Dark spots, age spots, sun spots – what exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it? Annique has the solution!

Pigmentation is uneven brown patches on not only the face but hands, décolletage and shoulder areas. It is a skin problem caused by sun exposure and specifically UVA rays which penetrate deep into your skin, causing ageing and pigmentation. UVA stimulates your pigment cells called Melanocytes to manufacture the pigment called Melanin, which gives human skin, hair, and eyes their colour. Melanin is also responsible for your tan and your unwanted dark patches.

It is a problem frequently troubling South Africans due to our extreme African climate (similar in Australia), and these sun spots may take up to 10-20 years to develop, so if you notice some showing now it could have been caused when you were a child.

During the treatment process your skin will need extra protection
from UVA and UVB damage, so applying a daily sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin, like Annique Essense Derma Protect SPF 20, is compulsory when using Essense Brightening Treatment.