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Treatment For Sensitive Skin With Pigmentation

Treating pigmentation problems on sensitive Asian skin requires longer time than with other skin types. Because sensitive skin cannot handle strong brightening agents and because using a too strong treatment can damage and destroy superficial melanocytes, causing the pigment mark to return darker than before.  It can be difficult to manifest results while simultaneously protecting the skin with a safe treatment.

Sensitive skin requires extra care and caution because pigmentation changes can be very obvious. Deep peel, laser, chemical peel, microdermabrasion and harsh exfoliating agents (scrub) are not recommended for sensitive skin.

In treating pigmentation it is best to use safe ingredients such as: Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A), Citric Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon extract), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate or Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) in combination with Arbutin (leaves of the bearberry shrub, cranberry) Licorice Rice Extract, Kojic Acid, and Azaleic Acid as lighten agents.

Full spectrum sunscreens that protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays are a must, used conjunction with lightening pigmentation products. If not using sunscreen, pigmentation marks will return and become darker than before.

Daily sunscreen is imperative for healthy skin. It protects the skin from UV rays. Sun exposure leads not only to skin cancer, but also to aging, hyperpigmentation, capillary damage, free radical damage, and collagen and elastin deterioration.

Daily use of both sunscreen and moisturizers helps provide a protective layer on the face and body that aids in guarding against other environmental hazards such as pollution and dust that can harm the skin.

The best way to minimize the effects of harmful environmental conditions is to protect your skin. To keep it in good shape, stay away from the sun as much as possible as ultraviolet rays can trigger sensitivity and pigmentation in the skin. Remember that with a darker shade of skin or hair, the more melanin content and the more sun protection is required for the skin to stay healthy.