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The #1 Cause Of Dark Spots & How To Effectively Fight Them
Jan Jordan, multi-location day spa owner and skin care specialist for over 20 years, shares the leading cause of dark spots in this Q & A, along with the best way to diminish or in some cases, completely remove them.   
  • So what is the #1 Cause of Dark Spots?
  • "Sun Exposure is, without a doubt, the #1 cause of dark spots. Is sun exposure the only culprit?  Not by a long-shot, but it’s the most common cause.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure from tanning beds can be equally damaging.
  • Although there’s nothing you can do about past sun or UV light exposure, there is hope."
  • So what exactly are age spots?
     
    "It all comes down to melanin (skin pigmentation).  When excessive amounts of melanin are produced, the skin in that area changes its pigmentation and dark spots appear. 
Hormonal changes, aging, birth control pills and medications such as estrogen and tetracyclines can also cause dark spots. This often surfaces as melasma, which appears as tan or brown blotchy patches.
 
Medical conditions like liver and Addison’s disease can also cause dark spots.
 
Suffice it to say, there are a myriad of causes; yet, sun exposure remains the leading culprit and is therefore the #1 focus when it comes to finding an effective dark spot correcting solution." 
 
How do you treat dark spots if you can’t identify the exact cause of them?
 
“We have been treating dark spots for over 20 years and in my opinion it’s one of our biggest challenges,” says Jordan. “Because dark spots can be caused by so many different factors, it can be difficult to effectively diagnose the exact cause, and treat them effectively.
 
That being said, because we know that sun exposure is the most common cause and, in my experience, is usually the culprit in about 80-90% of the clients we treat, we always start there. In these cases, dark spots can almost always be diminished or even eliminated with a high quality dark spot corrector that doesn’t contain toxic ingredients like hydroquinone.  Natural alternatives that contain glycolic and kojic acids are much safer.
 
When combined with an intense exfoliator such as a high quality retinol cream, the synergy created results in twice the effectiveness as the retinol exfoliates the dead layers of the skin, allowing the dark spot corrector to penetrate to the melanin more effectively."
  • What do you think stops people from getting results?

    “No doubt about it, it’s time. We live in an instant gratification society. People want results quickly.” Jordan explains, “The key is allowing adequate time for the products to work. You need at least 2-3 months of consistent use.
     
    Many people give up after only a few weeks or they don’t use a product consistently. You should be using the product(s) every day or at a minimum, every other day.
     
    The truth is, dark spot correctors can get a bad rap but I can tell you from 20 years of experience that they do work. Most of the customers that claim they don’t work did not allow enough time, didn’t use it consistently, or a combination of both.
     
    They would have experienced results if they would have just hung in there. 

It’s sad because most of them will just keep trying products looking for that holy grail, but will never find it because no product will provide quick results. Be patient and allow time to work on your side – that is an integral part of the process. Those dark spots didn’t appear overnight and they won’t disappear overnight either.”

What about those that follow your advice for 2-3 months of use and still achieve minimal results?

“Great question,” says Jordan. “Unfortunately, if the dark spots are caused by one of the other factors that cannot be controlled, such as hormones, aging, medications or medical issues, then no topical product will work.  If you haven’t experienced results after 2-3 months of consistent use of a dark spot corrector, then your dark spots are almost certainly being caused by one of these factors and aren’t treatable. I have found in my experience that those are typically only about 10-20% of cases though.

 That’s why our products are all backed by a 100% money back, results guarantee.

There are going to be a certain percentage of people with dark spots that just can’t be treated, although those cases are certainly in the minority.
 
We understand and expect that, and that is why their investment will always be safe with us.”
 
In addition to the obvious ally found in using a Dark Spot Corrector, what other quick tips can you offer?
 
“Well,” responds Jordan, “there are a couple of things you can do to prevent new dark spots from forming and existing ones from getting darker.

I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but protect yourself from sun exposure. We know the sun is the primary cause of dark spots, not to mention it can cause existing ones to worsen.
 
Wear a sunscreen with a minimum spf of 15. I can’t stress this enough. And stay away from tanning beds.
 
Most people would be amazed at how well their skin would respond by just protecting it from the sun and nourishing it with high quality skin care products.”

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What our customers are saying about our dark spot corrector:

I have been using this product for about 3 to 4 weeks and I saw where my dark sun spots lightened up dramatically! Much better than the other products I have tried before with little success.I highly recommend this product as it is less expensive and uses natural products which are better for you.  Moxie

Very good product! Works well without harsh ingredients. Works better than prescriptions from dermatologist costing 3 times as much. Anna

The dark spot corrector is working. I have been using it for about 5 weeks. I use it in the morning and their retinol cream at night. It feels good on my skin. The sun damage on my face is a lot less noticeable now. A few people have complimented me on how good I look. I have tried dozens of creams before this one with absolutely no results, so I am happy with the product and have reordered. J. Pecoraro