Dark spots are darkly pigmented patches of skin that appear in people with dark skin. These dark areas of skin can form when an injury to the skin, or after pregnancy or hormone changes, dark patches can also appear. Dark spots can be found on any part of the body and they sometimes darken so much that they look like freckles.
Dark spots may fade over time but dark spots can reappear if you continue to get dark spots frequently. There are many things that contribute to the formation of dark spots on your face; here are some tips on how to prevent dark spots from forming on your face.
1) Wearing sunscreen daily is probably the easiest way to prevent dark spots because it prevents sun damage which causes dark spots. A dark spot that forms when the skin is exposed too much sun damage will look dark brown in color and it will be flat instead of raised up like a dark spot caused by pock marks or inflammation, dark spots due to sun damage are usually dark brown in color.
2) Smoking also contributes to dark spots on your face because it breaks down collagen which is the protein needed for new skin cell growth. If there isn’t enough collagen then dark spots can form easily, smoking also reduces vitamin C levels which are needed for collagen synthesis – Vitamin C helps support the formation of collagen.
3) Skin injuries cause dark spots to form called hyperpigmentation. Scars from injury may stay dark forever so you should always avoid injuring the skin to prevent dark spots from forming.
4) When a dark spot is caused by an injury to the skin, it will start out as a dark purple color and then darken over time. Pregnant women who have dark spots usually see them diminish after giving birth because pregnancy causes dark pigments to rise to the surface of the skin, but dark spots can also come back as brightly as they were before if you don’t take care of your skin properly.
5) Freckles that are caused by sun damage will lighten during winter months when there’s less sun but if you continue being exposed to too much sunlight without proper sunscreen protection, freckles could darken again so its important to protect yourself from the sun.
6) If dark spots form in dark skin and they don’t go away, you should see a dermatologist who will probably prescribe topical medications to apply to your dark spot. Laser resurfacing has also been known to work on dark spots caused by skin damage so you should consider trying that too if all else fails.
7) There are many gentle ways of exfoliating the skin which can help remove dead skin cells on the surface of the face – this helps promote new cell growth which makes dark spots less visible after time passes. Using these gentler exfoliants also helps treat acne because it keeps pores from being clogged with dead skin cells that can cause breakouts.
8) Over-the counter products are great for dark spots because you don’t need a prescription to buy them. There are dark spot creams that work gently on the skin, you just have to find one with good reviews and it could take some time before you see results.
Dark spot creams that contain hydroquinone are usually effective but be careful not to use too much because dark spots may darken even more if your skin isn’t dark enough for hydroquinone treatments.
9) Hyperpigmentation can also form dark brown colored patches of skin on the neck which is called “lentigo senilis”. Even though these dark spots are harmless, they can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance so its always best to treat dark spots as soon as possible before they get worse.
10) You could also try dark spot removing home remedies like lemon juice or tomato paste which contain natural acids that help exfoliate the skin. Many people have found success with these dark spot removing home remedies but there isn’t enough research to say how effective they are at fading dark spots – do your own research before trying any type of dark spot removing home remedy.