We live in a country where there is no shortage of skin lightening products. Everything from whitening to brightening can be purchased from supermarkets and sari-sari stores (even in the iamClaire. Shop!) alike. But before you rush for those magic whitening lotions and potions, it’s wise to know what exactly is causing those dreaded dark spots.
Is it just a tan line? A discolored blotch you can correct with a concealer? Or is it something more serious? Here, we find out what it could be…
Hormonal changes in the body can affect the production of melanin, which is the pigment that gives our skin its color. An overproduction of melanin leads to hyperpigmentation in some parts of the skin, which we see as dark patches. This condition, called melasma, is the reason pregnant women tend to experience skin discoloration in some body parts—their elevated levels of estrogen boost melanin production. This can also affect women who are on birth control.
Sometimes, it’s more serious…
Overexposure from Mr. Sun!
Gentle products like Japonesa Face and Body bar soap can nourish the skin and improve its overall health, which could only mean clearer and brighter skin. Ingredients like collagen and glutathione work on a cellular level, which reinforces the building blocks of your skin.
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