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Clearing up Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common, by and large harmless but aesthetically displeasing, condition in which patches of skin darken in color. The darkening comes about when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. Melanin is the brown pigment that produces normal skin color and responsible for tanning the skin exposed to sunlight. Several people seek treatment for hyperpigmentation, or skin discoloration, not knowing exactly what it is, what caused it or how to treat it. In fact, after acne, hyperpigmentation is the second most common reason people seek out dermatologists. There are many types of hyperpigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – usually occurs as a result of an injury or irritation such as acne, mosquito bites, eczema, or rashes. Melasma- is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women…

Reducing the Appearance of Dark Spots and Scars

Reducing the Appearance of Dark Spots and Scars Dark spots and scars were once considered permanent unwanted marks.  You were just stuck with them and had to cope with them. However, with today’s technology and medicine almost all blemishes and indelible spots can be reduced to the point of nothingness. In some cases you could reduce the appearance of such unwanted marks and spots with mere topical treatments. Here’s how: 1)    Always apply sunscreen with an SFP of 30 or higher that contains either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. The sun’s harmful rays cannot only damage your skin, but it can also worsen the appearance of your dark spots and scars. Sun exposure will tan the dark spot or scar, making it look darker. Cover…

Acne Scars and Treatments

Acne is a terrible skin problem to deal with at any age, but sometimes after the acne is gone it leaves a scar in its place making you feel equally distressed. Your skin is the first thing most people notice upon initial encounter. We all want to look and feel our best at all times, but sometime our insecurities about our appearance can hinder such desires. MD Beauty Secrets is here to help and answer all your questions. How Acne Scars Occur Acne scars occur mostly because an inflamed blemish injures the healthy skin tissue in the dermis. The skin is made up of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world while the dermis is…

What You Need To Know About Green Tea

We have all heard or read about “the almighty green tea” and how it can do wonders from helping you lose weight to preventing cancer and reducing heart disease. A good portion of MD Beauty Secrets’ skin care products contains green tea. Thus, we want to educate you on why we chose green tea as a primary ingredient in our skin care line. Green tea has numerous important nutrients, some of which have powerful medicinal properties. For instance, green tea is rich with polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants. Such elements can reduce certain diseases as well as aging. However, the mighty element in green tea is the potent antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has been used in the following studies and treatments: HIV,…

Microdermabrasion

The skin is the largest organ of our body. It protects us from the environment and regulates our body temperature. Skin is made up of millions of cells. Each day thousands of these cells die, fall off, and are replaced by new cells from beneath the outer layer of skin. As we age, this process begins to slow down. Dark blotches and other signs of aging and sun damage begin to appear. Our skin may become dull and begin to form wrinkles. What do celebrities use to keep that youthful glow? The answer might surprise you. It’s not facelifts or laser resurfacing, but a painless, non-invasive lunchtime procedure known as Microdermabrasion. With Microdermabrasion, you can have a treatment and return to work immediately. Microdermabrasion is…

Summer Is Here!

Summer is Here… The sun is shining bright. The warmth is making us all feel just right. But ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a mighty fright. Although, we are all happy that summer has finally arrived, kids are out of school, beaches are swarming with bare bodies, barbeques and other outdoor activities become the norm, we must not forget the importance of protecting our skin with sunscreen. There are cosmetic reasons for limiting yourself of sun exposure and coating yourself with sunscreen; freckles, discoloration or brown spots, fine and coarse wrinkles, and leathery skin are just a few to name. In fact, a person who protects his/her skin from the sun will have more youthful looking skin. All of these reasons are great but a merit…

What is Hyperpigmentation?

What is hyperpigmentation? Pigmentation is the coloring of a person’s skin. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin, and looks like dark spots, patches or blotches on the skin. Such dark spots, patches or blotches can appear anywhere on the body, but more commonly on the face and neck.  The condition is usually harmless but it’s the appearance factor that could be great and aesthetically unpleasing. Each case varies. What causes hyperpigmentation? Melanin is the main determinant of skin color in humans. Hyperpigmentation is the direct cause of an increase in melanin. A greater production of melanin can be due to many factors—such as hormonal changes (pregnancy and Addison’s disease), sun damage, skin injuries, aging, inflammation, acne, certain diseases and medications (antibiotics, antiarrhythmic, and antimalarial…