Hyperpigmentation can leave marks on the face even after pimples and other impurities have gone away, thus causing dark spots. Contributing factors to spots can be internal factors such as excessive intake of iron, hormonal alterations in pregnancy or menopause and lack of some vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, E and B and Calcium. Meanwhile, an external factor can be extreme exposure to the sun. Although some health professionals would advise having the spots checked with a dermatologist to ensure that they are not harmful. However, if you were told that they are not malignant, there are methods you could do at home to get rid of the dark spots.
How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Face
There are differences of opinions on how to get rid of dark spots on face. Here is a list of methods you can apply and see whether any method can work for you.
1. Using sunscreen with SPF 15 daily will help block the sun from causing the darkened spots to worsen. This will also lessen your chances of having skin cancer.
2. Make sure not to squeeze any pimples or zits to prevent any scars.
3. You may use products that contain mild hydroquinone. Hydroquinone has bleaching properties that helps the skin whitens. However, you should put in mind that the use of skin bleaching products may take about three months to one year until you achieve the results you want.
4. Using sour milk to wash your face can promote gentle peeling without irritation due to its lactic acid property.
5. Using of horseradish juice or horseradish vinegar or oatmeal can help lighten dark spots. Apply generous amount of each ingredient on affected area and let it set for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.
6. Applying of olive oil or Vitamin E before going to bed at night can also help lighten dark spots on face.
7. You may also apply sour cream on your face, and leaving it to dry completely. Do not rinse with water, instead wipe off with soft tissue and cover it with moisturizer.
While it may take some time to get rid of these dark spots, you’re going to find that over time it may go away. Keep in mind that it just is not going to happen overnight. If you’re finding that the problem continues to get worst, you may want to consult with a professional about the issue itself.