Skin Pigmentation Disorders & Solutions

If you are battling with skin pigmentation issues,

you have come to the right place!

 

We have created this website to help women – and men – understand the different skin pigmentation disorders and offer a natural solution to help you regain a smooth, even-toned skin without the use of chemicals.

So read on to gain a better understanding of what is causing your skin disorder and how you can repair your skin tone with natural plant extracts – not with chemicals.


Use GLOW skin lightening solutions to reduce Melasma patches on your face

Melasma

Melasma is a common skin problem. It is also called chloasma, or the ‘mask of pregnancy’ when it occurs in pregnant women. The condition causes patches of dark discoloration to occur on your skin. These patches are darker than your typical skin colour.

While the majority of cases occur on the face, other areas of your body that are often exposed to sun can also develop melasma. When it occurs on the face, it is typically symmetrical, with marks on both sides of the face matching.

+ Who gets it?
Darker-skinned individuals are more likely to experience melasma than fair-skinned individuals.
While men can develop melasma, 90 percent of individuals with the condition are women.
People who have a blood relative who had melasma also are much more likely to get melasma.
Pregnant women may experience melasma during the end of pregnancy. The facial ‘mask’ caused by melasma may be related to pregnancy hormones, and usually disappears after a woman gives birth.
People with the autoimmune disease ‘systemic lupus’ also may develop a similar butterfly-shaped mask on their faces.
+ What are the symptoms?
There are no bodily symptoms of melasma, but there are visible signs of the condition. The condition causes irregular, patchy areas of dark colour to appear on the skin, usually on both sides of the face. The pigmentation most often occurs in the centre of the face and on the cheeks, forehead, temples, upper lip and nose. Sometimes people have the patches only on the sides of the face. Some people get patches on their forearms or neck, but this is less common.
The skin discolouration does not do any physical harm, but individuals may feel self-conscious about the way it looks.
+ What causes it?
Sun exposure: Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun stimulates the melanocytes (cells that control the production of pigment). In fact, just a small amount of sun exposure can make melasma return after fading. It also is the main reason why many people with melasma get it again and again.
A change in hormones: Pregnant women often get melasma. When melasma appears in pregnant women, it is called chloasma, or the mask of pregnancy. Birth control pills and hormone replacement medicine also can trigger melasma.
Cosmetics: Skin care products that irritate the skin may cause and/or worsen melasma.
+ How to treat it?
For some women, melasma disappears on its own. This typically occurs when it is caused by pregnancy or birth control pills.
Use a natural whitening cream like GLOW Skin White that can lighten dark patches on the skin and help even the skin tone of the affected area.
However, skin lightening treatments do not guarantee that the melasma will never come back, and some cases of melasma will not be able to be completely lightened. Even after the dark patches have diminished, you are advised to regularly apply the lightening cream as part of your daily routine in order to reduce the risk of the melasma returning. Minimizing your sun exposure and wearing sunscreen can also help prevent worsening of the melasma and reduce the risk of it recurring.
+ How to prevent it?
While not all cases of melasma can be successfully treated, there are ways to minimize its appearance. Using makeup to cover the dark patches is always an option. Following the GLOW treatment plan and using sunscreen every day with a sun protection factor of 30 can help prevent the condition from getting worse. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat that shields or provides shade for the forehead, cheeks a, nose and chin, especially if you will be out in the sun for an extended amount of time.
You can help prevent your melasma from returning by following the below advice:
Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat every day. Because sunlight triggers melasma, dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen daily, year-round. This is important because some of the sun’s UV rays can touch the skin — even through clouds and windows.
Be sure to use sunscreen that offers these 3 factors:
  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays).
  • SPF rating of 30 or more.
  • Contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide to physically block sunrays.

 You should apply sunscreen every day.

Be sure to apply it 20 minutes before you go outside.


Age & Sun Spots

Age spots are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They range in colour from light brown to red or black. They are usually located on areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the face, forehead and the scalp, if bald. They also frequently appear on arms and hands. Age spots are also called liver spots or sun spots.

