As time ticks on, sun spots and pigmented patches can appear on our skin which can be difficult to treat. They come under the condition "hyperpigmentation", which describes where the skin appears darker in spots or larger patches. It can be caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes or inflammation in the skin causing the overproduction of melanin by melanocyte cells.
As melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour, an increase in production causes darker spots to form. But hyperpigmentation is often accompanied by inflammation and this skin type needs to be managed slowly and gently.
As you no doubt know, we love Nimue skincare at Ahuriri Beauty Therapy for the results it offers. Where many treatments involve removing layers of skin and lightening, Nimue offers a different approach. It focusses on toning down the inflammation and calming the melanocytes first and then using faders over time to reduce colour, brighten and leave the skin with a more even tone.
In addition, regular use of sunscreen is vital for improving and preventing most causes of hyperpigmentation. Choose one with protection against UVA and UVB with an SPF30 or higher.
If you have concerns about your skin or simply not happy with what you are currently using, ask us about a complimentary skin assessment to determine your skin type and products that will help it best. The assessment takes around 15 minutes in store.
If you are already a Nimue skincare user, we have a special offer for you:
Purchase any two Nimue skincare products and
receive a Nimue Conditioner refill FREE!
This is an in store offer only and while stocks last.
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