Ever wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and notice something different about your skin? Hyperpigmentation, or dark spots, occur when an area of the skin produces more melanin than other areas. Melanin is what gives the eyes, skin and hair its color. Dark spots can appear with age, or due to sun exposure, medications, pregnancy or hormonal changes. The good news is, dark spots can be prevented and treated! A few of our favorite at-home remedies to help treat dark spots are SPF and vitamin B serums.
First, lets talk about sunscreen! Wearing a daily SPF is so important to protect your skin from the sun. But did you know it can also help eliminate the appearance of dark spots? When your bare skin is exposed to sun the melanin production in your skin increases, which increases the appearance of dark spots. The American Association of Dermatology recommends a daily SPF of 30+ during your day to day activities. So before you leave your house today, don’t forget your sunscreen!
The second remedy for dark spots is found in vitamins B12 and B3. Using a vitamin B12 serum helps to promote collagen formation while supporting the growth of new cells. While a vitamin B3 serum, also known as niacinamide, reduces the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone while improving skin barrier function. These serums help eliminate skin discoloration, redness, and glycation-related skin yellowing, leaving the complexion even and bright.
These are just a few suggestions to consider next time you’re looking to update your skincare routine. Achieving a bright, healthy, even complexion may be easier than you think. Investing in a few new products to incorporate into your daily routine will make all the difference for your skin! Just remember, cleanse, correct, hydrate, protect!