Dark Spots – Causes And Treatments
Our Actual skin colour is determined by the level of melanin in our skin. Genetic background and environmental influences also contribute. Melanin is found in our skin’s outer layer. Produced by cells known as melanocytes.
Skin pigmentation is the natural protection built in to our skin to protect us against the harmful rays of the sun. Exposure to UV rays increases the levels of melanin in the skin. UV rays can cause all kinds of damage to the skins structure.
Over production of melanin causes the dark spots and pigmentation that affects our skin. More commonly known as age or liver spots. They have an unattractive appearance giving the sufferer a darker look to their skin.
Other Causes Of Dark Spots Include
- Menopause And Other Hormonal Changes
- Exposure To UV (Tanning beds and Sunbathing)
- Some Medications
- Stress or Anxiety
How Can Dark Spots Be Treated
Natural products such as Vitamin C, Arbutin, and Mulberry are all known to help reduce the excess production of melanin.
These contain AHA and BHA’s that when working with other proven ingredients including salicylic and citric acids help with the exfoliation of darker skin cells. As the darkened skin cells get pushed to the surface, they gradually start to fade and as new fresh skin cells take their place, disappear completely.
Products are available that include the above ingredients and have been shown to have effective results in reducing the appearance of darks spots and other pigmentation.
A product that has had positive results in reducing dark spots has been formulated by a company called Skinception. A US based skin care company, has shown effective reduction in most users in a little as 4 weeks.
The product is called Illuminatural 6i, it has been clinically proven top have a positive effect on dark spots