Hyperpigmentation is a harmless skin condition that can cause some areas of the skin to appear darker than the surrounding skin. There are a number of reasons that the condition can develop and becoming familiar with them in the first step in treating it. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, here is what you need to know.
What Is Causing It?
Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is a build up of melanin in the skin. The build up can be caused by various circumstances. One common cause is an allergic reaction. When you have an allergic reaction, your body's immune system can go into overdrive in its effort to protect you. The reaction can sometimes trigger skin irritation, which can lead to an increase in the melanin produced in your body.
Another possible reason is improper removal of hair. As you remove the hair, the roots can sometimes be left exposed. If you are using chemicals to help with the removal or apply chemicals to the skin shortly after removing the hair, it can trigger an inflammatory response. The response results an overproduction of melanin.
Even your hormones could lead to the development of hyperpigmentation. Hormonal changes, such as those caused by taking birth control pills or pregnancy, can push your body to increase its melanin production.
As with other medical conditions, your genetics could be a trigger for hyperpigmentation. If you have a family member who has the condition, there is a possibility that you will also develop it. Your genetics can also increase the chances that you will develop hyperpigmentation is one of the risk factors, such as hormonal changes, occurs.
What Can You Do?
There are a number of ways you can take on the hyperpigmentation you are experiencing. One possible solution is to use a hair removal treatment, such as PFB Vanish, that also helps to treat the skin condition. If you have facial hair you want to remove, the solution can not only help treat the hyperpigmentation but also safely remove unwanted hair.
If allergies are to blame, take action to prevent a reaction. For instance, if you are allergic to pollen, avoid going outside when the pollen count is high. If pregnancy is causing the hyperpigmentation, it will likely disappear once you have the baby. However, you can still use products, such as the PFB Vanish, to control the condition.
Contact your local PFB Vanish distributors to learn more!