+ Who gets it?
People of any age, sex or race can develop age spots. However, age spots are more common in people with certain risk factors. These include (1) being older than 40 years old, (2) having fair skin and (3) having a history of frequent sun exposure.
+ What are the symptoms?
Age spots are areas of increased pigmentation. They are flat and vary in size, and usuallyrange from light brown to grey in colour, have the same texture as the rest of your skin, are painless and develop on skin areas most exposed to the sun.
Age spots are changes to the skin that are harmless and do not cause pain. On rare occasions, age spots can make skin cancer more difficult to diagnose.
+ What causes it?
Age spots are caused by an excess production of melanin. Despite the name, doctors do not always know why age spots develop. They may be caused by skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet light exposure. You are most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including your face, the back of your hands, your shoulders, your forearms.
+ How to treat it?
Age spots are not dangerous and do not cause any health problems. However, their appearance can cause emotional distress to some people. They prefer to remove them, because age spots look unattractive. Age spots can often be removed or reduced with regular treatment.
The Glow family of whitening products is particularly effective in reducing or removing your excess skin pigmentation when you routinely follow this daily regimen:
  • Cleanse your skin with Glow Whitening Cleanser twice a day in the morning and evening.
  • Let your skin dry thoroughly.
  • Apply a thin layer of Glow Skin White cream on the affected areas.
After your age spots clear, you may need to keep treating your skin using the above regimen.
+ How to prevent it?
Age spots cannot always be prevented. However, you can reduce your chances of getting them by doing the following:
Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense.
Wear a sunscreen every day. It should have a sun protection factor (SPF) rating of at least 15 and
contain both UVA and UVB protection.
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Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes the skin to darken. It can occur in small patches or cover large areas of the body. It can also affect the entire body. Hyperpigmentation is usually not harmful. But it can be a symptom of another medical condition.
An abnormally high amount of melanin (hyperpigmentation) may affect large areas of the body or small patches. When exposed to sunlight, melanocytes produce increased amounts of melanin, causing the skin to darken, or tan. In some fair-skinned people, certain melanocytes produce more melanin than others in response to sunlight. This uneven melanin production results in spots of pigmentation known as freckles. Increased amounts of melanin can be produced in response to hormonal changes, such as those that may take place in pregnancy, or with hormonal contraceptive use. Some cases of skin darkening, however, are not related to increased melanin at all, but rather to abnormal pigments that make their way into the skin. Some drugs and chemicals that are applied to the skin, swallowed, or injected can cause skin darkening. Hyperpigmentation can also develop after injuries or inflammation caused by disorders such as acne and lupus.

+ Who gets it?
People who have a great deal of sun exposure, which causes excess production of melanin.With more exposure to the sun comes a higher risk of developing hyperpigmentation.
Pregnant women also have a higher chance of developing hyperpigmentation, particularly towards the end of the pregnancy.
+ What are the symptoms?
Darkened areas of the skin are the only symptoms of hyperpigmentation. Patches of hyperpigmentation may be various sizes. They can develop anywhere on the body.
+ What causes it?
There are several causes and types of hyperpigmentation.
Excess sun exposure causes an increase in melanin. This can cause patches of hyperpigmentation to develop.
Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes. It commonly develops during pregnancy. Areas of hyperpigmentation can appear on any area of the body. They are most common on the abdomen and face.
Sunspots, or solar lentigines, are common. They are related to excess sun exposure over time. They generally appear as spots of hyperpigmentation on areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the hands and face.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a result of prior injury to the skin
Certain medications can cause hyperpigmentation. Some chemotherapy drugs can cause hyperpigmentation as a side effect.
Pregnancy changes hormone levels. This appears to affect melanin production in some women.
Endocrine diseases such as Addison’s disease can cause hyperpigmentation. Addison’s disease affects the adrenal glands and hormone production. The disruption of hormone levels can increase melanin production.
+ How to treat it?
Topical lightening creams, such as GLOW Skin White can treat some cases of hyperpigmentation.
The GLOWline of whitening products may help fade dark spots. These products do not contain any hydroquinone or other chemical medications and are therefore safe to use. And with sustained application, you will notice good results. Home care also includes the use of sunscreen lotion. If the skin already has areas of hyperpigmentation, exposure to the sun can make the skin darker.
+ How to prevent it?
Hyperpigmentation cannot always be prevented. However, you can reduce your chances of getting them by doing the following:
Use sun protection factor (SPF) of approximately 30. You need to wear SPF every day, regardless of the season or weather conditions like a cloudy day. SPF, which contains ingredients like titanium dioxide, stops the UV rays from penetrating your skin.
Wear hats that protect your face, neck and ears from the sun.
Avoid the sun during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is when the sun is typically the brightest.
Don't wear heavy metals if they cause dark spots on your skin.
Before taking medication, ask the pharmacist if it causes hyperpigmentation and what can be done to prevent it.
Some types of hyperpigmentation, like melasma, develop if you have a family history of the condition.
Hyperpigmentation may fade after pregnant women give birth.

