Pigmentation Treatment Guide: If That Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead!

When it comes to treating dark spots or brown spots on your face, you may be left feeling a bit confused because of the array of products that line store and salon shelves claiming that they can fade away these discolorations. Over time, sun damage may cause dark spots to present themselves on your face, neck, and chest area as well as your hands. The sun is the leading cause of these unsightly spots, but this doesn’t mean that you have to accept them and live with them forever. You can treat pigmentation a few different ways, but it is imperative to start using a high quality SPF of at least 30 every day. This should be applied to your face, neck, and don’t forget your hands! Apply this at least 30 minutes before stepping outdoors so that it can absorb before your skin ever sees the sun. Next, choose a skin lightening agent. Hydroquinone and licorice root extract are two lightening agents commonly found in products formulated to target dark spots and pigmentation on the skin. Kojic acid is another agent that may be found in some of these products. It may be found in soaps, lotions, serums, and creams. You may choose to visit a dermatologist to help you address the problem. The dermatologist may also prescribe a retinoid product to work in conjunction with the lightening product. The idea behind this is that the retinoid product will help the skin to better absorb the lightening agent. It must be noted that it takes time and patience in order to see results from products such as these. It will...