Our top tips for tackling skin pigmentation this Summer

Skin pigmentation is a common skin concern that affects people of all ages and skin types. Skin pigmentation refers to the darkening or discolouration of the skin due to the excessive production of melanin, which is a natural pigment that gives colour to our skin, hair, and eyes. Excessive production of melanin can occur due to various reasons such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, age, genetics, and certain medical conditions, and here at AP Skincare, we offer a range of skincare treatments to help you tackle this.

So, if you’re a little bit worried about the effects of skin pigmentation, there are several things you can do to avoid it this Summer.

Protect your skin from the sun

Sun exposure is one of the primary causes of skin pigmentation. To prevent further damage, it’s essential to protect your skin from the sun by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Of course, this is particularly true during the Summer months when the weather is extra warm. To help further protect your skin from the sun during the warm weather months, we’d also advise wearing protective clothing, such as hats and long-sleeved shirts when you go outside, as these cover more of the surface of your skin.

Use topical treatments

There are various topical treatments available in supermarkets that you can try to reduce skin pigmentation. We’d advise looking for products that contain ingredients like hydroquinone, kojic acid, glycolic acid, or vitamin C, as these ingredients can help to lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. However, if you’ve tried all the products on the shelves of your local shop and you’re still not getting the results you desire, we’ve got just the thing.

The Heliocare 360° Pigment Solution Fluid is the perfect sun protection solution for pigmented and sun damaged skin. It provides broad spectrum protection against daylight all year round, and it’s clinically proven to prevent and repair sun damage. What’s more, our pigment solution fluid protects the skin from harmful winter daylight whilst also helping to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation – which can often become more prominent, throughout the winter months.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle can be a great way of reducing the risk of skin pigmentation. You can help maintain your skins natural complexion by eating a balanced diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and drinking plenty of water. What’s more, if you get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and manage your stress levels, these are also great ways in which you can help keep your skin clear of pigmentation. A healthy lifestyle can have a really positive impact on your skin, as well as your overall general health, and we can’t stress enough the advantages that it can afford you!

Consult a dermatologist

If you are struggling with skin pigmentation and you’ve tried everything else, then it’s best to consult a dermatologist. At AP Skincare, we specialise in clinician-led care for your skin. Rather than relying solely on over-the-counter products, we tailor our treatments to each of our patients with medical-grade ingredients and products, to achieve powerful and long-lasting results.

If you’d like to find out more about what it can do for your skin specifically, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our clinicians here at AP Skincare by giving us a call on 01254 297 000. We’re passionate about your skin’s health, so you can always count on our team to answer your questions in as much or as little detail as you need!