Facts About Dark Spots?

Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, are a skin condition that is caused by an excess of melanin in the body. These spots can be treated with topical creams or ointments prescribed by a dermatologist. Creams and ointments often contain ingredients such as kojic acid and vitamin C which work to lighten dark spots. Exfoliating your skin is also important and can help to remove dead skin cells that contribute to the appearance of dark spots. Additionally, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun with an SPF of at least 30. If you’re having trouble managing dark spots on your own, be sure to see a dermatologist for more specialized advice and treatment options.

Spots, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Pregnancy Spots, Sun Damage. They go by many names, but it’s all relatively the same. It’s the pigmentation of the skin that causes visible dark patches and freckles on the skin. Know the best surprising facts about dark spots.

1. Dark Spots are often confused with other Common Terms.

They are often referred to as: spots, sun spots, pregnancy spots, brown spots, sun damage.

Dark spots are made by melanocyte cells overreacting to UV sun damage, hormones, the environment, inflammation, and genetics.

2. The Number #1 cause of Dark Spots is the Sun.

Overall, the sun is the main cause of dark spots. UVA and UVB Light that comes from the sun causes melanocyte cells in your skin to produce more pigment. In simple terms: More sun, More Spots.

3.  Dark Spots can be removed, but it Takes Time.

Some dark spots may be reduced forever by using the proper products and lifestyle changes. These spots usually are lighter and have only been present for a short time.

Dark spots that are darker and have been around for a while can improve.  But remember, they can easily come back.  Especially if you are prone to dark spots, the natural causes of aging will bring them back over time.

4. Dark Spots can be reduced

If you’ve tried products in the past and have seen little or no results, or, if you’ve tried a lot of products, consider this: Every product uses a different scientific approach. Remember, there is no magic cure. It can take weeks to months to reduce spots.

Results will differ from person to person. Your best option is choosing a powerful, scientifically-developed routine and sticking to it.

5. You probably aren’t using enough Sunscreen

Did you know you should wear sunscreen before you drive in the car? What about when you are inside on a sunny day? Even cloudy days? These statements are all true.

If you suffer from dark spots, it’s especially important to apply sunscreen throughout the day. UV rays can penetrate clouds. They bounce off walls. They are all around us. That’s why you should always wear sunscreen every day, even if you’re indoors.

6. Higher SPF doesn’t mean fewer spots

The more time you spend in the sun, the more prone your skin will be too dark spots. While higher SPF prevents UV rays from damaging the skin, it can’t block all of it. If you suffer from spots, limit your time of sun exposure. It’s also important to protect your skin with other protective measures.  Wear a hat that shades your face or bring an umbrella next time you go to the beach.

7. You shouldn’t Spot treat Dark Spots

The dermatologist’s instinct is to treat the affected area. But your face is not like a shirt with a stain. If you’re suffering from dark spots, chances are they could pop up anywhere on your face. 

8.  Stay away from Hydroquinone.

If used improperly, hydroquinone can make your dark spots come back even darker. So always be careful.

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