From freckles and age spots to scarring, many skin problems can make your complexion look uneven. While harmless, an uneven skin tone may prompt some people into trying various skin lightening products.
While there are many skin lightening products and solutions on the market, they aren’t all created equal, and some could even be dangerous. Knowing what to look for can help you choose a safe option if you find yourself wanting a more even complexion.
What causes dark spots on the face?
Dark spots on the face can occur if the skin overproduces melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. This is known as hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation can develop as a result of:
- hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or menopause
- sun exposure
- bites, cuts, and burns
- harsh skin care products
Can you get rid of dark spots?
You’ve likely searched for tips on how to get rid of dark spots. Unfortunately, as we said, it's not possible to get rid of dark spots completely—but, there are a few steps you can take in your skin care routine to help minimize the appearance of existing dark spots as well as prevent new dark spots from appearing. Don’t worry—we’re sharing the steps you can take and the skin care products you can use to get them under control.
How to reduce dark spots on the face?
Now that you know what can cause dark spots, you can create a consistent skin care routine to help address them. Since you can only lighten dark spots once they appear, a strong offense – to prevent their appearance in the first place – is a good idea. The most important thing you can do? Protect your skin—and that means taking sun protection measures every day!
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Moisturizing your skin is one of those underrated steps that often fall by the wayside but shouldn't. When our skin loses water, it can cause pigmentation and dark spots on our face. But once you put that water back in, it can help plump up and potentially reduce the appearance of dark spots. As the skin requires its daily dose of hydration, harsh products can cause damage to your skin when used regularly. So, it is better to choose clean and potent hydrating products that are gentle on your skin.
2. Choose clean and gentle products
Using clean products that are entirely free of toxins and chemicals is the best thing you can do for your skin. Dark spots on the face can be minimized when you use clean products that won't cause damage to your skin. In a nutshell, clean beauty has two major advantages: it is healthier for you and it is better for the environment.
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3. Use face masks
According to experts, face masks help regenerate skin cells and reduce the appearance of dark spots over time. Face masks cover every inch of your face which is why they’re very effective to help you remove black spots on the face.
4. Be gentle, always
From removing your makeup to applying products onto your skin, it’s important to be gentle. Make sure to use taps instead of rubbing products on your face. The extra pressure from our daily activities has the potential to contribute to more black spots on your face which is why you should avoid being too hard on your skin. You can also choose to treat your skin with gentler, cleaner products.
5. Wear sunscreen
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Taking daily sun protection measures should be at the top of your skin care agenda—and that goes for everyone, not just those with dark spots. Pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, since this can help protect against the sun’s rays.
Applying SPF once in the morning on your way out the door isn’t enough. We recommend reapplying every two hours even when you’re indoors. The blue light from digital screens we use is also an added exposure to UV rays that can cause damage to your skin.
7. Limit screen time
The more digital screens and gadgets you use, the more quickly your skin gets damaged. Blue light emitted from screens is very harmful to the skin. So, how do we keep ourselves protected from blue light? BiE’s anti-oxidant-rich, Guardian – Pollution Shield Serum is a skincare product formulated to keep your skin protected from exposure to blue light.
8. Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking plenty of water can do wonders to your skin. It helps in cleansing the body by eliminating toxins. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day will be the best and most natural way of developing clear, smooth, and glowing skin. Also, make sure to sleep well and eat a balanced diet regularly.
BiE’s pigmentation kit
This is the perfect solution to your pigmentation problems. The kit consists of 3 products that are carefully formulated with ingredients that help brighten the skin and remove dark spots.
This face mask acts as an oxygenating and firming agent that tackles hyperpigmentation revealing visibly lifted and brighter skin. The O2wow! face mask helps regenerate skin cells that increase blood circulation and brighten the skin helping you remove black spots on the face.
- Vital Oxygen
- Stem Cells
- Acai Berry
- Other Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Oxy 229 PF, D panthenol, Tragacanth gum, Rose essential, Alpha arbutin, Liquorice extract, Zinc oxide, Titanium dioxide, Hyaluronic acid 1%, Xanthan gum, Phenoxyethanol, Stem cell, Red rice extract, Resveratrol extract, Rose hip hydrosol, Hibiscus hydrosol, Neroli hydrosol, Acai Berry extract, Chamomile extract, and Ginkgo biloba extract
How they solve your pigmentation problems
Vital Oxygen: This phenomenal element helps to improve blood circulation which immediately makes skin look bright and plump.
Stem Cells: A form of regenerative medicine, this ingredient completely revolutionizes your skincare regimen. They breathe life into your skin cells and help them repair themselves.
Acai Berry: A brilliant anti-aging and anti-oxidative agent, enhanced with Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It helps to increase collagen production and brightens skin.
This face oil made primarily with saffron, heals your skin from the damaging effects of pollution and pigmentation, thus helping you remove dark spots or black marks on the face. It helps you achieve an instantly radiant and healthy-looking sheen.
- Marula Oil
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil
- Other Ingredients: Marula oil, Oat oil, Aloe oil, Camellia oil, Imported Argan oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Wheat germ oil, Jojoba oil, Saffron oil, Pure Saffron oil
How they solve your pigmentation problems
Saffron: Saffron is rich in antioxidants and boasts regenerative properties helping you reveal brighter skin free of dark spots.
Marula Oil: This lightweight oil absorbs easily and deeply moisturizes your skin.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil: It seals in moisture and keeps the skin soft and supple.
This moisturizing and hydrating face cream is formulated with ingredients that revive the skin overnight and give your skin a refreshed glow by day. This cream helps reverse signs of aging and tackles free radicals while also minimizing the appearance of dark spots on your skin.
- Hand Pressed Almond Oil
- Stem Cells
- Other Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Almond oil, Shea butter, Canarcel 165, Cetyl alcohol, Vegetable glycerin, Stem cells, Stearic acid, Cetostearyl alcohol, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid 1%, Oat oil, Mango butter, Phenoxyethanol, Collagen powder, Sepiplus 400, Sodium benzoate, GMS, Squalane, Vitamin E oil, Saffron oil, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA
Hand Pressed Almond Oil: Nourishes and enriches your skin. A natural source of Vitamin E, it revives the skin and protects it from damage by free radicals.
Stem Cells: This ingredient has been scientifically and medically proven to completely revolutionize the skincare game. Breathe life into your skin cells and help them repair themselves.
Squalane: Provides exceptional hydration by slowing down trans-epidermal water loss and deeply moisturizes without leaving an oily finish.
Adding this to your skincare routine will help reduce dark spots on your skin. The pigmentation kit works its magic best when you follow the routine like a religion.
Dark spots on the skin, or hyperpigmentation, can have a range of causes. They are usually harmless and do not need treatment. If a person wants to get rid of dark spots, they need to primarily make sure that they’re protecting their skin against the sun. Make sure to follow your skin care routine consistently and give it the care and pampering it needs.
We all need to start treating our skin gently and use products that do not have any harsh chemicals in them. Clean beauty is the best choice and also ultimately benefits the environment. So what are you waiting for? Go clean with your skincare today!