates at which pigmentation is made by melanin-producing cells (also known as melanocytes). Or, the pigmentation cream could help in slowing down the transfer of these excess pigments into the surrounding skin cells.
So you can get a good pigmentation cream to help you with the problem. Here’s how to get rid of dark spots on face.
OZiva does not have a pigmentation cream. However the OZiva Absolut Even Anti-Pigmentation Serum is extremely useful for reducing excess melanin in the body.
OZiva Absolut Even Anti-Pigmentation Face Serum is a plant-based must have in every skin care regime for it provides even-toned, and blemish free skin with upto 53% reduction in pigmentation within 8 weeks, based on scientifically proven data*. This advanced, water-based and lightweight serum fights against dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
This pigmentation serum is suitable for all skin types, including dry, oily or combination skin. It has been specially formulated with two blends. The Skin Brightening Blend includes White Peony and Rosemary Extract, which increase skin glow and reduce pigmentation.
The Spot Correction Blend includes Phyto Niacinamide (Tulsi Extract), Phyto Arbutin, and Aloe Vera. This blend helps prevent the occurrence of hyperpigmentation. These ingredients possess good antioxidant activity, so they can help delay skin ageing and brighten skin tone. Aloe vera helps diminish the pigmentation and dark spots on the face and is a useful ingredient in any pigmentation cream or serum.
Home Remedies for Pigmentation (Other than a pigmentation cream)
Along with a pigmentation cream or a pigmentation serum, there are various other home remedies with ingredients that can lessen skin pigmentation. Here are some ways you can treat hyperpigmentation at home:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains strong acetic acid, which according to some studies, can help lighten pigmentation. Take a cup and combine equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Apply it to the dark patches on your skin and leave it for around 2-3 minutes. Rinse it using lukewarm water and repeat twice daily until you see the lightening.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains natural compounds that help diminish pigmentation and the dark spots on your face. They work as a totally safe pigmentation treatment. You can apply pure aloe vera to the pigmented and discoloured areas of your face. Leave it on overnight and rinse using warm water the next morning. Repeat daily until you see the lightening of the spots.
- Phyto Niacinamide (or Tulsi Extract)
Phyto Niacinamide (or plant-based Niacinamide sourced from the Tulsi Plant) is another natural compound that is extremely helpful to reduce and prevent the occurence of hyperpigmentation by decreasing melanin synthesis.
- White Peony
White peony is a flowering plant that is very helpful for skin brightening and reducing pigmentation. Apply any serum or pigmentation cream containing white peony extract to witness a noticeable decline in pigmentation and excess melanin.
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