Pigmentation is, hands down that trickiest skin condition to treat. I am very confident in treating any and all skin conditions but (I know you will be disappointed to hear) this one I cannot guarantee a result with.

UVA (the damaging rays that cause sun damage and ageing) can penetrate through clouds, glass and even light clothing. So the importance of wearing a broad spectrum SPF daily is a necessity. Even on a cloudy, overcast day these UVA rays are still present and are the biggest cause for premature photo-ageing. Often wearing your sun protections is still not enough, you need to cover yourself with a hat, sunglasses and clothing. And where possible avoid being in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

The other type of pigmentation is Melasma, often caused by hormonal imbalances, either through pregnancy, contraceptive pill or other hormonal conditions and is very tricky to treat.

There are many treatments out there that claim to get rid of pigmentation. Lasers and chemical peels are most commonly used. These may have an immediate effect of lightening the pigmentation, but what they are actually doing is eroding the stratum corneum (the superficial layer of skin), which in turn reduces the skins ability to protect itself from UV. Meaning that as soon as your skin is in contact with UV rays that pigmentation will come back. This temporary fading can cause long-term damage. Not to mention the inflammatory effect it has on the skin, can be incredibly ageing in itself. It can be a pricy and uncomfortable exercise without the desired results.

We recommend trying the Emma Lewisham Skin Reset. Its an amazing serum, full of 24 natural acrives. While we can’t guarantee that it will get rid of your pigmentation completely, our clients have seen dramatic results with their pigmentation when using this serum.  Worst case, its an amazing anti-ageing serum that will even skin tone and brighten your skin.