Today’s topic is about skin pigmentation or how to brighten your skin if it’s discolored. We’re gonna be talking about your summer skincare needs. As summer draws near we have to deal with a lot of new skin problems. Right such as skin pigmentation, dry skin, rough skin just all those kinds of different problems.
What’s Your Biggest Skincare Concern?
Since it’s the summer we wear a lot of tank tops but I feel like I can’t because of skin pigmentation. Recently I get self-obsessed with my dark knees. It’s really darker compared to the other area of mine. So my main skin concern during the summer is actually my lips. And the reason why is because I wear a lot of lip tints. And I’ve noticed that my natural lip color has faded and it looks kind of dull. I want to find ways to bring that alive and brights into my lips again. I’m going to come in the autumn charging up and potato vine. Today’s topic is about skin pigmentation or how to brighten your skin if it’s discolored.
Areas And Causes Of Skin Pigmentation
Now further ado let’s get I it shall we first let’s delve into why we get skin pigmentation or its discoloration in the first place and the areas of our body where it occurs the most.
Our face is the most exposed part of our body. And because it is exposed almost every single day it’s subjected to a lot of UV rays. Hence why the face on your skin is subjected to skin pigmentation or highly subjected to skin
Lips pigmentation can be caused by high estrogen levels. When you are pregnant or you’re menstruating. It can also be caused by improper cleansing after you put on lip makeup.
Elbows & Knees
Our elbows and knees protrude a lot more than any other part of our body. And that’s mainly because it needs to protect the bone of that area. And so because that area undergoes a lot of friction causes increased melanin which can thicken. The skin around it and causes skin pigmentation. Physical habits such as leaning on your elbow or sitting on your knees or improper moisturizing after taking a shower can also cause skin pigmentation on these areas.
The fold of your armpit undergoes a lot of irritation and friction as well also improper epilation. Such as plucking your armpit hair with your tweezers we all do it come on that can also cause skin pigmentation.
Skin pigmentation can occur in this area if you’re sitting down for long hours of the day. It can also cause bad blood circulation and cause your skin to be rough and dry. There are five other main reasons why pigmentation occurs in this area as well. And that is exposed to UV rays, hormonal changes, improper cleansing, friction, and other detrimental habits.
How To Treat & Improve Skin Pigmentation
How to treat and improve existing skin pigmentations
Skin pigmentation on your face is one of everyone’s biggest concern. But fear not because vitamin C is your cure. Vitamin C overall helps to brighten your skin and to fade-out may be unwanted freckles and other skin pigmented areas. Apply vitamin C 21.5% to fade out discoloration or dark spots on your skin. It’ll also help to tone out your skin and leave your skin looking really really healthy. Even though there is a 21.5 percent vitamin C unit do not worry because the irritation is little to none. Also, absorption is extremely fast. We also recommend using vitamin C serum for those who have sensitive skin. This is a multi-solution serum that will help your skin with dead skin cells, enlarged pores, dull skin tone, and pigmentation.
You can do an easy DIY treatment for lip pigmentation at home. It only involves cucumber, lemon, and a cotton pad. What you want to do is take equal parts cucumber. a lemon and then soak a cotton pad in that mixture and put it on your lips for 20 minutes. And there you have it an easy at-home DIY lip pact.
Elbows & Knees
Prioritize regular exfoliation and moisturization since there aren’t a lot of sebaceous glands in this area that produces sebum. It’s really easy for dead skin cells to accumulate in order to demonstrate this treatment. Use a body soap containing colloidal oatmeal and a type of acid called tartaric acid. Using this try to exfoliate the dead skin cells off the areas of your elbows and knees to protect the outer layer of your skin. Try to use a body soap that is mild enough to use on a baby but also super hydrating.
This is also another DIY treatment that you can do at home. What you’re gonna do is take the baking powder and coconut oil, mix it together and then put it on your armpits. This will help to remove bacteria germs and help with body odor as well. And if you guys didn’t know already coconut oil recently has become a big trend when it comes to skin brightening.
Products we’re going to be using an aroma oil to increase the blood circulation in that area. So what you’re gonna do is put your feet together and then after that, you’re gonna point your feet out so it forms a v-shape. This position will naturally accumulate the tension in your hips and buttocks. After that, you’re gonna take your massage oil and then massage that area from down to also make sure you go in an outwards motion.
Another tip for those of you who really really want to focus on brightening try to use a product that has niacinamide in it. It is an ingredient that is known to brighten the skin immediately. It’ll also give your skin a natural tone. You can apply this product anywhere on your face, your elbows, your knees anywhere where you have skin pigmentation problems.
How To Prevent Skin Pigmentation
So now that we know why we might get skin pigmentation too. Let’s get into how we treat it.
Fixing Minor Habits
One way to easily prevent skin pigmentation is to avoid leaning on your elbows or sitting on your knees. You should also try to avoid clothes that fit too tightly onto your skin to lessen the friction that is on your skin. Also rapid weight loss or gain can also cause skin pigmentation. So make sure to maintain your weight or if you’re dieting or trying to lose weight make sure to do it in a healthy manner.
Use Aha Products To Dissolve Dead Skin Cells
Avoid forcibly scrubbing areas of skin pigmentation so that you can try and get it out. That’s actually really really harmful to your skin. Instead, gently exfoliate the dead skin cells on skin pigmented areas with an AHA product. Soak a cotton pad and AHA and then apply it on your skin where skin pigmentation is prominent. That way it gets rid of the dead skin cells and maybe fade away. The skin pigmentation without irritating your skin not only that but it also helped to moisturize your skin as well so it’s like a two and one.
Moisturising After Showering
We all know that in the hot summer our face becomes a lot more oily or it can become a lot drier. You know a little bit of a tour because it’s summer you’re lazy you don’t want to do it you know you’re not really feeling it. but please please please do not forget to moisturize it is so so important. Because if you don’t moisturize your skin can go into overproduction mode of sebum and it can actually make your skin pigmentation worse. So please remember to moisturize your skin try using a mild body lotion with high hydrating properties and gentle enough to use on a baby.
Apply for UV Protection On Areas That Darken Easily
Apply sunscreen to your face and body or any other areas where skin pigmentation occurs. Your body is just as susceptible to UV rays as your face. So make sure to apply sunscreen to your body as well make sure to apply sunscreen to areas of your body 30 minutes before you leave the house. And then try to reapply sunscreen every two to three hours or when you feel like you need it. Try to use a daily sunscreen that has SPF 40 and PA plus and it’s great if it also blocks UVA and UVB rays also. A sunscreen that lowers the general temperature of your skin is great as well.
Preventing Lip Pigmentation
A lot of you guys have asked about lip pigmentation and the key to preventing lip pigmentation is proper cleansing and moisturizing. It may be inconvenient but your lips are just as important as your face. So just as you cleanse your face you need to cleanse your lips as well. Also, your lips are susceptible to UV rays as well so make sure to try and use a lip balm that has protection from UV rays.