Thank-you so much for your question. There are some VERY important things that you need to do to manage your particular condition.
Firstly, you need to realise that your pigmentation is hormonal, so it’s NOT just the sun that is going to trigger it or cause the pigmentation. So yes, using sunblock is GREAT, but that only partially helps the problem.
You also need to use a pigmentation inhibiting product, as our pigment-making cells (which can be triggered by our hormones), need to be discouraged from making the pigment in the first place.
When it comes to hormonal pigmentation there are FOUR things you need to do to manage the condition.
1) SUPPRESS – Get prescription tyrosinase inhibitor (pigmentation inhibiting product)
2) PREVENT – Stop any pigmentation that IS FORMED from becoming darker (your facial sunblock)
3) CORRECT – Use products and or supplements to make sure your skin has everything that it needs to function normally, and ensure there are no issues that can further trigger pigmentation. (There are some fantastic Oral Skin Care Supplements on the market that you can use.
4) MAINTAIN – Hormonal pigmentation is unfortunately a condition which needs to be managed on an ongoing basis. So at the very least you should be having a monthly peel specifically for pigmentation and whatever treatment you go for should include the use of Retinol.
If you require any assistance in finding the various product and treatment options that are available, please feel free to contact and one of our Skin Renewal Branches via www.skinrenewal.co.za