When it comes to our skin, we often try and tackle our skin conditions in private not knowing what is causing the condition or how to fix it. Dealing with various skin conditions like dark marks on skin, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation should not be something to be ashamed of or to feel self-conscious about.
At Ponds, we’re all about skincare for every day women, enabling you to manage any kind of skin you have at home, with ease. In this blog, we’re going to unpack what the meaning of three common skin conditions that South African women face, namely dark marks, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. We’ll give you all the information you need about what causes these conditions and how, using Ponds, you can keep your skin looking its best every day.
Dark marks on face or skin, can be an indication of a few factors at play on the skin. The most common causes of dark marks on the skin of the face include:
The most common reason for an uneven skin tone on the face is sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun stimulates the production of melanin in the skin. Prolonged or excessive sun exposure can lead to uneven distribution of melanin, resulting in areas of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and hypopigmentation (lighter patches).
Fluctuations in hormones, such as during pregnancy, and ageing (when the production of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases) can also cause the skin to develop an uneven tone.
As we’ve mentioned, hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces excess melanin – which is the pigment responsible for skin colour. Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes (e.g., during pregnancy or due to certain medical conditions), acne, or skin trauma.
Even though these three skin conditions are very similar, and often have common causes, there are a few significant differences between them, including:
Dark marks refer to specific areas or spots on the skin that are darker in colour compared to the surrounding skin. They are typically temporary and may fade over time as the skin heals. Dark marks can include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or other types of localized skin hyperpigmentation.
Uneven skin tone refers to an overall uneven distribution of colour or pigmentation on the skin's surface. It can manifest as patches of darker or lighter areas, giving the skin a mottled or blotchy appearance.
Hyperpigmentation is a broader term that encompasses the excessive production or accumulation of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour, in certain areas of the skin. It can manifest as dark spots, patches, or an overall darkening of the skin.
At Ponds, we have a range of face products that can help reduce the effects and overall evenness of your skin tone. For over 150 years, Pond’s has been providing quality skin care products to South African women.
The Flawless Radiance product range, in particular, is formulated to work deep within your skin to repair it from the inside. When using the Ponds Flawless Radiance range, you’ll get a clearer skin, fades blemishes and helps to reduce pores as well.
Take a look at what’s in the Pond’s Flawless Radiance range now.
Here are our top tips for ensuring your skin remains even and as undamaged as possible:
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How to clear dark marks on skin?
We highly recommend using the Pond’s Flawless Radiance range of products to help even skin tone and reduce dark marks.
Are dark spots considered hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation on the face is a broader term that encompasses the excessive production or accumulation of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour, in certain areas of the skin.
Why do I have uneven skin tones and spots on my skin?
There are a variety of causes of spots, dark marks, and uneven skin tone including sun damage, hormonal fluctuations, and ageing to name a few.
How can diet and lifestyle affect dark marks, uneven skin, and hyperpigmentation?
If you want flawless skin, it is important to treat it with care from the outside and from the inside too. Making sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink enough water is important for good skin.
What kind of remedies can help with dark marks, uneven skin, and hyperpigmentation?
We highly recommend the Pond’s Flawless Radiance range to even out you skin tone and create flawless, radiant skin.