How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Your Face?

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From freckles and age spots to scarring, many things can make your complexion look uneven. Here at Jess Beauty we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to achieve flawless glowy skin in a safe and effective way.

What Causes Dark Spots?

We all want an even skin tone, so it’s easy to freak out when we notice a darker patch on our complexion. So, what exactly are dark spots? Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, result from an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin, eye, and hair color. 

Dark spots tend to be pretty easy to solve and are actually indicators that can help us to improve our overall health. Knowing the main causes of dark spots on the skin can help to understand how to avoid them in the first place. Here are the most common causes:

  • Sun Exposure: 

  • Extended exposure to sunlight stimulates the skin to produce more melanin, potentially resulting in the gradual formation of dark spots over time. By the way… we are not saying that you should stop going to the beach, just enjoy the sun safely!

  • Hormonal Changes: 

  • Hormonal fluctuations can contribute to the development of dark spots. Conditions like melasma often arise due to hormonal imbalances, leading to patches of hyperpigmentation on the face.

  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): 

  • Inflammation caused by acne, insect bites, or other skin injuries can trigger an overproduction of melanin. As the skin heals, spots can form, especially in darker tone complexions.

  • Genetics: 

  • Genetic predisposition can influence the skin's susceptibility to dark spots. People with a family history of hyperpigmentation can be more prone to developing dark spots.

  • Aging:

  • As we get older, the skin's natural processes can become less efficient, including the distribution of melanin. This can lead to the concentration of pigment in specific areas, giving rise to the appearance of dark brown to black spots.

    On its own, a dark spot fading process can take between 6 to 12 months but deeper discoloration may take years to fade. The good news is treatment options can help quicken the fading process and (of course) we’re here to let you know the best skin care products you can use to achieve this. 

    Things to Avoid

    When it comes to getting rid of dark spots, some skin-lightening practices can be dangerous. For example, the American Academy of Dermatology warns against using liquid bleach on the skin. This can cause serious burns and other injuries. 

    Some skin-lightening products can also contain unlisted ingredients, such as steroids, which should not be used without medical supervision. Others can even contain mercury, which is highly toxic.

    Our skin is our biggest organ, that’s why we have to take special care of it and be mindful of the chemicals and ingredients in the products we apply it. That’s why in Jess Beauty we are 100% committed to prioritize safety, non-toxicity, and environmental friendliness. 

    All our products are vegan, non-GMO and paraben free. Packed with top quality ingredients, they provide you with a safe and naturally wholesome Korean skincare inspired experience.

    How to Remove Dark Spots

    Choose Gentle Cleansers: 

    Gentle skincare products that are free from sulfates, fragrances, or alcohol, keep your skin clean without damaging its barrier and minimizing irritation, that can lead to hyperpigmentation. 

    Try out our Face Reset Cleanser, made with moisturizers and naturally derived ingredients that will nourish and hydrate your skin.

    Take Advantage of Skin-Brightening Products: 

    Skin-brightening face products can help to lighten and even out the skin tone by regulating the production of melanin. These kinds of products help improve skin texture, enhance natural radiance and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well. 

    Try applying our Coffee Break Eye Cream, inspired by the latest demands of k-beauty. Making the most of the benefits of caffeine, squalane, and panthenol. It evens skin tone, improves dark circles under eyes, and reduces inflammation. Pair it with Shine Bright Serum, rich in hyaluronic acid and beneficial vitamins, it nourishes and brightens your complexion, while keeping your face moisturized for hours. 

    Use Components that Improve Skin Photoaging

    Ingredients like retinoids and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) increase cell turnover, speed up exfoliation, and promote new, healthy skin growth; that can improve the evening of your skin tone overtime. Try using our C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer, it will help your skin retain long-lasting moisture, and reduce hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.

    Here’s a #JessBeautyTip! You can find all these products bundled up in our Dark Spots Kit. This perfect combination, carefully curated to solve your needs, not only addresses uneven skin tone but actively works to reduce dark spots, thanks to the effects of its key ingredients. You can’t miss it for the world!




    Prevention is Key

    Prevention is always the best solution to any problem. Not all causes of dark spots on skin can be prevented, nonetheless there are a couple of measures you can take to keep the dark spots at bay. 


    Use Sunscreen Everyday:

    By using a high SPF sunscreen, you can prevent your skin from becoming damaged and ensure that it's as healthy as possible to combat dark spots on the skin and to keep the ones you already have from worsening. 

    Two of our best seller sunscreen products, Let it Sun SPF 50 + Sunscreen and Sun Drop SPF 50+ Sunscreen Oil, are formulated with antioxidants to keep your skin nourished and protected against sun damage all day, every day. 

    Cover Up:

    Covering overexposed areas of the face, neck, and other regions from the sun can help prevent the development of black or brown spots. Despite the use of sunscreen, these areas can remain particularly susceptible to dark spots. Try wearing your favorite baseball team cap or a trendy hat to keep your face and neck protected from the sun.

    Avoid The Midday Sun:  

    During the peak hours of midday and early evenings, the sun's intensity and temperature are at their highest, posing a greater risk of sun damage and the formation of dark spots. To protect your skin, opt for shaded areas during these times and consider sun exposure during periods when it is less harmful to your skin.

    By adopting these preventive measures and prioritizing sun protection, you can effectively minimize your risk of developing dark spots and maintain healthier, fresh-looking skin over time.

    I have dark spots… Should I see a doctor? 

    While many dark spots are harmless, it's important to differentiate them from other skin changes, such as melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Consulting a doctor for proper evaluation and guidance is crucial for those unsure about their dark spots or unable to eliminate them.

    Achieving an even complexion involves embracing safe and effective treatment options, and prioritizing skin health. By taking these recommendations, you can embark on a transformative skincare journey that celebrates radiant, healthy skin.

    Remember, your skin is unique, and it deserves personalized care and attention. Embrace your individuality, and celebrate your natural beauty with confidence and Jess Beauty.

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