Sun damage, environmental factors and, yes, the natural aging process, can all cause dark spots or uneven skin tone. For years, most of the remedies for lightening dark spots have involved peels or scrubs – treatments that may have been effective, but not necessarily pleasant.
But lightening the dark spots and evening your skin tone no longer has to be an endless regimen of acidic creams and abrasive peels.
Some tips to keep your skin tone bright and even
It’s important to take care of your skin every day to make sure that you are minimizing the damage being done to your skin by the sun and other environmental factors.
- Use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher daily. with SPF 15 or higher. Sun damage is one of the biggest causes of skin discoloration, dryness, and wrinkles. Plus, there’s always the risk of skin cancer. Be smart and wear your sunscreen every day – even in the winter.
- Do not pick or pop pimples – this can result in permanent scarring.
- Keep in mind that dark spots on the skin can be caused by many things, including medications, or even disease. If you have persistent dark spots, you should see your dermatologist or family physician – just to be safe.