Summer’s over, although the “marks” it has left on our skin are still visible. Skin discolorations, such as spots or freckles, is a common phenomenon that occurs or reappears especially during the summer months. The reason behind their appearance is the disruption of the melanin production process by the melanocytes of the skin. More specifically, during our exposure to the sun, the creation of cells that are responsible for the production of melanin in the skin, also known as melanocytes, increases. This can sometimes lead to melanin hypersecretion, which is reflected on the skin through discolorations. Spots or freckles may vary in size or color intensity, while they usually appear to areas that are most of the time exposed to the sun, such as face, neck, arms as well as decollete.
Causes of skin discolorations
The causes of skin discolorations vary, always depending on the human system. However, in most cases, the most important re:
Solar radiation: It’s the main cause of discolorations, especially if combined with insufficient use of sunscreen. For this reason, summer (when we are constantly exposed to sunlight) is the period when skin discolorations become more intense and maybe even bigger.
Hormonal factors: The increase of estrogen levels in the female body is another cause of skin discolorations. That’s why they usually occur during pregnancy, in women with polycystic ovaries or when taking contraceptives. However, the systematic and daily use of sunscreen will significantly reduce the likelihood of their occurrence.
Age: The passage of years may also provoke skin discolorations. Age-related freckles usually appear on the hands and decollete.
Skin lesions: In general, violent treatment of your skin can injure it and make it more prone to discoloration.
The appropriate treatment
Many of the discolorations we acquired during summer, diminish or disappear at some point in winter. Though, if they persist or are permanent, then fall is the right time of the year to provide your skin with a specialized treatment.
What we suggest:
MACROVITA lightening kit for the treatment and prevention of skin discolorations, which includes three specialized products that help to prevent the recurrence of discolorations, while restoring skin’s color uniformity. Start by applying MACROVITA Face Peeling, that cleanses the skin effectively, by removing dead cells and preparing it properly. Then, apply MACROVITA Lightening Cream SPF15, which will gradually soften the discolorations and will protect the skin from the formation of new ones. Finally, the application of MACROVITA Suncare Face Cream SPF50 is necessary, as it will protect your skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation, giving a velvety effect.
OLIVE.ELIA Rice Bran Oil is also a natural way to take care of skin discolorations. Use it as a mild natural sunscreen and be sure that its beneficial properties will enhance your skin’s defense against photoaging, giving radiance to both your face and body.