WHAT IT IS?
Skin pigmentation disorders occur when the melanin making cells in your skin become damaged or unhealthy, causing either too much (hyperpigmentation - dark patches) or too little (hypopigmentation - light patches) melanin production.
Although over-exposure to direct sunlight can aggravate pigmentation disorders, the lack thereof can have a similar effect. Spending 15 minutes a day in low level sunlight can balance Vitamin D levels, giving your skin the sunshine it needs.
Lemon Juice - Dab lemon juice on the effected areas twice a day for 30 minutes at a time. You will notice a difference after approximately 2 months.
Increase Levels of Vitamin C - Supplement Vitamin C (400 g) on a daily basis. Vitamin C slows the production of melanin.
Treating Hypopigmentation (Vitiligo):
Since this refers to the absense of functioning melanocytes, a medical approach will have to be taken where melinin is reintroduced or rejuvenated in order to function. Visit www.vitiligotreatment.co.za for treatment options.
In both cases:
Essential fatty acid intake – either 15g per day of flax seed oil or 400 mg of long chain omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA).
Check your Vitamin D levels and supplement if necessary.
Avoid photosensitizing ingredients in makeup, skincare (AHAs, BHAs, Retinol, some essential oils) and hair care products if you plan to be in the sun.
Re-evaluate your diet – move to a high fibre, low sugar, fresh food diet.
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