Skin Treatment for Dark Spots

Dark spots are commonly called as age spots. Medically this condition is known as hyper-pigmentation. Their sizes vary from half a centimeter to about one centimeter.


People with dry skin often face the problem of dark spots. Also it is seen that on exposure of skin to ultraviolet radiations from the sun may lead to formation of these dark spots or age spots on the surface of the skin. They are called age spots as they normally start forming at the age ranging between 35 and 40.


It is seen that fair skinned individuals face the problem of these dark spots more than compared to dark skinned individuals.


There are many ways to reduce these age spots and help from their reappearance. Some of the best steps taken in order to avoid these dark spots are listed below 


Citrus Fruits Can be Used to Remove Hyperpigmentation Spots


Citrus fruits contain vitamin C. Vitamin C is a chemical which helps in lightening the skin when is applied on its surface. Lemon is one of the best sources of vitamin C. It can be used by cutting and applying on the dark spots affected area. It reduces the dark pigmentation and lightens the skin. After the application of the juice it is advised to leave it on for 15-20 minutes. 


Face Masks and Moisturizers


Face masks containing lemon juice and cucumber can be used. These are much better compared to the face masks using chemicals. Cucumber has cooling effect on the skin and it also helps in removing the tan. A mixture of parsley juice with orange and lemon can be applied with your moisturizing cream. This will have a bleaching effect on the skin, thus enabling in reducing the dark spots on the skin. 


Applying Sun Screens



It is very important to apply sun screen lotion when you venture out. SPF 15 lotions can block both UVA and UVB rays. The lotion must be applied a little before going out in the sun. Most of the harmful rays from the sun come in between the time from 10am to 4pm. If you are outside during this period, it is of utmost importance that you apply a healthy sun screen lotion containing SPF 15. 


Should not Pick Pimples


Picking of pimples will not only disturb the skin surface but also leave a permanent mark once the pimple is gone. This will cause a dark spot. So it is very important not to touch the area around which you have got a pimple.


Hydroquinone Cream


Hydroquinone cream is a special cream which contains the chemical hydroquinone. This chemical works on the dark areas of the skin and help in lightening them. But it is very important to keep in mind that it should not be used in case of blemishes. And before using any such cream you have to consult with a dermatologist.


With these simple steps you can reduce dark spots or stop them from appearing and keep your skin glowing and healthy.

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