Something you don’t often realise until it happens to you is pregnancy hyperpigmentation!
As you probably already know by now, during pregnancy your body will go through ALOT of changes. One change during pregnancy that is super common but not often spoken about is the increase of excess melanin production. If you're reading this, you have probably experienced it, may go through it, or you're just curious!
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation also known as Melanin, is the natural pigment in our bodies that creates the colour of our skin, hair and eyes!
Pigmentation can appear in the form of freckles, sun spots, age spots, Melasma etc, caused by sun exposure, hormones, medication and ageing.
Is pregnancy Hyperpigmentation reversible?
Pregnancy pigmentation will often fade a few months after your baby is born, but no always. Here are our favourite ways to help assist your skin to appear brighter and to help reduce your dark spots!
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that assists in the formation of collagen in your skin. It also helps to lighten hyper-pigmentation and dark spots, even out skin tone and enhance skin radiance. Whether you suffer from dry skin, oily skin or combination skin, Vitamin C will be your best friend post pregnancy!
Organic Rituals Collagen VitC+ Serum is our best selling Vitamin C product in clinic. It contains Australian Kakadu Plum, which has the world’s highest levels of natural Vitamin C!
To ensure we are preventing more pigmentation to appear, it's important to be using and SPF everyday.
Our favourite moisturiser in clinic is the Mesoestetic Melan 130+ Pigment Control Sunscreen. Not only is this sunscreen enough to protect pigmented skin against further damage, it includes ingredients to prevent the appearance of future sunspots and visible signs of premature ageing!
The HydraFacial is a skin resurfacing treatment that achieves the results of an advanced facial in just 30 minutes! The HydraFacial uses a patented Vortex Fusion technology in three easy steps to cleanse, extract, and hydrate.
Cosmelan (our fav pick)
The Cosmelan Peel treats the problem from its origin, removing spots and preventing their reappearance just after one session. Cosmelan is effective against all types of pigmentation spots.
It removes the deposits of melanin, a pigment that gives colour to the spot in the outermost skin layers it acts directly in the melanocyte, a cell where the melanin is produced, to control its production and keep hyperpigmentation under control. Click here to book and be one step closer to brighter skin!
Which step will you take? #edenspas