Do you suffer from skin discolorations or dark spots? This is actually known as hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is an overproduction of melanin.
Sun exposure causes the body to create melanin. Melanin protects us from harmful UV rays. Sometimes this gives us a nice tan other times too much melanin production can cause irregular coloring in certain areas.
Hyperpigmentation can be affected by other factors as well such as genetics (family history), skin trauma (bad breakouts, cuts, burns), hormones (birth-control, breast feeding, pregnancy [this is usually known as melisma and sometimes fades after the pregnancy]).
There are ways to treat hyperpigmentation such as over the counter and prescription creams (made with Vitamins A, C, E, hydroquinone, tretinoin, and cortisone), chemical or enzyme peels, laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Your biggest bet to minimize and prevent hyperpigmentation is to wear sunscreen daily.
Schedule an appointment with your esthetician today to determine the best method and series of treatments to get rid of your hyperpigmentation concerns.