Uneven Skin Tone

Known as a form of skin discolouration, uneven skin tone appears as patches of darkened skin due to the overproduction of melanin by the body.

It can be a result of sun damage, hormonal changes or side effect of medication. Excessive sun exposure, in particular, is known to be damaging to the skin, promoting the production of melanin in the sun exposed areas. On the other hand, due to hormonal changes, women who are on contraceptive medications or going through menopause tend to be more prone to skin discolourations.

While there is no cause for alarm, uneven skin tone can make one look older, despite the efforts to reverse the signs of aging with over-the-counter anti-aging products.

Computer Radiation Spots

Referring to the dark spots on the face, computer radiation spots may develop from long period of exposure towards computer or mobile phone radiation. The skin may be damaged by the static electricity and radiation produced by computer and mobile phones.

Among the different kinds of pigmentation problems, computer radiation spots are the least common type. As of now, more research is needed to elaborate on how our skin structure can be affected by too much radiation.

Other Pigmentation Types

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Found in the size of matchstick heads, freckles do not cause a change in skin texture. They are flat circular spots which are usually tan or light brown in colour.

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Age Spots

Usually tan, brown or black in colour, age spots are oval in shape and the size varies from freckle size to more than 13mm. It is also known as liver spots and they tend to develop on the face after the age of 40, indicating that the skin has entered its aging period.

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Post-Acne Pigmentation

Developed from healed acne wounds, there are two types of post-acne pigmentation. Marks which are reddish in colour are caused by broken blood capillaries that have yet to heal at the site of acne lesion.

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Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Developed through inflamed wounds, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is usually tan, brown or black in colour.

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Solar Lentigines

Commonly known as sunspots, solar lentigines are usually brown in colour and they do not cause a change in skin texture. They are darker and more irregular in appearance as compared to freckles.

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Melasma / Chloasma

Characterised by a butterfly-shaped mark, melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation which is more prevalent among people with a darker skin tone

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