The concept of Microskin, a world-first skin simulation technology, was originally conceived after we realised that make-up was the only method of concealing or camouflaging skin conditions. What transpired after many years of research into cosmetic chemistry as well as developing specially designed software used to read human skin, was a system to develop a spray-on simulated application individually formulated for each client’s skin.
Skin Conditions May Be Causing Discolouration
Your skin is your body’s largest organ – protecting you and keeping you safe. But because it is the most exposed, sometimes your skin may suffer ailments that affect how it looks. While some are curable and others are chronic and treatable, many may cause scarring or discolouration.
Many skin conditions affect skin pigment
Skin colour and tone come from the amount of melanin your body produces. Melanin is a pigment produced by cells that are found along one of the layers of your skin. It is believed that your body produces melanin to help absorb harmful UV rays from the sun; hence, tanned skin from exposure to the sun. In a perfect world, these cells would be evenly distributed and create melanin at the same rate so that everyone has smooth, even skin colour. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Sometimes, your skin may naturally have patches that create more melanin, causing freckles, or age or extended sun exposure may cause some cells to produce more melanin than others, which may bring about sun or age spots. Even hormone changes can cause patches or skin to become discoloured, called melasma.
Hyperpigmentation can be controlled
These conditions are types of hyperpigmentation, which, as the name suggests, is when cells produce more pigment, or melanin, that normal. While certain medical treatments or simply avoiding sun exposure may be able to control the hyperpigmentation, it is possible that the discolouration will continue to occur.
And, in addition to these skin conditions, hyperpigmentation can also happen to skin affected by ailments that cause inflammation or other damage, such as burns, acne, or psoriasis. The sun and hormones may bring about sun and age spots or melasma, but post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation results from your skin responding to changes directly to it from rashes, blemishes, or injuries.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is not uncommon
Skin ailments such as psoriasis can cause the skin to thicken, dry, or scale at unusual rates; acne or burns can cause scabbing that exposes different layers of skin. These abnormal changes to normal healthy skin can trigger higher levels of melanin in the affected area producing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Psoriasis, eczema, acne, and other causes of post-inflammatory
hyperpigmentation have different treatments that can alleviate the problem, reducing some unsightliness and discomfort, but it is possible that the hyperpigmentation continues to come back or becomes permanent. If this is the case for you, there are many alternatives available to lessen or conceal the discolouration. However, many, the even expensive ones, can be messy, painful, or unnatural looking.
Microskin is perfect for skin with pigment conditions
No matter the cause of your hyperpigmentation, Microskin is an ideal non-invasive, non-surgical solution for you. Our award-winning, innovative formula creates a second skin that matches your skin tone perfectly for a natural, even colour that lasts for days and won’t smudge or wash off. Do not let a skin condition hold you back from living your life – find out how Microskin can help you today!