Dark Skin Patches

Dark patches are spots on your skin that are darker than your regular skin colour. Dark patches of the skin can be found on all parts of the body. They are merely changes to the skin that are mostly harmless and do not cause pain.Patches may also have a red, purple or blue tint. Birthmarks, vitiligo and hemophiliaare all examples of skin patches.Skin discolouration is probably one of the most frustrating conditions to have. Although skin discolourations do not necessarily have to be harmful, having dark areas on the arms, neck and legs is enough to leave one less confident.
This is especially true in the age when vanity is highlighted in all types of media. Whether we like it or not, how our skin looks like plays a major role in our overall appearance and self-image, and this is something that most people cannot take for granted.

+ Who gets it?
Dark skin patches can happen to any person regardless of the colour of their skin. It is especially annoying for people with brown skin, because the darker your skin tone, the darker these patches will look.
+ What are the symptoms?
Dark patches of the skin can be found on all parts of the body. They are merely changes to the skin that are mostly harmless and do not cause pain.
+ What causes it?
Patches on the skin are usually the same texture as the surrounding skin and are typically flat. However, patches are sometimes rougher than the surrounding skin, depending on their cause.
There are several reasons for skin discolouration on the arms, neck and legs, including but not limited to:
  • Hyperpigmentation- occurs when a specific area or areas of the body produce more melanin than the surrounding areas. Hyperpigmentation is triggered by several factors including prolonged exposure to sunlight and hormonal imbalances.
  • Obesity – for some reason, people who are overweight develop dark areas in the arms, neck and legs. Health care providers suggest that to lighten these specific areas, one should begin by losing weight.
  • Underlying medical conditions – patches of dark areas in these parts of the body could signal that a medical condition may have been incurred. Some of the possible conditions are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), diabetes and AcanthosisNigricans. If you are unsure whether or not you have these conditions, it is best to consult your health care provider.
  • eczema (a chronic skin condition that causes scaly, itchy patches, sometimes caused by allergies).
  • vitiligo (a skin condition that causes white patches).
  • psoriasis (an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks skin cells).
  • liver spots (dark patches associated with aging and sun exposure).
  • skin moles.
Some conditions of the skin can cause dry patches to form. This may result in raised, inflamed areas of skin with a rough texture.
Rashes and hives, often caused by allergies, can also cause patches to appear on the skin.
+ How to treat it?
The state of your skin is often a reflection of your lifestyle. If you always are always stressed or sleep-deprived, spend way too much time under the sun and consume excessive amounts of unhealthy food, chances are your skin will darken, become dry and might even develop dark areas in these specific body parts.
A good beauty regimen always begins with lifestyle modification. The most basic thing to do include:
  • have ample rest or sleep
  • take in lots of water
  • eat a balanced diet.
This will jumpstart active cell renewal and will help bring about a healthy glow.
Of course, using natural whitening products will help accelerate the whitening and toning process. GLOW Skin Whitening Cream, GLOW Whitening Cleanser and GLOW Body Whitening Lotion are ideal products to use if you want to address these unappealing patches of dark areas on your body.
Composed of active skin lightening ingredients and botanical extracts, GLOW products help accelerate cell renewal, exfoliate layers of dead skin, retain moisture and promote an even-toned skin.
Since these products are all-natural and do not contain any steroids or harmful chemicals that are often found in synthetic skin whiteningproducts, it is safe to use GLOWproducts on any parts of the body. With gradual yet effective results, continual usage of GLOW products will help improve the state of your skin, making you look and feel beautiful more than ever.
+ How to prevent it?
Dark skin patches cannot always be prevented. However, you can reduce your chances of getting them or avoiding recurrence by doing the following:
  • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense.
  • Wear a sunscreen every day. It should have a sun protection factor (SPF) rating of at least 30 and contain both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours, more often if swimming or perspiring. » Wear protective clothing such as hats, pants, and long-sleeved shirts. These help protect your skin from UV rays. For the best protection, wear UV-blocking clothes with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of at least 40 or 50.
GLOW skin whitening cream is very effective in reducing dark patches on your body

