New Delhi: If you are prone to pigmentation, you may be familiar with the struggle of removing dark spots. Recurring and stubborn dark spots can have a negative impact on self-esteem and worsen over time if not treated properly.
While many over-the-counter creams claim to fade dark spots in a matter of days, there is no such magical potion that will clear your skin instantly unless you address the underlying cause. Pigmentation is caused by an excess of melanin production in skin cells, which can be caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes, a poor diet, medical conditions, the use of certain products, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or environmental factors.
Here are seven simple ways to treat dark spots on your body and achieve a bright and clear complexion.
Put on broad-spectrum sunscreen.
The sun’s UV radiation stimulates the production of melanin, which results in tanning. Sun exposure, on the other hand, can exaggerate post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, causing brown spots to darken. As a result, include sunscreen in your skincare routine 365 days a year to avoid exacerbating pigmented marks. Also, physical protection is more effective than sunscreen, so wear a hat, scarf, or even an umbrella when you go outside. To avoid exacerbating the skin problem, try to avoid spending long periods of time in the sun.
Consume antioxidants in your diet.
Consume antioxidant-rich foods such as colourful fruits and vegetables, berries, dark chocolate, and so on to improve the appearance of your skin. Antioxidants promote collagen production, speed up the healing of acne scars, increase cell turnover, and result in a brighter complexion.
Consume an adequate amount of water.
Dark spots can be caused by a lack of hydration, so drinking plenty of water can do wonders for your skin. Drinking water can protect the skin from pollutants and help it heal faster, resulting in a flawless complexion.
To reduce the appearance of dark spots, exfoliate your skin gently at least twice a week. Choose exfoliators based on alpha-hydroxy acids to improve skin by removing top layers of skin and dead cells to reveal healthy, glowing skin.
Turmeric can be used to treat dark spots.
Turmeric, which is high in anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, has been shown to inhibit melanin production in the skin. Turmeric applied topically to dark spots can help to lighten hyperpigmentation and prevent acne.
Use a night cream.
While you sleep on your beauty, your skin repairs and rejuvenates. As a result, use a night cream that contains a high concentration of antioxidants, Vitamin E, Kojic acid, Azelaic acid, and Glycolic acid. When your body is getting the right vitamins in the right amounts, the health of your skin cells improves quickly and radiates from within. Some of the best vitamins for lightening dark spots are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B12, and vitamin E. In general, vitamin skin treatment begins to produce results; however, to determine which vitamins are appropriate for your skin type, consult a certified dermatologist.
Create good skincare habits.
Cleanse your skin twice a day to remove dirt and dead skin cells. Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep per night to give your skin enough time to heal. For glowing skin, give up bad habits like excessive drinking and smoking.