Treatments for Dark Spots on Face

 

 

Dark spot is a brownish or greyish spots that typically appear on the skin areas that are consistently exposed to the sun. It's mostly the aftereffect of not lathering enough sunscreen before leaving the house or not reapplying every 2-3 hours when in direct exposure with the sun 🤦‍♀️

 

 

Well, that's all in the past and now we're all trying our best to fix it and to be more loyal with Mr.Sunscreen, right? 🤗 But do you often find your search for the cure to your dark spots to meet a dead end? It's like, out of hundreds of the products that you've tried, only one or two actually help you to fade your dark spots but just for a tiny bit. Ugh, it's frustrating I know! 😫

 

Here's a general rule to find the right product for your dark spots. First of all, look for products labelled with "skin brightening" power. And the next step, look up for these ingredients:

  • Vitamin C
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid like glycolic and lactic acid (lactic acid works best for sensitive skin)
  • Beta Hydroxy Acid (salicylic acid)
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Retinol
  • Licorice extract
  • Melanozyme
  • Kojic acid

These are the guys that are proven to help fight dark spots. So try to look for them in your skincare products and give it a go!

 

Be careful of hydroquinone that has been claimed to get rid of dark spots. Hydroquinone has a bleaching property and it's especially harmful for darker skin tones. Yep, bleaching means it only causes your skin to become thinner and more vulnerable to the environment 😫 Unless it's prescribed by medical practitioners, it's best to avoid buying this ingredient over the counter 🙅‍♀️

 

Alright, some dark spots can be harder to treat using topical treatments. No worries, there are always other alternatives to remove your dark spots. If you're willing to spend extra ringgit for your skin, you may try these options:

  • Chemical peels
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Laser treatments
  • Microdermbrasion
  • Photofacials

Try getting a little heads up on these options by visiting a dermatologist or medical aesthetic physician and remember to only get it done at a trusted centre! ✨