Pigmentation: prevention

Posted on 06 Jan, 2012

Changes to the pigmentation of our skin are common as we age. As we get older, our skin undergoes various changes to its condition. It becomes dryer and produces less collagen, while the skin renewal process begins to slow down.

Uneven pigmentation can be caused by a variety of factors, both biological and environmental. Prevention is always the best approach to preserving the condition of your skin, but what exactly do you need to do?

• Use sun protection. Make sure you use a sun block on exposed skin all year round. Using a high factor sun block, such as The Laser Treatment Clinic’s Derma Feed High Force Total Protection, will prevent sun damage.

• Stop smoking. The toxins in cigarette smoke can have a devastating effect on your skin, causing it to wrinkle and sag, with hyper-pigmentation and a greyish hue to the skin also being common problems for smokers.

• Keep your skin hydrated. As we age, our skin starts to dry out, so you need to make sure you are using the right skincare products to keep it nourished and moisturised.