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Dark Under Eye Circles

Dark circles under the eyes are the appearance of dark skin between the lower eyelid and the top of the cheek.
Depending on the cause, dark circles under the eyes can arise suddenly and disappear quickly, such as when you have a mild allergic reaction. Dark circles under the eyes that develop over time may be a sign of chronic dehydration or anemia.
+ Who gets it?
Dark circles under the eyes can occur in infants, children, adolescents and adults, and to men and women alike.
+ What are the symptoms?
Dark circles under the eyes and other types of discolouration under the eyes may occur with other symptoms depending on the underlying condition including:
  • Anxiety, irritability, and fatigue due to poor quality sleep or insomnia
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema) due to allergies Bags or mild swelling under the eyes
  • Headache, facial pain, or facial pressure due to a sinus headache or sinusitis (sinus infection)
  • Itchy skin and rashes due to allergies
  • Nasal congestion, sneezing, and watery, itchy eyes due to allergies.
+ What causes it?
It is commonly assumed that dark circles under the eyes are caused by a lack of sleep. Poor quality sleep and insomnia can certainly cause this condition. However, a variety of other conditions can lead to dark circles under the eyes, some of which are related to lifestyle, such as drinking too much coffee or crying. Other causes are genetic or medically based, such as infection, head or facial trauma, or thin skin on the lower eyelids, which makes the underlying blue-coloured veins more visible.
Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:
  • Allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Fatigue. A lack of sleep can cause paleness of the skin, allowing the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear bluer or darker. Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
  • Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of color, especially blacks and Asians
  • Rubbing or scratching your eyes
  • Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
  • Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious
  • Liver ailments. Dark circles under eyes can be symptom of liver disease.
  • Age. Dark circles are likely to become more noticeable and permanent with age. This is because as people get older, their skin loses collagen, becoming thinner and more translucent.
+ How to treat it?
Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
Cold.Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discoloured under-eye blood vessels.
Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
Extra sleep.Although short nights do not usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have become more obvious.
Natural skin lightening treatment.Regular application of a natural skin lightening agent will make the under eye areas appear less dark. GLOW Skin White has been proven to help diminish the dark eye circle symptoms.
+ How to prevent it?
There are simple things you can do to alleviate dark circles under your eyes. Sometimes the problem is minor or temporary, in which case an inexpensive home treatment may be appropriate.
  • Get enough rest. Sleep deprivation only makes dark eye circles more obvious.
  • A gently applied black tea bag or cold compress can reduce blood vessel dilation.
  • To decrease pigmentation, protect against the sun by wearing (large) sunglasses.
  • Slight elevation of the head during sleep will help prevent fluids from draining toward the eyes.
  • Refrain from smoking. If you already smoke, quit now.
  • Nasal decongestants, such as saline spray or a saltwater solution, can help prevent blood vessel dilation.
  • Don't rub the area around the eyes; it will only make the condition worse.

