September 09 2017 - Skin Care 101
How to get rid of hyperpigmentation26 January 2017
Even if you have good skin, it's important to take care of it. Especially if you live in a harsh climate, such as in Australia.
In her famous poem 'My Country' Dorothea Mackellar variously describes Australia as 'sunburnt', 'brown' and with a 'pitiless blue sky'. All of which mean that living in Australia is tough on skin.
Sun damage doesn't just age skin, it can kill - around 2000 Australians die of skin cancer every year.
Sun damage also causes hyperpigmentation.
What is hyperpigmentation?
'Hyperpigmentation' is often confused with ‘pigmentation’ but the two are different. Pigmentation is the all over colour of skin. Hyperpigmentation is the body's over-production of the pigment melanin that shows on skin as blotchy dark patches.
Though hyperpigmentation is usually described as a harmless skin condition it usually causes despair to those who suffer from it. For though hyperpigmentation doesn’t ache or sting or cause skin inflammation or swelling, it can be very, very difficult to get rid of.
Sometimes it is impossible to get rid of hyperpigmentation and this is because the harsh treatments that many people undergo cause the hyperpigmentation to become 'etched' into skin.
In these cases, sometimes even the best and most effective treatments can only stop the hyperpigmentation from getting worse.
The best way to get rid of hyperpigmentation is to prevent it in the first place.
To prevent sun damage and the hyperpigentation that it can cause, it's imperative to protect skin as much as possible with clothing and hats as well as a nutritive sunscreen. Just as necessary is to nurture skin with high quality plant nutrients. Doing this regularly and often will not only save skin from trauma, it will revive, hydrate and smooth it.
"Skin revival can only be achieved by applying the plant nutrients directly to skin. That's because body organs line up first for the nutrients in what we eat."
The younger you are when you discover this skin benefit - and live by it - the better your skin will be all throughout your life. Harsh climate notwithstanding.
Blogger and student Elese Dowden discovered better skin when she road tested three products over two summer months spent in both Australia and New Zealand.
Even at Elese's young age she complains of hyperpigmentation on her face and she's pleased this looks better.
"Some of the pigmentation around my eyes has...reduced from the last naked-face photo I took in December in the previous post. I’m excited to see how this keeps reducing using these Simplicité products for the next few months."
Elese's conclusion: "While good skin runs in the family it’s the taking care of it with high-quality products like Simplicité’s range that makes a difference in the long run."
"...it (Simplicité) nourishes your face in a way that good chats over a long meal nourish your soul."
Read Elese's full post here: http://www.elesedowden.com/simplicite-skin-care/
Steps to get rid of hyperpigmentation