Whilst the summer months bring with them tanned skin, clearer complexions and sun-kissed hair, sun exposure can also bring unsightly dark spots and pigmentation. That’s why we’ve discovered one product to add to your skincare routine that will give you glowing skin all year round.
What are dark spots?
Darks spots are clusters of pigmentation as a result of the overproduction of melanin. They often appear with age but some doctors have noticed a correlation between sun exposure and the appearance of dark spots. Whilst it’s not fully understood why they appear, the change in pigmentation of the skin can be caused by a number of factors.
What causes dark spots?
Whilst it’s believed sun exposure increases the appearance of them, factors such as hormones, pregnancy and acne also have an impact. However, according to medical research company Mayo Clinic, the sun can speed up the skin’s melanin production which can make skin appear uneven and darker in areas.
How can I get rid of them?
The treatment of dark spots is a regular in anti-ageing treatments. Brands often use the ingredient kojic acid in their dark spot treatment as it breaks down the melanin in the skin, helping to fade and reduce the appearance over time. Read on to discover our three to dark spot tackling treatments.