Why Do I Have Dark Skin Spots
A person’s natural skin colour is determined by both their genetic background as well as environmental factors. The actual colour is determined by the levels of melanin in the skin.
Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes that are found in the outer layers of the skin.
The natural pigment in the skin is actually the bodies built in protection against the suns harmful UV rays.
Dark spots and pigmentation occur when excess melanin production leaves dark deposits of excess melanin in the skin, these are also called age or liver spots.
Causes Of Dark Spots Include
- Menopause and other hormonal changes
- Exposure to sunlight
- Certain medications
- Excess exposure to UV (tanning beds)
- Injury to skin
- Nerves or Stress
Can I Treat Dark Spots
There are certain products and ingredients that have been shown to reduce the appearance of dark spots and other pigmentation.
Vitamin C, Liquorice, Arbutin, and Mulberry all help to reduce the natural production of melanin.
The use of products including AHA and BHA’s along with proven ingredients such as salicylic and citric acids help to speed the exfoliation of darker skin cells which will in turn fade dark spots and promote the development of new healthy skin cells.
Products To Get Rid Of Dark Spots
US based Skinception have launched a specially formulated product that has been clinically tested and found to be highly effective at reducung the appearance of dark spots, and other skin blemishes in around 4 weeks.
The product is called Illuminatural6i an is now available to buy here in Australia.
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