A common side effect of aging and environmental damage, dark spots can make skin look uneven – but what are dark spots exactly, what causes them and how do you reduce the appearance of facial dark spots? We answer all of your questions and explain how to help lighten, brighten and diminish the appearance of dark spots with 5 skincare essentials.
What are dark spots?
Also known as hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun spots or freckles, dark spots refer to the darkening or discoloration of the skin that occurs when melanin (the pigment that gives skin its color) is overproduced.
What causes dark spots on face?
There are multiple factors that can cause dark spots to appear on the face, including hormones, age, genetics, sun exposure, pollution, and skin injury or inflammation (cuts, burns or acne).
The more skin is exposed to environmental aggressors without protection, the more likely hyperpigmentation is to occur and the darker these spots can appear.
How to help get rid of facial dark spots
Once developed, dark spots can linger for years if left untreated. However, with the right skin treatments, reducing the appearance of dark spots is possible.
Use a dark spot corrector
Designed to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spot correctors are often the easiest way to even out skin tone. Opt for a formula infused with lightening ingredients, like Vitamin C, to make dark spots look visibly smaller.
Formulated with brightening Vitamin C, Emblica and Sophora, No7 LABS Dark Spot Correcting Booster Serum works overtime to improve the appearance of uneven pigmentation. Apply directly to the desired area morning and night after cleansing to make dark spots appear faded in just 2 weeks.