I notice I am getting more and more skin discoloration. What causes this and what can I do about it?
Skin discoloration due to sun exposure, hormones or simply aging is an issue that concerns many people. First, it is important to understand about skin pigmentation; what causes it and how it can best be treated without causing harm to the body. In our epidermis we have something called melanocytes, which is our skin’s natural sun protection. Melanocytes decrease as we age; therefore early and continued use of sun protection is a key element to protect the skin against sun-induced pigmentation. Secondly, about 40% of pigment problems occur in the dermis, which cannot be reached by exfoliants alone so other treatment options are necessary. Lastly, pigmentation is actually excessive waste product formation that collects in spots as “glue” that has not been cleaned out via the lymph so this accumulation of waste products needs to be flushed out of the system.