What you need to know about skin pigmentation?

Among all the human organs, skin is known to be the largest organ and hence proper skin care is mandatory for all of us. Exposure to the sun is not always a bad thing – at the right times and in the right quantities, it can be quite beneficial. However, exposure to the sun is the most common cause of skin pigmentation, but this is also the most easily preventable cause. Just make sure that you use a good quality sunscreen and moisturizer before you leave your home. A common cause of pigmentation is sun bathing. In a condition like albinism, a person doesn’t have skin pigmentation. Instead of dark patches of discolored skin, they end up with pale skin, pale hair and pale eyes.  As per experts from the clinics of skin pigmentation Singapore, there are also cases of Vitiligo, where certain patches of skin are lighter others. There are certain treatments for Vitiligo, though there aren’t any treatments for albinism.

Pigmentation on women

In women, there are chances of pigmentation happening at specific times. For example, a woman may develop brown spots on her face during pregnancy. Or when approaching, or at menopausal age, a woman may face pigmentation. If the woman gets her uterus or ovaries removed, she may end up with higher levels of pigmentation. This is because of hormonal fluctuations that the body undergoes. These might just disappear or fade away with time. There are also pigmentations which are caused by ill health like jaundice or pneumonia. Jaundice causes bile to build up in your blood, thereby causing a discoloration on your skin. Pneumonia, though, affects the amount of oxygen in the blood, thereby causing a skin discoloration.

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