Ever since we can remember, there have been people of all colors living around us in different parts of the world. From the glistening melanin-rich skin of the native Africans, the pale Caucasian skin seen in Europe and America, to the dusky gleam of skin we come across in India, the variations in skin colour are limitless.

This is all determined by an important part of our skin’s structure, which produces the pigment that gives us color. Pigmentation is the term coined for this process, and it decides what color appears on what part of our skin. However, there are certain factors, both genetic and environmental which can influence it.

Dark spots are flat brown spots on your skin that may vary in size. It’s hard to notice when you get your first dark spot, but when they begin to grow in number, it has an evident effect on your appearance.

Dark spots may not be harmful to your health, being just another defense mechanism your skin uses.  There are areas under our skin called Melanocytes. When these sites are activated (Melanocyte activity), they produce excessive amounts of melanin to defend the skin against harmful UV rays.

Some of the leading causes for dark spots showing up on your skin include sun exposure, pregnancy and skin inflammation. At times, hyperpigmentation as a condition can trigger the appearance of dark spots on the skin, especially if the skin is injured at some point.

Also read: What are Dark spots and what causes them?

So when you leave dark spots unattended, it means you may be ignoring the signs of sun damage, and even significant hormonal changes that you need to have addressed by doctors.

Additionally, leaving dark spots without the right care will only lead to the spreading of the condition and worsening of the spots. It is extremely rare for dark spots to vanish of their own accord. This is one of the primary reasons why experts suggest a visit to the local dermatologist on a regular basis if you are prone to dark spots or pigmentation on the skin.

Much like how we know a fruit is spoilt by taking a look at its outer skin, we can make out issues in our body by the way our skin appears. Being the largest organ in the body it is a way of alerting us when all is not well in the system. But a visit and consultation with a dermatologist is easier said than done.

Especially for people living in more suburban cities or leading busy lifestyles which cannot always accommodate the long waiting hours at a skin care clinic. This is where an application like CureSkin can change the whole experience of skin care. CureSkin is an online skin care platform that provides dermatological solutions and cares through a mobile application.

The beauty of the application lies in its simplicity, where the user has to merely answer a set of questions and take a photograph of their skin condition for diagnostic purposes. And the result is that the app develops a customized skin care regimen for you that you can then purchase.

 

Additionally, it schedules call appointments with its certified dermatologists who track your skin’s progress with regular photo updates and analyze the skin continually to achieve the best possible result. This consists of follow-up calls every two weeks till the customer is satisfied with their skin.