In dermatology, we frequently encounter skin conditions that directly or indirectly affect the pigmentation of the skin such as vitiligo, rosacea, melasma and acne. For many, these disorders are life altering. Since they are often chronic conditions, the development of depression and anxiety is not that uncommon.
Vitiligo is perhaps one of the most physiologically distressing of these disorders. It develops as a result of the immune system attacking the pigment making cells in the skin, causing a person to lose color. On the other end of the spectrum is melasma, which occurs when the pigment-making cells in the skin produce too much color creating dark patches often on the face. People with darker skin types are more prone to develop melasma as the pigment making cells are more active than in fair skinned individuals. Rosacea is another common condition that leads to the development of redness, flushing, broken capillaries and acne-like lesions on the cheeks and nose. If having the condition isn’t frustrating enough, certain things that most of us love can cause a flare. This includes caffeine, excessive alcohol intake, temperature changes, spicy foods and even chocolate. Lastly, the long-term sequela of untreated acne or physical attempts to remove acne lesions can lead to scarring and unwanted dark spots.
While treating the root of the problem is the main focus in our Miami dermatology office, helping patients to develop coping skills and providing them with easy beauty tips becomes just as important. After having tried multiple cosmetic products ourselves, we came across a concealing product called Dermablend Professional Cover Crème that has truly provided our patients with chronic skin conditions a ray of hope and a sense of normality.
This full coverage foundation can be matched to any skin color and perfectly blended to create a natural and flawless complexion that lasts for multiple hours. While those with these conditions are more affected by the sun than others, they need additional protection. This product contains adequate sun protection factor (SPF) to protect the skin, and the Dermablend setting loose powder with SPF can be reapplied throughout the day for maximum protection. Watch the video, courtesy of Dermablend, on this fantastic product. Ask us about it today!