Acne & Pimples

Your skin has tiny holes called pores that that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop pimples. If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is one of the most common skin problems in the United States. At any one time, between 40 and 50 million people have this condition. Although acne is not a life-threatening condition, it can be painful, particularly when it is severe. It can also cause emotional distress. Acne that appears on the face can impact self-esteem and, over time, may cause permanent scarring. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for this condition that reduce both the number of pimples you get and the chance for scarring to occur.
Pimples affect the skin of the majority of teenagers and a significant number of adults. Some individuals are lucky and have occasional breakouts, while others may experience ongoing (chronic) problems. The presence of pimples on the skin, especially the face, may cause anxiety and/or embarrassment.
+ Who gets it?
Myths about what contributes to acne are quite common. Many people believe that foods such as chocolate or French fries will contribute to the development of acne. While there is no scientific support for these claims, there are certain risk factors that may put you at risk for developing acne.
These include:
  • hormonal changes caused by puberty or pregnancy
  • certain medications such as birth control pills or corticosteroids
  • a diet high in refined sugars or carbohydrates such as bread and chips.
Young people are most at risk for developing acne during puberty. During this time, the body undergoes drastic hormonal changes. These hormones can trigger oil production, leading to an increased risk of acne. Hormonal acne related to puberty usually subsides when a teenager reaches adulthood.
Strangely enough, a growing number of women have acne in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Dermatologists are not sure why this is happening.
+ What are the symptoms?
Acne can be found anywhere on your body. It most commonly develops on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders. If you have acne, you will typically notice pimples that are white or black in appearance. Both blackheads and whiteheads are known as comedones. Blackheads open at the surface of the skin, giving them a black appearance. Whiteheads are closed just under the surface of the skin, giving them a white appearance. While whiteheads and blackheads are the most common types of acne, other lesions can occur. Inflammatory lesions are more likely to cause scarring of the skin and include the following:
  • Papules: small red, raised bumps caused by infected hair follicles
  • Pustules: small red pimples that have pus at their tips
  • Nodules: solid, painful lumps that are beneath the surface of the skin
  • Cysts: infections found beneath the skin that contain pus and are often painful.
+ What causes it?
Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore on your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. The sebum keeps your skin lubricated and soft. If you develop acne, this may be because of one or more problems in this lubrication process. These possible causes include:
  • too much oil or sebum is being produced by the follicle
  • dead skin cells are accumulating in the pore
  • bacteria has built up in the pore An overabundance of oil, a pore clogged by dead skin cells, and bacteria all contribute to the development of pimples. A pimple appears when the bacteria grow in the clogged pore and the oil is unable to escape.
Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin also get inside the clogged pore. Inside the pore, the bacteria have a perfect environment for multiplying very quickly. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed (red and swollen). If the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst or nodule appears.
+ How to treat it?
Acne needs to be treated. Without treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin as acne clears. Treating acne often boosts a person’s self-esteem.
A regimen of keeping the affected skin area clean plus the regular application of topical medications is usually enough to keep acne under control.
You can use a number of self-care activities at home to prevent pimples and to clear up your acne. Home remedies for self-help acne treatment acne may include:
  • Diet - researchers have reported that a diet high in dairy products and foods that raise your blood sugar level increases the risk of developing pimples.
  • Washing your face about twice each day - not more often. Make sure you have a mild soap. Use warm water. Wash gently; do not scrub the skin.
  • Do not pop (burst) the pimple - there is a risk you may push the infection further down, causing more serious blockage and worse swelling and redness. Popping pimples also increases the risk of scarring.
  • Avoid touching your face - even though this may require some willpower, try to refrain from touching your face with your hands. If you are using a telephone, do not let receiver touch the skin of your face - it may have skin residue or sebum on it. Before touching your face make sure you always wash your hands with soap.
  • Hand hygiene - keep your hands and nails as clean as you can by washing them regularly with soap. Keep your nails short.
  • Make up - make sure you have taken your entire make up off when you go to sleep. Only use makeup that does not block the pores.
  • Hair - sebum and skin collects in hair. Keep your hair clean. Try to keep your hair away from your face.
  • Sun exposure - overexposure to sunlight may sometimes result in the production of more sebum.
  • Shaving your face - be careful when you shave. Either use safety razors (make sure blade is sharp) or an electric shaver. Before shaving, soften the skin with warm, soapy water before applying the shaving cream - the skin is softer straight after a warm shower.
In addition to following the above regimen, clean your face twice a day with GLOW Whitening Cleanser and apply a thin layer of GLOW Skin White cream on the affected areas.
Acne treatment does not work overnight. Self- treatment requires 4-8 weeks to see improvement. Once acne clears, you must continue to treat the skin to prevent new breakouts.
+ How to prevent it?
It is difficult to prevent acne. However, you can take some steps at home to help prevent acne following treatment. These include:
  • washing your face twice a day with an oil-free cleanser
  • using an over-the-counter acne cream to remove excess oil
  • avoiding makeup that contains oil
  • cleaning the skin thoroughly before bed, including removing makeup
  • showering after exercising
  • avoiding tight-fitting clothing10 Tips for Preventing Acne
Keep your face clean. Whether or not you have acne, it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface. Washing more often than twice daily is not necessarily better; it may do more harm than good. Use warm, not hot, water and a mild facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap (like deodorant body soap) can hurt the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation.
Avoid scrubbing your skin harshly with a washcloth, exfoliating glove, or loofah (a coarse-textured sponge). Gently wash it with your clean hands or a very soft cloth. Always rinse well, and then dry your face with a clean towel. (Toss the towel in the laundry hamper, as dirty towels spread bacteria.)
Moisturize. Many acne products contain ingredients that dry the skin, so always use a moisturizer that minimizes dryness and skin peeling. Look for "noncomedogenic" on the label, which means it should not cause acne. There are moisturizers made for oily, dry, or combination skin.
Try an over-the-counter acne product. These acne products don't need a prescription. They may have ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid, which curb bacteria and dry your skin. Start with a small amount at first. Then you can adjust how much you use and how often, depending on how much peeling or drying you have. Use these products with caution if you have sensitive skin.
Use makeup sparingly. During a breakout, avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day. If possible, choose oil-free cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals. Choose makeup that is labelled as "noncomedogenic," meaning it should not cause acne. Read the ingredients list on the product label before buying.
Watch what you put on your hair. Avoid using fragrances, oils, pomades, or gels on your hair. If they get on your face, they can block your skin's pores and irritate your skin. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Oily hair can add to the oil on your face, so wash your hair often, especially if you're breaking out. Got long hair? Keep it pulled away from your face.
Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring.
Stay out of the sun. The sun's ultraviolet rays can increase inflammation and redness. Some acne medications may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a broad-brimmed hat. Whether you have pimples or not, always apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Look for "non-comedogenic" on the sunscreen label to make new pimples less likely. Read the ingredients on the product label to know what you're putting on your skin.
Feed your skin. Most experts agree that certain foods, like chocolate, don't cause pimples. Still, it makes sense to avoid greasy food and junk food and add more fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains to your diet.
Exercise daily. Regular exercise is good for your whole body, including your skin. When you exercise, avoid wearing clothing or using exercise equipment that rubs your skin and may cause irritation. Shower or bathe right after exercise.
Chill! Some studies link stress with the severity of pimples or acne. Ask yourself what's making you feel stressed. Then look for solutions.
When in doubt, check with a dermatologist to see if you need more treatment to prevent or stop acne.
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Acne Marks

