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On Your Pigmentation

Your skin is prone to develop dark spots easily.

 

The Pigmentation Process

Our skin makes pigment through an enzyme called tyrosinase. They are located in melanocytes that are found in the deepest layer of the epidermis.

While we roughly have the same number of melanocytes, the amount of melanin that each cell produces varies from person to person. Larger amounts of melanin equate to a darker skin tone.

For pigmented skin types, the melanocytes are overactive, producing more melanin than it should.

Of course, genetic factors do play a role in the amount of melanin that your skin naturally produces.

However, exposure to UV light is one of the biggest factors that contribute to skin pigmentation.

When exposed to the sun, the melanin production in your skin is greatly increased to produce additional protection against the free radical damage. But excessive production could lead to cancer.

Hormonal changes are also another common factor that is responsible for causing hyperpigmentation, such as melasma. Known as the “pregnancy mask”, these dark patches of skin fades away after pregnancy when the hormone levels have normalized. But for others, it may be worsened by sun exposure and is more difficult to treat.

 

Look out for our a list of recommended ingredients suitable for your skin type  in the following topics of the blog series.

Your skin’s future is up to you.

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Protect your skin and it will protect you.

If you are currently struggling with your skincare and would like some advice on what best works for your skin, we are always here to help. snowperk iD™ offers personalized recommendations to optimize your skincare day and night routine, as well as insights into your skin type and condition.

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About the Editorial Team

The snowperk Editorial Team has deep knowledge in cosmetic science and skincare. We are passionate about uncovering the optimal skincare routine to unlock long lasting skin health and youthful radiance. The Editorial Lead holds a certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science from Institute of Personal Care Science (world-leading education institution) and Diploma of Personal Care Development and Promotion.</p> <p>Our founders have over 20 years of experience in multi-national corporations in the personal care industry, with strong R&D background in formulation and packaging. Our founders believe that all women can achieve the skin of their dreams with the right personalised skincare that is backed with innovation and science.

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