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What Causes Hyperpigmentation


Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes dark patches to form on the skin. While the cause of hyperpigmentation is often unknown, there are a number of factors that can contribute to it. In this article, we will take a look at the top five causes of hyperpigmentation.


Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which dark spots and patches appear on the skin. These spots may be flat or raised and may be red, brown, or black. Hyperpigmentation can occur anywhere on the body, including the face.


Hyperpigmentation can occur for many reasons. Some causes are related to your genes or family history and may not be treatable. Other causes include sun damage from sun exposure, hormone-related changes in skin color (such as during pregnancy), or underlying medical conditions such as rosacea, lupus, or vitiligo.


Sun exposure

Hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure usually occurs on your face, neck, chest and upper body. Sun exposure causes damage to the cells in your skin that contains melanin, the substance responsible for giving skin its color. Melanin protects your skin from ultraviolet radiation and other environmental factors. However, when you are exposed to sunlight for long periods of time without protection from sunscreen, your skin may become damaged by increased production of melanin and pigment interruption.


In order to protect your skin from further damage by sun exposure and help prevent hyperpigmentation from occurring, wear sunscreen every day and reapply it often during activity such as swimming or gardening.


Skin conditions


Skin conditions are very common, affecting people of all ages. There are many different types of skin conditions, ranging from mild to severe. Some skin conditions are caused by injury or infection, while others are caused by genetics or other factors. Many skin conditions can be treated with medications or other therapies, but some require surgery.


Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes discoloration. It can occur as a result of topical treatment or as an underlying cause, such as eczema.


Hyperpigmentation may be temporary or chronic. Topical treatments, such as skin lightening creams, can help temporarily improve hyperpigmentation. However, some cases of hyperpigmentation are related to underlying skin conditions and require treatment with prescription medicines or lasers to correct the problem.

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