5 Unknown Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Discoloration

By Melissa Snyte
 

There is a wide variety of skin issues. Among the most problematic is skin discoloration, which becomes even more disturbing when the patches are severely different from your natural skin tone. If this is your skin issue, take the time to read these five facts about skin discoloration before you start seeking treatments and remedies:

Fact No. 1: There Are Several Causes Of Skin Discoloration

Causes Of Skin Discoloration

The most prevalent one being sun damage. Other causes include age, taking certain medications including birth control pills and antibiotics, hormonal changes most especially during pregnancy and menopause, and skin injuries.

There are generally two types of skin discoloration: Hyper-pigmentation, or the darkening of the skin, and hypo-pigmentation, the reduction in melanin content of the skin causing skin to become lighter than the natural skin tone. Each may involve the epidermis only or a part of the dermis. Both conditions can be treated depending on the underlying causes.

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Fact No. 2: Skin Discoloration Among Darker Skinned Individuals Are Harder To Treat
Typically, those who have darker skin tones are advised to be extra careful when using bleaching and whitening products. That’s because when their melanocytes become damaged, their natural skin pigment is lost. Lighter skinned individuals having skin discoloration problems are generally easier to treat.Therapies often include spot correcting creams.

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Fact No. 3: There Are Several Levels For Treating Skin Discoloration

Treating Skin Discoloration

As the condition is most frequently brought about by excessive sun exposure, the first course of treatment is to protect the skin from further sun damage.

As a first line of treatment, people suffering from hyperpigmentation are prescribed a cream that contain retinol or hydroquinone (in US and where it isn’t already banned). These creams work by blocking the production of melanin, thereby lightening the skin tone. In the case of hypopigmentation, skin is treated accordingly with the causes of skin discoloration. For instance, those with fungal causes are prescribed an antifungal cream.

Fact No. 4: A Number Of Clinic-Based Treatments Are Available To Treat Skin Discoloration
Depending on the advice of a skincare specialist, often considering the depth and area of damage on the skin, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation may be treated with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Intensed Pulsed Light laser treatment, and fractionated laser therapies.

Fact No. 5: Skin Discoloration May Also Be Caused Be a Symptom Of or Result From More Serious Diseases

Symptom Of or Result From More Serious Diseases

Addison disease and other endocrine diseases, hemochromatosis, and lupus may all result to skin discoloration. At times, skin diseases such as vitiligo or genetic disorders such as albinism, can also cause abnormalities in skin pigmentation.

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Conclusion

“I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of make-up,” Demi Moore said. Take the first step to prevent skin discoloration in the first place by never leaving the shade without sunscreen. If skin discoloration is bothering you so much then take the next step to improve your skin condition right now.

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There are many promising skin brightening products available today that can be used to make skin appear brighter and more youthful. At the same time, it is important to carefully consider the promised benefits of any skin brightener in the light of that product's specific ingredients. A quality skin brightener should be formulated from compounds that show promise in lightening skin tone, a function that may also include reducing the prominence of freckles and other sun spots. Optimally, a skin brightener will also offer anti-wrinkle benefits to further promote the youthful appearance of facial skin. Of course, skin brighteners should also be able to help skin appear brighter and more radiant, just as their names suggests. To aid your search for the ideal skin brightening product, we've listed and evaluated each top skin brightener below on its ability to deliver these desired results.

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Our Top Skin Lightening Choices

Rank
Product
Description
Rating
Info
#1
Juvabrite

Juvabrite

Lightens Dark Spots Without any Harsh Chemicals
Fades Discoloration, Blemishes and Dark Spots
Consists Antioxidant Vitamins for Anti-aging
Promotes Brighter and Radiant Skin Tone
98%
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#2
Revitol Skin Brightener Cream

Revitol Skin Brightener Cream

Lightens Dark Spots Without any Harsh Chemicals
Fades Discoloration, Blemishes and Dark Spots
Consists Antioxidant Vitamins for Anti-aging
Promotes Brighter and Radiant Skin Tone
#3
Cosmelan

Cosmelan

Lightens Dark Spots Without any Harsh Chemicals
Fades Discoloration, Blemishes and Dark Spots
Consists Antioxidant Vitamins for Anti-aging
Promotes Brighter and Radiant Skin Tone
#4
Makari Oralight

Makari Oralight

Lightens Dark Spots Without any Harsh Chemicals
Fades Discoloration, Blemishes and Dark Spots
Consists Antioxidant Vitamins for Anti-aging
Promotes Brighter and Radiant Skin Tone
#5
Nur 76

Nur 76

Lightens Dark Spots Without any Harsh Chemicals
Fades Discoloration, Blemishes and Dark Spots
Consists Antioxidant Vitamins for Anti-aging
Promotes Brighter and Radiant Skin Tone

**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficacy.

*Results may vary. The information contained in this website is provided for general informational purposes only. No medical claims are implied in this content, and the information herein is not intended be used for self diagnosis or self treatment of any condition.

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Melissa Snyte

Melissa Snyte has been a part of TheBeautyInsiders for over 6 years. Makeup is not just a hobby for her but it’s a lifestyle. She found her love with the beauty industry and began contributing her ideas in this field. In her free time she enjoys painting and gardening.