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  • Skincare 101

    Hyperpigmentation

    The formation of skin pigmentationIn normal skin, melanocytes convert tyrosine into melanin via the enzyme tyrosinase. This process occurs within specialized intracellular vesicles called melanosomes, which are then transferred to keratinocytes and sent to the epidermal surface.  The quantity, melanin content, and distribution of these melanosomes determine the various hues of human skin color . Pigmentation is necessary to give our skin color but the problem begins when the skin is over or under producing pigmentation! What is hyperpigmentation?Hyperpigmentation is a broad term that refers to a skin condition in which the skin is discolored or darkened, it can be the result from an increase in melanin production, and less commonly,…