Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part Two

THE MANY CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION OXIDATIVE DAMAGE FROM UV RADIATION FROM THE SUN The #1 cause of hyperpigmentation is UV damage from the sun.  Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches become even darker when skin is exposed to sunlight. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and […]

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Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part One

WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENTATION? Hyperpigmentation is a condition where patches form on the skin that are darker in color than the normal surrounding area. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin (brown pigment) deposits itself in and around skin cells to protect your skin from damage (usually from the sun).  Normally melanin production results in […]

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DO YOU HAVE STRESSED SKIN?

Stressed skin happens. Your skin is a reflection of everything that’s going on in your life. It never fails, something “really important” is about to happen; you get a blemish. You’re worried about your new job; dark circles suddenly appear.  Your anxious about a new relationship; your rosacea flares up.  Since you can’t avoid your […]

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IS SUGAR AGING YOUR SKIN?

I admit it, I have a sweet tooth.  And there have been times when I have forgone heathy nutritious meals in favor of low nutrition carbohydrates to feed my sugar addiction.  Well… sugar tastes good doesn’t it?  I’ve lucked out by the fact that I’ve always taken good care of my skin and it turns […]

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