There are different types of skin pigmentation, and here are four types that are the most common:

The Types of Skin Pigmentation

1. Freckles: Yes, the sprinkling of these adorable dots across our nose or chest are a type of skin pigmentation. Freckles are the smallest expression of pigmentation and they are mostly genetic. They typically show up in our childhood, although we may get them throughout our 20s. People with fair-colored skin are most likely to have freckles.
2. Hyperpigmentation or Sunspots: These spots are larger than freckles and are caused by sun exposure. They can also be a sign of possible sign liver challenges, which is why they also may be referred to as liver spots.
3. Melasma: These are small sheets of pigment that are most often symmetrical in shape. They are frequently caused by hormone surges and fluctuations, although they can also be caused by oral medications.
4. Rebound Hyperpigmentation: This refers to the rebound effect our skin experiences after receiving a damaging skin treatment. It’s the one-step-forward-three-steps-back result of conventional anti-aging and anti-pigment procedures, such as lasers, IPL (intense pulsed light, also known as a photofacial), chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and the continued practice of conventional acne protocols. Rebound hyperpigmentation is no joke. Changes in skin color following a chemical peel, for example, can be permanent. These issues are more common among people with darker skin.

Note: These aren’t the only types of skin pigmentation you may see. Other types of skin pigmentation include birthmarks, moles, vascular birthmarks from blood vessels, albinism, vitiligo, and more.

When looking at these four most common types of skin pigmentation, there are several tools that can help with their appearance, if desired. Although the causes and appearance of the types of pigmentation vary, the protocol for treatment of them is all the same. Here are some ways to treat skin with pigmentation changes:

*Avoid all conventional acne and anti-aging protocols.
*Learn to hydrate, dermally nourish, and restore your skin’s barrier.
*Apply and reapply sunscreen.  

The Products To Use

Check out a Skin Harmonics Origin Set. This special set was designed to help hydrate, dermal nourish, and restore your skin’s barrier. If you need help or have any questions, schedule a Virtual Complimentary Consult.