Pigmentation 101: All you need to know

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Side by side of pigmentation versus flawless skin. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Side by side of pigmentation versus flawless skin. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

What is pigmentation?

Melanin is a natural pigment produced by the body and it’s what gives colour to your skin, hair and eyes. Pigmentation happens when the skin produces more melanin than it should, resulting in dark patches or spots.

What causes skin to darken?

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