Paving the Way to Brighter Skin

Pigmentation

There are many causes of hyperpigmentation (dyschromias) and uneven skin tone as well as different depths of damage to the skin. These types of changes in the skin occur when melanocytes are either destroyed, resulting in hypopigmentation or over-stimulated, resulting in hyperpigmentation.

Types of Pigment Changes Include

      Hyperpigmentation – darkened pigment
      Hypopigmentation – no melanin
      Demarcation – uneven pigmentation from procedures, picking or scratching
      Melasma– more dense larger patches         
      These types of changes in the skin occur when melanocytes are either destroyed, resulting in hypopigmentation or over-                                stimulated, resulting in hyperpigmentation

Three Types of Hyperpigmentation

       Epidermal – Surface is light brown and not quite as dense
       Dermal – Skin is deep brown, ashen-gray and appears more solid
       Mixture – Both levels are usually dark brown

Causes of Hyperpigmentation May Include   

PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation)
Birth Control Pills
Estrogen (HRT)
Pregnancy (Melasma)
Long-Term Sun Exposure
Acne
Razor Bumps
Severe Sunburn
Eczema
Chemical Irritations
Electrolysis
Rashes
Abrasive Scrubs
Certain Prescription Medications
Chicken Pox
Picking
Scratching
Insect Bites
Trauma to Skin
Surgical Procedures
Perfumes Sprayed on Sun-Exposed Areas

Two main factors that affect hyperpigmentation are the sun and heat! So, wear an SPF during the day and stay COOL! Beware of overuse of products that contain hydroquinone. This ingredient is in many over-the-counter lightening products and has many controversies associated with it. Your skin is very smart and may develop resistance, or immunity and can even become darker with continued use of hydroquinone.

One thing to keep in mind with most pigmentation is our melanocytes are there for protection of the cell initially. We need this in order to help fight against the impact of UV rays. However, after that protection process has taken place you are now left with underlying damage and we see this in the form of pigmentation. 

Rhonda Allison Skin Brightening Systems are designed for all skin types and provide a variety of choices to customize for specific needs to even skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation. Using the science of chirality and superior brightening ingredients such as kojic acid, arbutin, daisy flower, ascorbic acid, azelaic acid and potassium azeloyl diglycinatge, our brightening systems use some of the most advanced formulations on the market today.

Through extensive research and product development, Rhonda Allison has created an expert brightening line that addresses the four critical factors in eliminating, reducing, and managing hyperpigmentation: surface exfoliation, cellular suppression of melanin, surface skin bleaching/brightening, and cell rejuvenation and protection. One combination we love to pair together is our Grape Seed Hydrating Serum with Blushed Wine Gel – for a powerful hydrating, firming and brightening support.

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