It’s officially summer, and that means it’s time to show off that sexy skin. What? You don’t want to hit the beach or go out on the town because your hyperpigmentation has been getting worse recently? Well, lucky for you, it is a treatable condition, especially if you use Pretty Biznez products. But even if you haven’t tried our products yet, it helps to know what exacerbates your hyperpigmentation. Summertime is the time of year that these problems happen the most, so you better start reading up!
If you’re tired of battling against your hyperpigmentation, check out these five reasons that your hyperpigmentation might be worsening.
Did you know that stress can affect your skin? If you are prone to hyperpigmentation, it might be a good idea to take some time out of your day to lower your stress levels. When your body is stressed it can produce hormones at an abnormal rate. So, if you find yourself biting your fingernails or getting a tension headache and you want to prevent hyperpigmentation, a warm, relaxing bath might be in your future.
Poor Sleep Habits
Sleep is an essential part of maintaining your glowing skin. Not only will you look run down if you skimp on those ZZZ, but also you could be influencing your body’s circulation and hormone production, both of which can lead to hyperpigmentation. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!
Makeup is supposed to beautify your skin, not make it look blotchy. The truth is that some makeups contain things like heavy metals that can promote hyperpigmentation. You might look fine when you’ve got the stuff on your face, but if you ever want to go for the “no makeup” look, you might want to reconsider your brand.
If your hyperpigmentation has been getting worse recently, it could also have something to do with your diet. The food you eat is so important for skin health, as I’ve written about before on my blog. For instance, did you know that not getting enough folic acid can cause hyperpigmentation? Foods like leafy greens, citrus, and beans are high in folic acid, so try squeezing them into your meals if you feel you are lacking this essential nutrient.
As we begin the summer season, it’s important to stress the effect that the sun has on the skin. But it’s not just the light that can cause skin damage and increase melanin production in your skin—the heat can also impact hyperpigmentation. In 2003, researchers found that the hotter it gets, the more melanin the skin produces. If that isn’t the best excuse to crank up the air conditioner, I don’t know what is! This point might seem to go against what I said earlier about taking a warm bath to lower your stress levels. In reality, it depends on what exactly is causing your hyperpigmentation, so go ahead and experiment with different approaches and see what happens.