Dark Spots On Face ImageDo you have dark spots on your face? Unfortunately this is an all too common affliction caused by many different factors. Luckily, there are ways to remove them!

However, before you can start fixing the problem, you have to understand what causes them and how to avoid potential skin-irritating elements.

What causes dark spots on your face? 

Dark spots on your face can be caused by a variety of environmental and physical factors. Most likely, hyperpigmentation, when your skin produces too much melanin in a certain area, is the root of the cause. Hormonal imbalances, like pregnancy, can also cause dark spots on your face. While, unfortunately, you can’t avoid any of the above factors, you can protect your skin from dark spots in other ways. 

Remember to always wear sunscreen and avoid extreme sun exposure when possible! Sun damage is one of the leading causes of dark spots on your face and also causes your skin to age more quickly.  Rough, dry skin is not worth a summer tan. Additionally, dark spots can appear after an acne breakout or other skin condition, especially when the breakout has been picked at or irritated. Instead of scratching or trying to pop acne, try to avoid the temptation and apply a medicated ointment instead to fix the problem.

How to remove dark spots from skin 

Dark spots on your face can be frustrating, but luckily there are several skin care ingredients that work wonders to remove them. Glycolic acid serves as an exfoliator to remove built-up dead skin cells. Hyaluronic acid is a great anti-aging option that hydrates your skin, making it look bright and glowing. Finally, Kojic acid is a great fix for hyperpigmention and sun damage. Look for serums with these ingredients, like our Dark Spot Corrector, that will leave your skin looking fresh and dark spot-free.

Although hydroquinone is an extremely popular ingredient in dark spot correctors, steer clear of it! It is a highly dangerous toxic chemical that has even been banned in many countries. While it has been proven to be effective in fading dark spots, removing a few blemishes is not worth putting a carcinogenic ingredient on your delicate skin. Remember to always read the ingredients of every cosmetic product you use in order to ensure that it doesn’t contain anything unsafe or potentially harmful to your skin. Luckily there are a lot of other ingredients out there that do the trick.  Look for formulas containing ingredients like kojic acid instead.

Removing dark spots from your face takes time, so you have to be patient. Although it can be frustrating, you typically have to wait 8 – 12 weeks after using a dark spot corrector to see dark spots fade. Use it religiously according to the instructions on the box to ensure best results. Don’t give up too early or you will have just wasted time, money, and energy on a product that you didn’t even give a chance to work. Just remember that it will be worth it in the end!