How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots On Face
How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots On Face
Although we think that everyone should be happy in their skin, there is no denying that we all dream of having smooth, perfect, radiant skin at times.
Of course, acne, rosacea, oiliness, dryness, and a slew of other skin concerns come in the way of that fantasy-acne, rosacea, oiliness, dryness, and a slew of others.
Today, we'll talk about one of the most aggravating skin disorders of all time: black spots and how to get rid of them effectively.
What Exactly Are Dark Spots?
Before we go into the specifics of this topic, let's make sure we're all on the same page. What precisely are dark spots?
The word "dark patches" refers to hyperpigmentation, a prevalent skin condition that affects millions worldwide. Anyone, regardless of race, age, or gender, may have hyperpigmentation at some point in their life. The emergence of black patches (or spots) on the skin is the most common sign of this illness.
Hyperpigmentation, commonly known as dark spots, sunspots, melasma, or age spots, is caused by the body producing too much melanin. This may happen for many causes, including sun exposure, hyperpigmentation, acne, hormones, aging, and others.
How Do You Remove Dark Spots?
If you have hyperpigmentation, getting rid of those dark patches is definitely at the top of your priority list. However, not everyone wants to undergo laser therapy. Fortunately, we have all of the most popular treatments to assist you, from over-the-counter medicines to natural cures.
Furthermore, we will assist you in determining which ones are worth your time.
1. Chemical Therapies
First and foremost, we have a few popular, topical remedies for dark spots.
The following are some of the most often used over-the-counter medicines for this condition:
- Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a principal component in several over-the-counter and prescription hyperpigmentation treatments. It works by lowering the number of melanocytes (melanin-producing cells) in the skin.
While these products may be helpful in certain (fair-skinned) persons, they are associated with harmful side effects. Indeed, hydroquinone has been shown to exacerbate hyperpigmentation in those with darker skin tones. Similarly, those with dry or sensitive skin may experience dryness and skin irritation due to this component.
- Mercury: Surprisingly, many skin-lightening creams include mercury, a hazardous element. When looking for hyperpigmentation remedies, you should avoid mercury at all costs.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some components indicate that a product may contain mercury. Calomel, cinnabar, hydrargyri oxidum rubrum, and quicksilver are among them. Keep an eye out for any of these components. While they may aid in the reduction of black spots, the health hazards associated with them are just not worth it.
Finally, specialists often suggest obtaining a chemical peel to address various skin concerns, including dark spots.
Chemical peels employ powerful acids to remove the skin's epidermis. More strong variations may even enter the dermis or the skin's middle layer. There are both over-the-counter and professional-level chemical peels available.
This form of therapy is beneficial for many individuals, but it is not without hazards. Chemical peels may cause skin irritation, redness, and blistering. They may also cause scars if done incorrectly.
As you can see, there are various popular over-the-counter remedies for black spots, but they all have hazards. Other treatments, like microdermabrasion and laser peels, may have comparable adverse effects. However, if you're prepared to take a chance, one of these alternatives could work out (except for mercury, of course).
2. Natural Dark Spot Treatments
Let's perform a complete 180 and move on to the opposite type of treatment: natural therapies. Evencome is all about living a natural existence. As a result, we've compiled a thorough list of our best all-natural substances and do-it-yourself solutions for decreasing the look of black spots.
Here are some of the most effective substances for fading hyperpigmentation:
- Turmeric: Another common household spice that, when utilized appropriately, provides a plethora of hidden skincare benefits. Turmeric is high in antioxidants and is used as a natural pain reliever. As such, it's an absolute must-have. Turmeric may help heal dark spots by preventing them from growing due to sun damage (it's not a replacement for SPF, however!).
- Apple Cider Vinegar: For good reason, this ingredient has lately become popular in the health and wellness industry. It includes acetic acid, which has been shown to enhance complexion and lessen the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
- Aloe Vera: This calming, cooling gel is helpful for more than just sunburns. Aloe vera, which contains the active component acemannan, is also excellent for minimizing the appearance of sunspots. By applying a slight coating of aloe vera to your black spots daily, you may be able to eliminate their visibility in no time.
- Lemon juice is an age-old cure for removing dark spots and the whitening of hair. However, keep in mind that lemon juice may dry the skin. Leave it away if you realize that the lemon juice is causing more damage than good.
We'd be remiss if we didn't bring up vitamins. Although vitamins are all-natural components, we chose to put them in their area since they are vital.
If you want to get rid of black spots, have a look at these three vitamins:
- Vitamin A: The letter "A" stands for "awesome." Vitamin A, a member of the retinoid family, is excellent for exfoliation. It promotes the skin's natural capacity to regenerate new cells, allowing dark areas to heal faster and the skin's texture to improve when dead skin cells are removed.
- Vitamin E is often used to help lessen the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. It also aids in the development of your skin's natural defense systems against UV damage. In this sense, vitamin E acts as a preventative step against dark spots (albeit it is not as effective as SPF).
- Finally, there's vitamin C, the holy grail of skincare vitamins. Vitamin C aids in the prevention of new dark spots. It is claimed to be particularly beneficial for persons with dark skin tones.
Vitamin C, like vitamin A, is a good exfoliant for the top layer of the skin and hence gives advantages comparable to vitamin A. Vitamin C serums are pretty famous, as are vitamin C masks and moisturizers.
4. Masks for the Face
You've undoubtedly got one more question: what if I'm searching for a particular product? What is the most effective product for fading dark spots? We may be prejudiced, but we have to go for face masks.
The correct face mask will supply your skin with tremendous nutrition, moisture, and healing. Our "Gold Clay Face Mask," for example, is mainly intended to provide your skin with all of these benefits and more.
Our mask is the sole practical solution for decreasing the appearance of black patches. It contains several of the substances listed above, including:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Vitamins A and E
All of these elements work together to help you get through those annoying areas.
Even better, our gold clay mask is entirely natural. This means you won't have to worry about any potentially harmful side effects of harsh chemical treatments. Our mask is solely here to assist you.
"This Vitamin C Gold Clay Mask makes my skin glowing and youthful! Love it!"
- Sarah V., Verified customer
January 1st, 2022
Written by Leila E., Evencome Paris