Two different processes can cause Hyperpigmentation.
- One being an overproduction of pigment
- The other being a slow breakdown or degradation (metabolism) of the pigment created.
The characteristic of a chelating agent is to bind to metals.
- Certain metal molecules can stabilize melanin (the pigment molecule) in the skin. If you chelate these metals and make them unavailable to melanin, the pigmentation becomes easier to break down or metabolize.
- This creates an environment allowing the skin to accomplish its natural goal of creating melanin when necessary and then breaking it down as it naturally would.
Last Update: October 20, 2018