Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.
Although the textbook definitely uses “harmless” to define this skin issue there are some negative effects. A study reported that hyperpigmentation has a significant negative impact on the quality of life and self-esteem.
Many pateients indicated that increased self-consciousness was associated with decreased self-confidence and self-esteem. One patient said during the interviews,
“You are less than a person or not as good as the next person in line [because of hyperpigmentation]. You aren’t as whole or complete.”
Another patient who described having to interact with high society said,
“I always felt self-conscious about it; in that group of people, where everyone was so pretty and so well dressed, here I was with [dark stains] on my face.”
Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA — your daily habits, in fact, have a big impact on what you see in the mirror. There is a dizzying number of opinions on everything from how to moisturize your skin, treat dark spots, to how to protect yourself from UV rays. Ultimately, caring for your skin is simply personal. Finding someone who has skin similar to yours is a step in the right direction.
Queeny is a vlogger, natural hair and skincare enthusiast. She is a reliable source of information regarding current skincare issues like hyperpigmentation. Her tips, advice, and routines have helped many who are struggling with their skin come to love and maintain their beauty.
Check out her videos below on how she improved her issues with hyperpigmentation and how you can too.
Queeny Kaay on clearing dark marks and hyperpigmentation
Getting rid of these dark spots on your skin starts with understanding what causes them in the first place. Anything that makes your skin inflammation last longer, like picking or squeezing a blemish, can increase your chances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melanin is what gives your skin its color, and when certain cells have more melanin than others, the result is a darker patch of skin.
Queeny Kaay Detailed Skin Care Routine
When it comes to skincare, we are inundated with different routines, rules, and products that we’re told will give us the complexion of our dreams. But with all the overwhelming information constantly being fed to us, where do we begin? Queeny shares her full body skin routine to help.
Queeny Kaay Natural Skin Treatment
It’s no surprise that the organic skin care beauty market has exploded. Over the years, people have become more aware of what’s inside their skin care products and have begun to make better decisions about what they allow on their skin. As a result, hundreds of new skin care companies have formed to meet this new demand for safe, natural beauty products. If you would prefer to use a more natural product route, Queeny also has a video sharing natural treatments you can add to improve your skincare routine. Check that out below:
Investing early in the health of your skin, with regular skincare, will not only better protect it from the harsh effects of winter, but also keep you looking and feeling your best throughout the year. QueenyKaay’s youtube channel provides a basic step-by-step skincare routine to use as a blueprint for your own regimen. Of course, everyone’s skin is different, so adjust based on what works for your age and skin type and always try to check in with your dermatologist for more personalized care.