SKIN SPOTS: HOW TO LIGHTEN THEM
Skin blemishes, well known to most people, are an extremely annoying skin blemish that appears as a discoloration that makes the complexion much less homogeneous. The appearance of these annoying spots is linked to an excessive production of melanin.
But why does our skin start producing too much of it? In other words, why do these flecks end up on our skin?
In this article, we discover the main causes of skin spots and some simple remedies that can help lighten them.
THE CAUSES OF STAINS
Dark spots usually begin to appear with advancing age. But that's not necessarily the case. The causes of their appearance are in fact different and among these we find hormonal imbalances, excessive exposure to the sun, or they can appear as a result of burns or scars. Pimples can also lead to blemishes, as can melasma in pregnancy situations.
In case of doubts it is always recommended to consult a doctor.
HOW TO LIGHTEN THEM? THE RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS
There are now many solutions on the market in creams, serums or treatments, designed specifically to lighten blemishes of any type. The best solutions, that is the really effective ones, are those that contain in particular one of these ingredients:
Vitamin C: works by making the skin younger and more elastic. Its effective lightening action immediately gives brightness to the complexion. Vitamin C also defends against environmental pollution and other possible harmful factors coming from the outside.
Vitamin E: has a very strong anti-inflammatory action that helps the skin defend itself from sun damage. For this reason it is one of the main products that we find recurrently in anti-aging cosmetics.
HOW TO LIGHTEN THE SPOTS: THE ROUTINE TO FOLLOW
There are three key steps to follow to be able to lighten skin blemishes and keep their reappearance at bay.
- protection from sun rays: it is important to always wear cosmetic products (sunscreens) that protect the skin from UV radiation
2. exfoliation: exfoliating means eliminating the most superficial layers of the skin, removing with them even the darkest layers of skin, the spots. This can be done through a mechanical exfoliation (with scrub) or a chemical exfoliation (with acids)
- counteract skin aging: when fighting dark spots, it is always better to focus on products that also act as antioxidants, that is, capable of counteracting the release of free radicals.
ATTENTION: DO YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO USE THESE PRODUCTS?
The specific products for lightening spots must necessarily be used after the summer, NEVER DURING. In fact, products of this type very often have a photosensitizing action. This means that during the period of use of the same, it is recommended to avoid exposure to the sun to avoid worsening the situation.
Autumn and winter are therefore the best seasons to decide to declare war on the spots so hated!
In conclusion, we can say that by using the right products and consistently performing three steps in our routine, you can get great results and see the spots on the skin lighten considerably until, in many cases, disappear.