Acne marks, on the other hand, are the flat red or brown dots left behind by pimples. They are also a type of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Pigmented scars are usually the result of nodular or cystic acne (the painful 'bumps' lying under the skin). They often leave behind an inflamed red mark. Often, the pigmentation scars can be avoided simply by avoiding aggravation of the nodule or cyst. Pigmentation scars nearly always fade with time taking between three months to two years to do so, although they can last indefinitely if untreated.
With natural skin lightening treatment, the pigmentation marks may fade at a faster rate.
+ Who gets it?
Anyone who has suffered from acne inflammation may end up with dark acne marks after healing.
+ What are the symptoms?
Macules.These are flat red or reddish spots that are essentially the final stage of most inflamed acne blemishes. After an inflamed acne blemish flattens, the macule may remain for up to six months. However, it does eventually disappear, and you can effectively speed up the fading process with a product such as GLOW Skin White.
Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation.This is the discolouration of the skin at the site of a healed (or healing) inflamed acne blemish. It is more common on individuals with darker skin and may last up to 18 months if left untreated.
+ What causes it?
Pigmented scars are usually the result of nodular or cystic acne (the painful 'bumps' lying under the skin). They often leave behind an inflamed red mark. Often, the pigmentation marks can be avoided simply by avoiding aggravation of the nodule or cyst.
+ How to treat it?
The fresher the post-acne mark, the brighter colour red it will be. Acne macules usually go from bright red to a dark brownish colour before fading completely. The earlier you use treatments to fade marks, the better results you will have. However, you shouldn't use treatment products too early either.
The best time to start using active treatments on dark marks is when the marks are no longer an open injury. If the post-acne mark still looks moist or has a scab, wait for it to dry up and for the scab to fall off on its own before you start any dark mark fading treatments. Exfoliating or using an aggressive treatment while your skin is still repairing itself will only prolong the healing process. Fading and minimizing pigmentation: Use a natural skin lightening agent.You can effectively speed up the fading process with a natural product such as GLOW Skin White.
Exfoliating the top layer of skin:Use GLOW Nutri Pack to exfoliate the top layer of your skin, so that the pigment-free skin beneath your acne mark makes its way to the surface more quickly.
No matter how light or dark your post acne marks are, fading and removing them is the last step of any successful acne treatment plan. After all, what is the point of getting rid of acne and getting clear skin if your skin will still be dotted with post acne marks?
Exfoliating or using topical products helps shorten the amount of time it takes for red marks to fade, but any product you use will still take time to work. Even if you are exfoliating every day or using the right products, dark marks will not fade immediately. Everyone's skin is different, but with consistent and long term use, you should see results in around two to three months. Depending on how fresh your acne marks are and how fast your skin naturally heals, you may even see results sooner.
While your marks are fading, you may notice some dry skin flakes around the mark or even a dead layer of skin forming over the mark. If this happens, do not pick it off. Let your skin shed on its own when it is good and ready – it is all part of the process of your skin healing itself and you do not want to disrupt it or you will just make it take longer for your skin to recover. The good news is, most post-acne marks will fade with time. You just have to be patient!
+ How to prevent it?
For the vast majority of people acne is, thankfully, a temporary problem. Unfortunately, acne scars caused by breakouts can be permanent. Scarring results when the skin's tissue has been damaged. While you may not be able to completely prevent scarring, there are steps you can take to at least minimize the chance of scar development. Here is how:
Treat acne as soon as it develops. The most effective way to avoid acne scarring is by preventing acne from developing into a more severe form. Do not wait to see if acne will go away on its own. Begin treatment right away, and see your doctor if your acne is unresponsive to over-the-counter treatments.
Avoid inflammation, if possible. Inflamed acne lesions are much more likely to cause scars than non-inflamed lesions. Avoid doing anything that may further irritate your skin. This may include aggressive scrubbing, harsh skin care products, etc.
Do not squeeze, pop, or pick at pimples. Squeezing a pimple can force debris deeper into the follicle, spread infection, and worsen a blemish. When you pick at the skin, it can cause acute inflammation and seriously damage the skin's tissue. Remind yourself that ‘popping’a pimple can extend the healing time and may cause a permanent scar. Allow the blemish to dry and heal on its own.
Know if you are prone to scarring. The tendency to scar varies from person to person. If you are highly prone to scarring, you should see your doctor right away to discuss treatment options. He or she can help you with a treatment plan to help minimize the chances of scarring.
See your doctor if you experience large, deep breakouts, or cysts. Deep nodules orcysts often leave deep, permanent scars as the infection destroys skin tissue. A doctor must treat acne of this severity. Quick, effective treatment can help lessen the chance of developing deep scars.

