HOW YOUR SKIN TINT MAY INFLUENCE THE FORMATION OF DARK SPOTS Sun exposure and inflammation can trigger the formation of dark spots and plaques which lead to uneven skin tone.Do skin phototype and inherent color play a role in the appearance of these blemishes?Yes, different skin colors contain different amounts of melanin and different proportions of eumelanin and pheomelanin, which determine the color of the spot.The darker your skin, the more melanin it can produce, so darker skin colors are more likely to develop hyperpigmentation than light skin colors.MELANIN, EUMELANIN AND PHEOMELANINThe color of our skin is determined by genetic factors, we inherit it from our parents and our ancestors. The pigment that gives these beautiful colors to our skin, hair and eyes is called melanin. Inside the skin, this melanin is produced by specialized skin cells called melanocytes. The main role of melanin is to absorb and diffuse UV rays, thus helping to protect human cells from the mutagenic effects of UV rays. Therefore, our melanocytes increase the production of melanin when exposed to the sun and, if exposed continuously, these can multiply unevenly in the most vulnerable areas of skin and constantly overproduce melanin. , leading to uneven skin tone.Overproduction of melanin also occurs in response to hormonal changes, inflammation, or wound healing. For this reason, pregnant women, people with acne, and inflamed or scarred areas of the skin are more likely to overproduce melanin and develop skin patches and should be better protected when exposed to the sun. The color of the skin and the tone of the skin spots is not only determined by the number of melanocytes and the amount of melanin they produce, but also by the percentage of the different types of melanin they produce. There are two types of melanin, eumelanin and pheomelanin.• EUMELANIN: These are black and brown pigments. Darker skin tones show a higher level of eumelanin and lower levels of pheomelanin. Eumelanin has been shown to be more effective in protecting the skin against the damaging effects of UV rays than pheomelanin, and it is also a good scavenger of free radicals.• PHEOMELANIN: Pheomelanin is made up of red and yellow pigments. Light skinned phototypes tend to produce more pheomelanin and very low (if any) eumelanin levels. This explains why freckles or spots on fair skin have a reddish or yellowish tone.To sum up, the amount of melanin and the percentage of eumelanin and pheomelanin that human skin produces is what determines every skin tone. , as well as the different shades of dark spots or skin spots.According to this, darker skin types are more vulnerable to hyperpigmentation but, at the same time, their skin offers better protection against sunburn, skin cancer and some other UV-induced problems such as wrinkles. and folds.In contrast, fair skin has fewer pigmentation issues, and when it does appear it exhibits a yellow / reddish tone.Still, fair skin is more prone to sunburn and other more serious damage. So, the lighter your skin, the more protection you need from the sun by using a good sunscreen. (We recommend our LBD Mineral Loose Powder) At this time of year, it is very common to discover discolored skin patches.If this is the case, don't worry, there are several treatments available nowadays that can effectively remove them. In this sense, we strongly recommend that you consult the MELINE® product range, as they offer a very complete range for each type of skin.
ME-LINE TREATMENTS: EACH PIGMENTATION PROBLEM, ACCORDING TO THE ETHNICITY OF THE PATIENT AND THE AFFECTED PART OF THE BODY Skin tone or skin phototype is not the only determining factor in the formation of hyperpigmentation, the other three are:• Type of hyperpigmentation.• Triggering agent.• Part of the body affected. MELINE® specializes in the treatment of pigmentation problems.As such, they know the importance of treating these alterations taking into account these four factors.The brand offers a specific approach which has shown very effective results. The MELINE® product line includes home care solutions for a complete treatment of