When we speak of pigmentation, we are referring to the colour of a person’s skin. Skin pigmentation is caused by a substance in the body called melanin, which gives our body colour (pigment) in areas such as the hair, eyes and skin. Our skin tone, hair colour, and eye colour are all a result of melanin. However, certain factors sometimes cause our bodies produce an excess of melanin, leading to the skin darkening beyond what is genetically normal for the individual. These factors include, but are not limited to, sun exposure, certain medication usage, fragrances and perfumes, and even heat. This skin darkening is termed as ‘hyperpigmentation’ and although relatively harmless, these dark patches can be aesthetically unappealing.
In this article, we discuss the various products offered by DermaFix and how they can assist with hyperpigmentation.
DermaShield SPF 50 High Protection UVA/UVB Sunscreen:
One of the biggest causes of hyperpigmentation is exposure to the sun as the ultraviolet rays stimulate the production of melanin within the skin. It is therefore extremely important to apply an effective sunscreen such as DermaShield SPF 50, which contains a proprietary blend of sunscreen ingredients, protecting the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays. DermaShield SPF 50 is SANS 1557:2013, ISO 2444 and ISO 2443 compliant and offers water resistant properties up to 40 minutes in water, making it ideal for the person who spends time outdoors.
MelanoDerm is a pigmentation antagonist which works by using a unique skin lightening complex to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. MelanoDerm inhibits the action of Tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in melanin-producing process known as melanogenesis.
BodyBright is a fast-acting skin brightener recommended for overall skin lightening on areas of the body including dark skin found on hands, elbows, underarms and knees. BodyBright slows down the action of Tyrosinase enzyme while fighting environmental stress that leads to hyperpigmentation.
Brightening Cleanser promotes an anti-inflammatory response within the skin while inhibiting the effects of Tyrosinase enzyme. This allows for a brighter, more radiant skin tone.
Not only will this brightening toner’s natural herbal ingredients increase the skin’s resistance to stress, trauma and fatigue, but it will also inhibit the formation of melanin which is responsible for hyperpigmentation.
This at-home peel helps to accelerate healthy cell turnover. As a result, a lift-off of damaged pigmented cells occurs, thereby improving the overall appearance of the skin, assisting to even out skin tone.
ACC Vitamin C:
This 3-in-1 booster treatment uses a high potency formula of Vitamin C to protect the skin against environmental assault which leads to skin discolouration. Vitamin C acts as a melanin-transfer inhibitor, meaning pigment does not get deposited into the surrounding skin cells and as a result leads to a lighter, brighter skin complexion.
Vitamin C Serum:
Vitamin C Serum offers the same inhibitory benefits as ACC Vitamin C along with anti-inflammatory properties to limit the stimulation of the melanocyte, the cell responsible for melanin production, and preventing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
ACC Tranexamic Gel:
ACC Tranexamic Gel is a pigment reducing complex which safely inhibits the activity level of melanin in problematic, hyperpigmentation skin concerns. It will therefore really help when it comes to controlling hyperpigmentation.
DermaPolish micro-exfoliates and cleanses the skin, assisting with cell renewal. Dull, devitalized skin cells are sloughed off and the skin complexion appears brighter and smoother.
Vitamin Therapy Masque:
Vitamin Therapy Masque is more than just your average face masque. It offers a superior moisturization benefit for your skin while encouraging skin repair after sun exposure, thereby limiting UV damage that leads to the formation of hyperpigmentation.
MSM Nutritional Supplement:
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) is a nutritional supplement that fights inflammation within the body, helping to balance and normalize all biological processes, including the formation of pigment within the skin.
Hyperpigmentation can affect people of all ages and skin types. It is therefore very important to look after your skin using any of these great products from DermaFix.