Are dark spots and pigmentation troubling you? Try these tips

By Anju T K, Intern Reporter
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 Causes of Dark Spots and Pigmentation on Face
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We try everything to get immaculate skin, yet small dark spots continue to emerge on our faces.

It remains critical to understand what creates black spots so that we can avoid them. Melanin is a pigment that gives our skin its natural color.

Hormonal shifts, drugs, and sun exposure may cause changes in melanin production, especially on the face. It results in patches of Hyperpigmentation appear around the mouth, causing discoloration.

 Causes of Dark Spots and Pigmentation on Face

Some of the causes of black spots are listed below;

  • Longer screen time:  If you spend too much time in front of a mobile phone, laptop, or television your skin will be harmed. Long-term exposure to fluorescent light hurts the skin. You may begin to notice hyperpigmented areas on your skin. In this case, use an SPF lotion at home daily.
  • Touching pimples: Acne or pimples on the face are frequently touched by people. This behavior aggravates skin conditions and results in dark spots on the face.
  • Not applying sunscreen: Many people believe that sunscreen should only be used when going outside in the sun. It is recommended that you use sunscreen all of the time. Furthermore, you should reapply sunscreen every 3-4 hours. Protect your screen from the sun’s heat, especially around the eyes and in other sensitive places.
  • Exfoliating too much: Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Excess exfoliation, on the other hand, can create hyperpigmentation and skin damage, resulting in dark blotches on the face.
  • Not washing the face properly before sleeping: It has been observed that many people do not adequately cleanse their faces before going to bed. The tiniest dirt particles cling to the skin, resulting in hyperpigmentation. For good skin, one should wash their face thoroughly before going to bed.

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