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How to Prevent Pigmentation

I thought I would share this with you.... If you suffer from Pigmentation like me when it comes into the summer months then take a read I thought I would research and find out how you can prevent it from happening...there are ways around it!

What is Pigmentation?

There are two types of Pigmentation skin conditions but the most common is called Hyperpigmentation this is a skin condition where patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. This occurs when melanin (the brown pigment) that produces the normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin.

Causes of Pigmentation?

Picking of the skin


Sun exposure

Birth control pills/hormonal changes


Hair dyes

Skin lotions

Prevention and cures?

Always where a high factor sun cream

Apply an Avocado mask over the pigment (this balances the skin)

Cocoa butter is fantastic for soothing the area (apply twice a day)

Aloe Vera gel and Aloe Vera leaf (this is a very refreshing treatment)

Apply baby oil around the area (apply twice a day)

Homemade recipe:

This works well for me:

Lemon Juice and Turmeric Powder

Mix 1 tbsp of turmeric and lemon juice

Apply this on the affected area for 20 minutes

Wash off with cold water

As advertised in Cosmopolitan magazine here are more pigmentation products that work:

The Dr Nick Lowe Super Light Skin Tone Perfector (£18.99, contains clever ingredients that fight different parts of the pigment formation.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (£39.50, is an award winning serum that promises "prescription level results" and many users agree.

Shiseido Intensive Anti-Spot Serum (currently £64.80,,default,pd.html) works on the genetic source of dark spots and targets areas with laser precision. Having developed their first brightening product in 1971 this super skincare brand always trouble-shoots and succeeds.

Philosophy Miracle Worker Dark Spot Correcting System (£55, contains the brand's powerful Dark Spot Corrector and Miraculous Anti-Ageing Retinoid Pads from the Miracle Worker line to deliver a double attack on darkness from pigmentation and acne scarring.