WHAT CAN BE DONE TO TACKLE DARK SPOTS?
Published January 17, 2023
Dark spots, also called hyperpigmentation, are the worst nightmare of anyone who wants a flawless complexion. When your complexion is marked by spots, which can be small, large, round, or irregular, it loses its balanced and even appearance.
HOW DOES A HYPERPIGMENTATION SPOT FORM?
Hyperpigmentation spots appear after an accumulation of melanin, the pigment that gives the skin its color. Melanin is produced by specialized cells in the epidermis called melanocytes. Melanin is normally spread evenly in the skin.
When influenced by various factors, such as sun, pollution, aging or hormones, the melanocytes become overactive, melanin production is disrupted and it is deposited in uneven patches, creating pigment clusters on the skin.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT DARK SPOTS FROM SETTLING IN?
STEP 1: USE SUN PROTECTION DAILY
UV rays are one of the main factors in the appearance of dark spots. The first good habit to adopt is using sun protection like our favorite brand, EltaMD, every day to protect the skin from UV rays.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE THE SKIN ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK
Exfoliate the skin once or twice a week to even out the complexion. Ideal for reviving the radiance of the complexion, SCRUB & MASK is a dual-exfoliation mask-scrub that reveals smoother, fresher-looking skin.
STEP 3: USE TARGETED TREATMENTS FOR DARK SPOTS
The core formula of our SKIN-UNIFY skincare collection is inspired by three renowned aesthetic medicine techniques for an even and radiant complexion:
1. Laser inspiration for anti-dark spot action = Vitamin C + glabridin (a chemical compound found in licorice root extract) + "Rainbow" algae extract complex in the core formula
2. Peel inspiration for even skin tone action = Smoothing plant active ingredient extracted from yarrow in the core formula
3. Medical strobing inspiration for illuminating action = Plumping hyaluronic acid in the core formula
STEP 4: PROTECT YOUR HANDS
Don't forget the hands, which are also an exposed area prone to dark spots. To protect them, use gloves in both winter and summer during outdoor activities like gardening.
By following these tips, especially adding anti-dark spot products to your skincare routine, you should effectively reduce dark spots and visibly even out skin tone for a glowing complexion.