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Abnormal Pigmentation

Your skin gets its colour from a pigment called “melanin” produced by special cells in the skin. When these cells become unhealthy or damaged, it affects melanin production. Pigmentation means colouring. Abnormal pigmentation can be classed as any discolouration of the skin. If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker, hyperpigmentation. On the contrary if your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter, hypopigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin deposits in…