Dark Knees & Elbows

The build-up of thick and dead skin formed by the friction or pressure on the knees and elbows causes the skin to turn black. For example, leaning onto the table or desk with your elbows can make the elbow skin look dark. It is really embarrassing for women to wear short-sleeve shirtsor blouses with dark elbows and short pants or dresses with dark knees.
+ Who gets it?
Dark elbows can happen to any person regardless of the colour of their skin. However, it is especially annoying for people with brown skin, because the darker your skin tone, the darker your knees and elbows will look. Getting too much sun and not exfoliating your skin add to the darkening of the skin.
+ What are the symptoms?
Dark patches of dark skin appear on the outer folds of the knees and elbows. They are merely changes to the skin that are harmless and do not cause pain.
+ What causes it?
Elbows have folds in them that make it super convenient for them to get dark — and they can get dark as a result of wearing abrasive fabric shirts or blouses that cut into your elbows every time you lean on them. Not exfoliating enough and getting too much sun can also contribute to dark elbows, as can having dry skin. And of course, leaning on them, pressing them on desks, tables and the arms of a chair, and even flexing them can pile on the build-up of dead skin.
+ How to treat it?
You can easily get rid of these dark knees and elbows by using a good natural skin lightening product such as GLOW Skin White.Follow it up with some gentle exfoliation and you might see a noticeable improvement. Do not make things worse by scrubbing your knees and elbows rigorously.
After exfoliating, moisturize your problem areas with an effective moisturizer..
Of course, if you want to see results, add natural skin lightening solutions to your daily treatment regimen, like GLOW Skin White cream and GLOW Nutri Pack.>br/>
+ How to prevent it?
Dark knees and elbows cannot always be prevented. However, you can reduce your chances of getting them by doing the following:
  • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense.
  • Wear a sunscreen every day. It should have a sun protection factor (SPF) rating of at least 30 and contain both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours, more often if swimming or perspiring.
  • Wear protective clothing such as hats, pants, and long-sleeved shirts. These help protect your skin from UV rays. For the best protection, wear UV-blocking clothes with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of at least 40 or 50.
Unsightly dark knees and elbows can make you feel unattractive. Regain your confidence with GLOW skin whitening cream

