How to Fade Brown Skin Spots Quickly
Erasing sunspots and fading dark brown skin spots is easy if you know what skin care methods to implement. Some people dislike the brown skin spots that appear after prolonged skin exposure to the sun’s UV rays. These brown skin spots (also known as liver spots or sun spots) cause such individuals considerable stress. Learn how to fade brown sun spots for perfect, blemish-free skin.
Try these tips to make brown spots disappear:
1. Treat with a twofer
Hydroquinone is the gold standard for diminishing brown spots, but it can irritate skin. Other milder and more natural alternatives to look for are berries, licorice, vitamin C, and glycolic acid (AHA), says in house dermatologist at Facial Care Center, Shyla Valdez, MD.
Look for combo of two or more if the ingredients are mild, and keep in mind that a combo of the strongest elements can cause an adverse reaction on the skin, adds DR. Valdez. Try: Lancome Blanc Expert Derm-Crystal with Vitamin C and AHA.
2. Brighten all over
For complexions mottled by sun damage or hormonal conditions (like melasma), spot treatments are too limited. “They can create a halo effect-areas of lightness on a dark background,” says New York City dermatologist Paul Jarrod Frank, MD. For all over skin clarity, use a full-face brightener like “Nivea Sparkling White Days” age control cream on its own or paired with a spot treatment. Like “Pond’s Flawless White Anti-Spot Intensive Whitening Serum Micro-roller”.
3. Rub on retinol
This anti-ager does more than just fight wrinkles – it also targets hyperpigmentation. “It’s excellent at speeding cell turnover. As brown spots start to form, retinol keeps them from reaching their full maturity,” explains Scottsdale, Arizona dermatologist Jennifer Linder, M.D.
Find it in “L’Oreal RevitaLift Anti-wrinkle + Firming Night Cream”. And apply broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, otherwise spots will return, no matter which fading treatment you use.
4. Use a booster
For a one-two punch, choose a lightening product that also contains a chemical exfoliant like glycolic or salicylic acid. They gently slough off dead cells, instantly brightening skin. The less obvious benefit: “Removing this top layer improves the penetration of active ingredients, making the lightener more effective,” says New York City dermatologist Gervaise Gertner, M.D. One to check out is “Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Solution,” with a potent complex of vitamin C and salycilic acid. The next generation vitamin C treatment prevents melanin from clustering into a dark spot.
5. Don’t forget your neck
Your face treatment will work just as well on the spots on your neck and chest, says Dr. Frank. But ease into it gradually, as the skin in this area may be more delicate. Start by applying the products every other day to help minimize irritation, particularly if it contains potential sensitizers like retinol or glycolic acid.
Article source: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/5-ways-to-fade-age-spots