Dark spots can be hard to deal with. They not only look bad but also get worse with time. Now, these dark spots all over the face could be a side effect of a medication, acne, or direct sun exposure. The last one is pretty damaging to the overall skin and can result in uneven pigmentation through the skin accompanied by rough patches. No amount of cold ointments can fix it. And yes, it turns only worse when not taken care of. So here are a few tips on how to help soothe hyperpigmentation on your face.
Sunscreen is a holy grail for hyperpigmentation. That is why dermatologists keep raving about such a savior-like skin care product. Sunscreen helps placate the impact of UVA and UVB rays that dull the skin, makes it look patchy, and add dryness, even more. You must not miss out on this one essential product. It comes in the form of cream and sometimes sprays. Add a sufficient amount all over the face and neck (exposed areas of the skin). Wear a minimum of 30+ SPF during the day.
When not protected from the sun, the exposed skin faces damaging skin cells that do many other things as well, including hyperpigmentation.
Retinol is a proven ingredient in skincare that cures hyperpigmentation over time. It is miraculous to see astounding results. Among purposes like treating acne and smoothening fine lines, retinol helps relieve hyperpigmentation as well. It is not supposed to be used during the day as the ingredient replenishing function can damage the skin further with new cells progressively under the sun. Do this at night before so the product sits on the face in peace for a long.
- Vitamin C
Nothing can work like a charm other than a good dose of Vitamin C. Want to know why our parents always stressed about taking in more fruits? Vitamin C clears the skin and makes it look radiant and plump. It actively works on collagen and elastin, hence enhancing the overall look of the facial skin. It also helps keep skin looking younger as it supplies loads of antioxidants.
It is important to keep your skin under the effect of a thick moisturizer during the winter season and a lightweight moisturizer during the summer season. This is because hydration reduces the skin from getting burnt or getting pigments. It will not be dry, rather the skin will have the time to replenish itself under protection. Hyperpigmentation looks more severe when the top layer of the skin is dry. Therefore, apply twice with gentle hands all over the face and neck.
- De-Tan Face Mask
Putting on face masks is a relaxing hobby for many and an objective-oriented task for others. If you had prolonged exposure to the sun and an unhealthy tan has become visible, it is wise to give your skin the things it lost, the moisture. This will also assist in turning over the top layer that has been damaged. You can use the following combinations:
- Coffee and honey
- Yogurt and turmeric
- Cornstarch, honey, and turmeric
So these were some of the most effective measures that will help you get rid of hyperpigmentation. Not only this, but the tips will also judiciously work on the pimple marks that have developed a dark patch or spot. After all, we all need flawless skin, not here for dull skin with unhealthy tanning. From a beauty perspective, you will say goodbye to color correctors in no time and get smooth and radiant-looking skin instead of parched one. Your face should glitter from within, not because of direct sunlight, only. Beauty doesn’t come with its terms and conditions.