Dark under arms are unsightly, especially for women. Use GLOW Skin White to remove dark patches under your arms

Dark Underarms

Dark underarms is a condition that leaves the skin of the arm pits look darker than the surrounding skin. Strong chemicals, excessive shaving, dead skin accumulation, certain medical conditions and friction are all causes of dark underarms.
+ Who gets it?
Dark underarms can happen to any person regardless of the colour of their skin. However, it is especially annoying for people with brown skin, because the darker your skin tone, the darker your armpits will look.
+ What are the symptoms?
Dark underarms are patches of dark skin in the folds of the armpits. They are merely changes to the skin that are harmless and do not cause pain.
+ What causes it?
Wearing tight clothes can be a contributing factor for bad underarm condition. When tight clothes rub to your armpits it leads to skin darkening in that area.
Using low quality or very strong deodorants can make underarms appear dark. These products contain harmful chemicals, which causes skin irritation and pigmentation.
Darker underarms in some people can also be a result of diabetes. Diabetes may lead to pigmentation of the skin.
Not exfoliating skin and lack of moisture lead to dead cells accumulation under armpits, which causes the skin tone of underarms to look darker.
+ How to treat it?
Remove underarm hair.Your under arms can look dark because of the ingrown hair under skin. Hence wax your underarms for removing the hairs from the root. Avoid shaving, as shaving only removes hairs above skin and creates an illusion of darkness.
Clear the dead skin.Dead skin cells can make your underarms look darker. Hence for deep skin cleansing exfoliate your armpits. Exfoliation tends to wash away the dead skin cells and other impurities blocked under our arms, which are a common reason for darkness and dirty underarms. Use exfoliates and scrubs containing glycolic acid or lactic acid. These acids help to remove impurities easily and lighten our skin.These scrubs should be used twice per week for removal of dirt and dead skin cells.
Provide moisture to underarms.Lack of moisture can make under arm skin dry, rough and dark. Hence remember to moisturize it daily before going to sleep. Moisture helps to keep skin soft and fairer. Use a good vitamin E moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated and helps you to get rid of dark underarms quickly.Wash your underarms daily. This will wash out the dirt and bad odour from your armpits. Washing every day can make skin dry, so remember to moisturize it.Rub cotton balls to your underarms. Take a cotton ball, wet in warm water and keep it on your underarm skin for 10 minutes. Now take another cotton ball and dip it in warm water. Rub this cotton ball on your skin for 10 minutes each. Wet skin tends to be smooth and gentle rubbing can remove dirt and dead cells from it.
Massage can improve skin tone.Massages are great way for removing the impurities from skin and making it look fair. Take some natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil and massage it to your skin for 10 minutes daily. This will not only remove darkness from skin but will also moisturize it and make it soft
Eat healthy vitamin-rich food. Lack of vitamins and minerals in the body can make your skin dull and dark. Consider taking all-in-one vitamin capsules (multi-vitamin) to fill the gap of nutrients to the skin. Eat a proper and healthy diet with vitamin C to lighten your skin. Vitamin C produces collagen that repairs dark skin and make it fairer.
Use skin lightening cream. Of course, if you want to see quick results, add a natural skin lightening cream to your daily treatment regimen, like GLOW Skin White. Apply GLOW Skin White after each scrub. It contains natural extracts that help in removing the darkness of underarms.
+ How to prevent it?
Dark underarms can be prevented if you follow the recommended regimen as described below:
  • Avoid shaving. Instead, wax your underarms for removing the hairs from the root.
  • Wash your underarms daily.
  • Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin.
  • Keep the underarms moisturized.
  • Use quality deodorants.
  • Avoid wearing tight shirts or blouses.