Hyperpigmentation is a common condition where dark patches appear on the skin including age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Sun spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation that occurs on areas of the body that have been exposed to a large amount of sun over time, such as the face.
It occurs when the skin produces a large amount of melanin, the pigment of the skin.
The Kakadu Plum a natural way to combat pigmentation
Australia's Kakadu Plum that grows wild in Northern Australia has the world's highest naturally occurring concentration of vitamin C (75-100 times an orange).
Vitamin C is an incredibly powerful skin care aid with many properties for improving the appearance of skin. Hyperpigmentation is one.
Vitamin C helps reduce pigmentation
Studies have indicated that Vitamin C was successful at reducing pigmentation caused by the sun. The scientific explanation for this is Vit. C interacts with copper ions at the tyrosinase-active site and inhibits action of the enzyme tyrosinase, thereby decreasing the melanin formation.
Other benefits of Vitamin C and the Kakadu Plum
Vitamin C also acts as an anti-inflammatory which can also prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
A vital function of vitamin C is to stimulate collagen synthesis and to scavenge free radicals and dispose of toxic oxidants.
While vitamin C occurs naturally in the skin supplementing the skin with additional vitamin c and natural antioxidants can give the much needed boost to rejuvenate the appearance and protection of the skin.