Many black spots or dark patches can be easily lightened or eliminated to restore a glowing facial complexion. Dark spots, patches and other marks on the face may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin. Some factors that can lead to this condition include over exposure to the sun, hormone imbalance, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress.
Spots and patches on the face can be embarrassing and even lead to low self-esteem. Luckily, there are many possible treatments, such as acid peels and laser surgeries. Simple, natural homemade remedies also may reduce the appearance of spots and other blemishes on your face.
Types Of Dark Spots
You may be thinking, “Dark spots are dark spots. They’re all the same! Just tell me how to get rid of them!” However, it is very important to know what type of dark spots you have. It will not only make you more informed about your body but also allow you to choose the appropriate treatment to get rid of them.
- Melasma: Melasma refers to the dark spots that appear in a splotch-like form on the cheeks. Hormonal imbalances, hormonal therapy treatment or thyroid dysfunction can cause this kind of dark spots.
- Lentigines: Lentigines are dark spots that appear scattered and in no particular pattern. They are what we commonly refer to as ‘liver spots’ that appear on the skins of old people. They are a direct consequence of excessive exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.
- Pimple marks: When a pimple gets infected with any kind of bacteria, it can become very painful and leave a mark or scar after it pops. This mark can then evolve into a dark spot.
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: Any kind of injury or trauma caused to the skin as a result of abrasions, burns, acne, etc., leading to inflammation, can later cause the formation of dark spots in that area.
Depending on the type of dark spot, you can opt for either a natural and homemade remedy or a cosmetic solution that will work the best to get rid of it. Here are top 10 home remedies for Black Spots on Face.