According to studies, the ideal complexion for women is " The even complexion!". But the ideal appearance of our skin is often disturbed by pigment spots. Many women over 40 have one or more areas of hyperpigmentation. In young women, this problem also occurs more and more often. A youthful, radiant appearance is often defined by how even the complexion is.
Only an even complexion can optimally reflect the light, which gives the skin a fresh and energetic look. There are many women who are dissatisfied with their appearance because of pigment spots. Once the pigment spots appear, dreams of porcelain skin should be reconsidered. Hyperpigmentations are persistent. In fact, this is one of the most serious challenges for dermatologists.
When does pigmentation appear and which areas are most prone
With the appearance of the first more intense rays of the sun, an increase in pigmentation on the face is also observed among predisposed women. Taking certain medications in the summer, such as birth control, antibiotics, as well as using inappropriate cosmetics can also lead to this unpleasant pigmentation.
The distribution of pigmentations by zones depends rather on the underlying cause. The most common types of pigmentation are
- Sun or what some call age spots - they are more common among people with whiter skin who have spent a long time outdoors and in the sun without protection. That is exactly why we find them on the exposed parts of the body - face, neckline, back of the hands, hands and shoulders.
- Melasma (or "mask of pregnancy") - the brown spots on the forehead, cheekbones and upper lip that appear most often during pregnancy, but sometimes also when taking birth control or other drugs or using inappropriate cosmetics.
- Pigmentation at the site of inflammation (pimple, insect bite, burn, etc.)
When and how can we remove pigment spots
Regardless of their type, in general, dealing with unpleasant pigmentation is a difficult task. Therefore, the best remedy remains prevention. It's hardly news to anyone that sun protection is paramount.
Regarding stain removal, there are several options to address or at least reduce the problem.
One of the most commonly used methods is laser treatment The light from the laser is absorbed by the melanin (the pigment of the spots), transformed into heat, which destroys it and thus skin lightens. Depending on the area where the spots are, their type and color saturation, several different types of lasers are used – Q-switch Ruby, KTP, Nd:YAG and IPL.
A procedure suitable for removing more superficial spots is microdermabrasion. It mechanically removes the layer of dead cells on the skin with special sand under pressure, and with it the surface spots.
Chemical peeling (superficial and medium-deep) is definitely among the most effective methods, especially when it comes to treating melasma. The acid or combination of acids act both mechanically, leading to mild or more pronounced exfoliation, and chemically bleaching the stains.
In dealing with pigment spots, the most important thing is prevention, i.e. the use of the right cosmetics. The market is flooded with products that often backfire. Medical cosmetics are suitable. Eucerin® EVEN BRIGHTER is the first specialized series of medical cosmetics that combines effective anti-pigment action, restoration, protection and rejuvenation of the skin in 4 products - day cream, night cream, concentrate and spot corrector.
Eucerin® EVEN BRIGHTER works at the root of the problem – where melanin synthesis begins.
The effective active ingredient B-Resorcinol regulates increased melanin synthesis and permanently reduces pigment spots.
Glycerytic acid is the rejuvenating ingredient in the products. It fights free radicals created by UV radiation, protects cellular DNA and helps cells recover faster and more fully from UV damage.
The high sun protection factor SPF 30 in the day cream protects the skin from premature aging and the formation of pigment spots. Like all Eucerin products, the Even Brighter series is not only effective, but also very well tolerated by the skin.
It is suitable for use all year round, even in summer, as it does not contain exfoliating ingredients. It can also be used by pregnant women.