Dark spots or hyperpigmentation occurs when your body produces more melanin than usual. At times, it is also caused by aging or too much exposure from the sun. While freckles look good, dark spots aren’t. So here are proven ways to clearing up dark spots on your skin:
1. Use a dark spot corrector to lighten discoloration
Using a high-quality dark spot corrector which is designed for various skin conditions will make dark spots less visible and will improve your skin’s appearance. There are readily available dark spot correctors that you can buy over-the-counter to lighten discoloration that are not as strong as dermatologist-prescribed products but are still effective and safe to use.
2. Use sunscreen to prevent your dark spots from getting even darker
If you don’t apply sunscreen, your dark spots will gradually get even darker, so it’s a great idea to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Better yet, if you get into the habit of wearing sunscreen every day, you’ll reduce your chances of developing more dark spots.
3. Book your first chemical peel
If you’re looking to get rid of particular dark spots, you may want to consider getting your first chemical peel. As after undergoing a chemical peel the fresh, new skin which will be produced will be even in color.
4. Try using microdermabrasion to get rid of your dark spots
If you’re looking for an option which is gentler than a chemical peel, you may be interested in undergoing microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical process that strips away micro-sized skin particles and will remove your dark spots without damaging your skin’s tissue.
While you can purchase home microdermabrasion machines, it’s a far safer, more effective option to get a professional dermatologist to perform your microdermabrasion sessions for you.
5. Start using skincare products which contain kojic acid
Kojic acid is a natural skin lightener and is often used in brightening skincare products such as moisturizers, cleanser, and exfoliators. Aside from lightening dark spots, kojic acid can also prevent pigment activity, which will decrease your chances of developing more dark spots.
6. Consider booking a laser treatment
If you’ve tried multiple methods of trying to get rid of your dark spots and are yet to succeed, you may want to consider booking a laser treatment. Lasers are effective at getting rid of dark spots as they focus a beam of light at your dark spot’s skin pigments, which then eliminate the particles in your dark spot’s color pigments.
So if you’re looking to remove your dark spots entirely, it’s well worth finding out more information about using laser treatments to get rid of your dark spots.
7. Purchase a daily moisturizer with SPF and vitamin C
When it comes to purchasing a new daily moisturizer, pick a product with SPF rating and contains vitamin C which will give your skin added sun protection. As mentioned before, vitamin C is incredibly effective when it comes to getting rid of dark spots.
Hopefully, you’re now equipped with all the information which you need to clear up any dark spots which may be visible on your skin!
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