Hormonal pigmentation. It’s a condition where the skin produces too much melanin (skin pigment), creating darker splotches or patches in areas on the face. And it’s commonly known as melasma or “the mask of pregnancy”.
It’s triggered by a big and sudden change in the body’s hormonal balance, hence it being so common in pregnant women and especially after giving birth. But did you know that hormonal pigmentation can strike at any time when there’s a change in your hormones? Even taking the pill can trigger it.
The key to treating hormonal pigmentation is preventing or lessening the effects of hormones on your melanocytes (the cells that make melanin), and building up your skin’s resistance to the sun. Which is exactly what Lamelle Ovelle D3 does.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is hormonal pigmentation?
Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation, which is when something triggers the melanocytes in parts of your skin to start over-producing melanin. The result is discolouration in some parts, slightly darker or differently shaded skin colour, creating an uneven skin tone.
There are three broadly described types of hyperpigmentation. Sun-induced hyperpigmentation is caused by over-exposure to the sun. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is caused by inflammation, injuries and scarring. And hormonal hyperpigmentation is caused by fluctuations in the hormones in your body. Lamelle offers some handy further insights into pigmentation.
Correcting hormonal pigmentation requires an inside-out treatment
As with any type of pigmentation, some general treatment rules apply. Firstly, you always need to avoid the sun, because sun exposure makes all types of hyperpigmentation worse. Secondly, you’ll want to treat the visible effects of the pigment by brightening the skin and evening the tone. There are loads of options available to do this, including Lamelle’s skin-brightening Luminesce range and professional chemical skin peels.
But that’s just taking care of the superficial, visible part of the problem. The root cause of hormonal pigmentation is still the imbalance of hormones in your body.
So, how do you fight hormonal pigmentation from the inside? Well, that’s where Ovelle D3 comes in.
How Ovelle D3 works
Lamelle Ovelle D3 contains Pycnogenol(R), one of the most powerful and effective oral antioxidants you can take. Pycnogenol is a recently discovered veritable super antioxidant, made from the bark of a specific type of pine tree. And, because of its powerful cleansing and age-fighting abilities, Pycnogenol is used in a whole host of medical applications, from promoting heart and vascular health to fighting arthritis and even promoting sexual health and function.
But, in your skin, Pycnogenol is metabolised and turned into a series of very powerful and unique antioxidants that disable free radicals and deactivate damage-causing enzymes.
And how tests have shown that taking two capsules of Pycnogenol-rich Ovelle D3 reduces hormonal pigmentation in women by up to 37% (reducing the affected area by 21%) in just 28 days.
What’s more, Ovelle D3 also improves your skin’s sun resistance by up to 80% (to keep the pigmentation away) and fights ageing by boosting your body’s production of hydrating hyaluronic acid and protecting your skin’s vital collagen and elastin.
BONUS: Ovelle D3 also contains vital vitamin D3
For those who are serious about beating hormonal pigmentation – and most likely avoiding the sun to do so – Lamelle has added vitamin D3 to Ovelle. Vitamin D3 is vital for calcium absorption and your bone health, as well as for maintaining your immune system and keeping your nervous system in good health.
But it’s important to note that your body produces vitamin D3 when you are in direct sunlight. So, you see where this is going: avoiding the sun could jeopardise your body’s ability to produce enough vitamin D3 naturally.
That’s why Ovelle D3 contains added vitamin D3, so your body can keep functioning optimally even if you’re avoiding sunlight to fight pigmentation.
If you are concerned about hormonal pigmentation and want to find a solution that actually works, speak to your doctor or skincare therapist (he or she will know what to do) today about boosting your home skincare regimen with powerful Lamelle Ovelle D3.
You might also be interested in these 8 surprising things that worsen hyperpigmentation.
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