Discoloration can be caused by a number of different factors but it is always linked to melanin, the substance in skin which creates pigment. An over production of melanin causes dark spots, discoloration and an uneven tone. The most common trigger of dark marks is damage to the cells caused by UV rays. Changes in hormones, such as those that occur during pregnancy, can also cause discoloration which is known as melasma. Dark marks can also be an issue if you experience a lot of acne breakouts and scarring.
Targeting excess melanin is the name of the game when it comes to fading all types of discoloration. Dark spot treatment products help reduce excess melanin but one product alone will not give you the results you want. An exfoliating cleanser will remove debris on the skin and allow your dark spot corrector to penetrate more effectively. Next, you’ll need a dark spot treatment that brightens the complexion with ingredients like hydroquinone, arbutin and vitamin C. Finally, the only way to prevent dark spots from reappearing is to use a sunscreen every single day, so choose a lightweight formula that is comfortable enough to wear daily.
For help building the perfect regimen that includes a dark spot treatment product, ask our Customer Care team. They’ll help you understand the causes of your dark marks and direct you to resources so you can learn about dark spots, melasma and more. The right dark spot corrector can reveal the even and bright complexion of your dreams.