Skin can develop pigmentation at any age – with dull skin, dark spots, and uneven skin tone along for the ride. Managing pigmentation is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin looking bright and healthy. But where do we start? Let nature lead the way.
What is pigmentation?
See any patches of blotchy or discoloured skin on your face, neck, or décolletage? That’s pigmentation. Pigmentation occurs when the body produces too much melanin – the pigment that is responsible for our skin tone, eye colour, and hair colour. It may look brownish or reddish, and appear as spots, patches, or blotches over the skin.
Skin pigmentation causes
Pigmentation happens naturally as we age. It can also be caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes, inflammation, pregnancy, and even certain medications.
How can I prevent pigmentation?
By living a healthy lifestyle, protecting your skin from the sun, and supporting the health of your skin with natural skincare for pigmentation, you can help to reduce and prevent unwanted discolouration. The key is to look for ingredients from nature when building your skincare routine. Full of natural antioxidant protection, these brightening botanicals and bioactives can help to not only diminish the appearance of pigmentation but stop it in its tracks.
The best natural ingredients to reduce pigmentation
Peptides are short chains of amino acids: the building blocks of proteins like collagen and elastin that support skin structure. Peptides have many functions. Some unique types of peptides help to block the synthesis of melanin, helping to prevent pigmentation and promote even, radiant skin.
They may be an innovative scientific ingredient, but that doesn’t mean peptides are toxic. Diem Vitamin C Pigment-Correcting Water Cream features natural origin peptides, created from a fermentation process using sugarcane, water, and healthy bacteria.