Why Your Skin Has Pigmentation?


Causes of Pigmentation


Pigmentation in simple terms is colouring of the skin. The colour of your skin is influenced by a pigment called melanin which is produced by special cells called melanocytes. When these cells are damaged or unhealthy, this affects the even production of melanin thus giving uneven skin tone. When too much melanin is produced in one area it is caused hyperpigmentation causing dark patches on the skin and when not enough melanin is produced causing lighter coloured skin patches this is called hypopigmentation. 


The main causes of pigmentation disorders can often be related to an imbalance of hormones, past trauma, UV Sun Exposure, side effects of drugs (such as in chemotherapy) and inflammation (acne etc...) of the skin. Pigmentation disorders can be one of the most challenging conditions to treat. 


At Nuevo Skin Health, our complex Nuevo Dermatherapeutic System targets pigment production and ensures even dispersion of pigment into the skin making sure the skin is left with even skin tone. We are proud to say that we have been able to treat all types of pigmentation. 




How We Treat Pigmentation?


Our Pigmentation SkinHealth System treats pigmentation from its source all the way to its appearance on your skin. Below is the process of how our skin range will help treat your pigmentation.


Stachys Officinalis: which inhibits inflammation and is derived from essential oils and aerial parts of the Betony Plant. It is a very potent anti oxidant preventing skin from oxidising. This ingredient is able to inhibit the signals transmitted by inflammatory messengers to melanocytes triggering melanin production. By doing this, the process of pigmentation formation is stopped at its source. 


N-Acetyl Glucosamine: which inhibits the enzyme Tryosinase (an important step in the formation of melanin (pigment)) . The international consensus on Glucosamine Skin Benefits was held in 2006 whereby the scientific community agreed that in fact, N-Acetyl Glucosamine reduces melanin in skin cells meaning that it is less likely for users to develop hyperpigmentation. 


Glutathione: is able to block the maturation and transfer of tyrosinase (which as explained above is an important enzyme in the formation of pigment or melanin.) Glutathione is also a powerful anti oxidant known for its ability to protect cells from free radical damage. 


Retinoids: Reduces Matrix Metalloproteinase(MMP) which degrades skin matrix and structure while also dispersing the pigment in your skin to allow a more even skin tone.


Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): a vital antioxidant which protects skin from free radical damage.