Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kenapa muka ada Dark Spot/Pigmentation/Jeragat?


Aku mungkin antara yang bertuah kerana mempunyai kulit yang tidak terlalu sensitif dan tidak berjerawat (sejak dah jadi ibu ni la :p). Alhamdulillah.. tak perlu nak menghabiskan banyak duit untuk beli skincare yang mahal².. Pakai J&J Clean n Clear cleanser (atau sebarang jenama yg harganya tak lebih RM10 satu tiub), pastu boleh lantik diri sendiri sebagai duta tak bertauliah Lore'al (sebab stick dgn produk ni since my Uni time, 1998.. tapi guna Day & Night cream je.. tu pun on & off bergantung kepada tahap kerajinan atau time gedik nak pegi kuar dating :p), muka aku mmg boleh dikategorikan sebagai tidak bermasalah. Tapi, lately sejak dah masuk 30-an ni, macam ada 3-4 bintik hitam kuar kat tepi mata.. ok, aku blh admit tu adalah tanda² penuaan dan kita mesti akur dgn usia yang semakin meningkat.. tapi, aku percaya pada statement "prevention is better than cure". Maka, bermula la misi 'penyelidikan' tentang masalah dark spot ku ini. Dark spot ni adalah nama lain bagi jeragat dan pigmentasi kulit (pigmentation).


"Millions of people develop skin pigmentation conditions at some point in their lives. For many, this results in emotional distress and embarrassment. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to do something about it.

The first step in minimizing a skin pigmentation condition is to protect yourself from the sun. Then, arrange to speak with a dermatologist about your condition and treatment options.

So what are common skin pigmentation conditions? The three most common ones are melasma, vitiligo and solar lentigo."


MELASMA :

What is it?
Melasma is a hyperpigmentary disorder of the skin characterized by dark spots or blotches on
the face, forehead and neck.

Who is likely to get it?
About 5 to 6 million American women have Melasma, mostly women between the ages of 20 to 39. It occurs in 50 to 70% of pregnant women.




What causes it?
It is triggered by both sun exposure and hormonal changes during pregnancy.

What can I do about it?
It may fade naturally, but there are treatments to consider if it doesn't.



SOLAR LENTIGINES :

What is it?
Solar Lentigines, also called sun, age, or liver spots, are benign flat brown spots that look like large brown freckles. They appear on sun-exposed skin, such as the face or back of the hands.

Who is likely to get it?
90% of light skinned people over the age of 60 develop the condition. In general, those who are most likely to have solar lentigines are people who have a tendency to sunburn and tan little or not at all (skin types 1 and 2).

What causes it?
It is a skin condition caused by chronic exposure to the sun or UV rays.

What can I do about it?
See a dermatologist to learn more about the latest treatments.



VITILIGO :

What is it?

Vitiligo is a hypopigmentation disorder (where the body does not produce enough melanin) that creates smooth white spots on the skin.

Who is likely to get it?
The condition affects nearly 2% of the population, typically striking those between the ages of 10 and 30, and is most prevalent among those with darker skin.



What causes it?
It's unknown. Though many people report pigment loss shortly after severe sunburn, the cause is likely a combination of genetic, immunologic and neurological factors.

What can I do about it?
There is no current cure for Vitiligo but treatment forms have improved over the years.


Source from www.pigmentationawareness.com



Daripada 3 kategori yang dinyatakan, aku boleh letakkan kes aku ni dalam masalah "mild melasma". Mild? sebab baru ada 3-4 bintik so, boleh la dikira mild :). Baru aku teringat, selama ni mmg aku selalu amik mudah pemakaian sunscreen protection cream. Dulu masa baru start pakai Lore'al ni ada la pakai kejap krim tabir suria ni tapi mungkin masa tu kulit aku masih remaja.. agak oily sket.. errr... banyak sebenarnya (so, kalo pakai bedak nampak mcm bertepek.. sgt la tak natural :p) jadinya, skang tepuk dahi saja la.. padan muka!!


"Sun avoidance and protection with appropriate clothing and sunscreen use is a critical component in the management of all three skin pigmentation disorders".

Source from www.pigmentationawareness.com

Sun Protection Tips :


1) The sun's ultraviolet rays are the main cause of skin damage, so avoid too much sun exposure.

2) Seek shade between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., when the sun's ultraviolet rays are most intense.

3) Apply sunscreens with a SPF of at least 15.

4) Wear light-colored, tightly woven, protective clothing, and wide-brimmed hats (3-inch brim).

5) Protect your kids (up to 80 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs before age 18).

6) If any growth, mole, sore, or skin discoloration appears suddenly, or begins to change, see your dermatologist.

Source from www.pigmentationawareness.com


Kesimpulannya, aku kena bertindak sekarang.. sebelum segalanya terlambat!! Mulai hari ni, kene pakai sunscreen protection.. tak boleh tidak!! Penuaan tetap akan berlaku.. tapi kita boleh melambat prosesnya :D



"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old".
~ George Burns ~

3 comment(s) so far:

Ied @ May on January 11, 2011 at 10:21 AM said...

ok...mari kita pakai serbuk manjakani aku. muahahaha...

MaSLiNa on January 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM said...

Ida, aku pun baru je teringat nak contact ko.. nak try serbuk manjakani ko tu.. sbb baru terbaca entry psl testimonial dari customer ko.. nanti apa² aku msg kat inbox FB ko yek?

Hadi Nugraha on February 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM said...

Sharing ya:
Melasma most likely symetrical. Bila ada di pipi kiri, maka ada juga di pipi kanan. Sunscreen SPF15 terlalu rendah, sebaiknya SPF30 dan diulang pemakaiannya setiap 1-2 jam.

Saya ada link yang bisa ncik baca : cara menghilangkan jeragat / flek hitam

 
There was an error in this gadget
There was an error in this gadget

:: When 2 BeCome 1 :: Copyright © 2009 Flower Garden is Designed by Ipietoon for MaSLiNa MaHaDi Flower Image by LiN