In the past, women aged 30 and over were more concerned about the appearance of the first wrinkles.
Today, many of us struggle on several fronts: besides the first fine lines, pigment spots are increasingly forming in the faces.
Suddenly, brownish, irregularly shaped patches appear on the temples, mouth, or cheeks.
Color cells get out of control
Blame on the color defects in the complexion are overactive cells in the skin, called melanocytes. In response to UV light, they produce the skin dye melanin, which protects the skin from the harmful rays. On the outside, they make us brown. They usually provide their service in a controlled and reliable way.
The result: We are uniformly brown. However, certain factors can disrupt individual melanocytes and cause them to overproduce too much UV radiation for years, hormone preparations or hormonal fluctuations and certain medicines for example. The visible results are pigment spots.
Oats are one of the famous remedies for its peeling properties. All you have to do is add a tablespoon of fresh yogurt to nicely ground oats, mix it and make a thick face mask. Scrub them gently on your skin. Oats remedy is one of the most effective as well as natural dark spot removers for ugly dark spots.
Other Home Remedies
Other amazing homes remedies includes Aloe Vera, turmeric, Almond, sandalwood, potato, turmeric, papaya and yogurt. By using these home ingredients you can make your ugly dark spots go away over some nights.
Also active ingredients derived from plants have proven their worth in the reduction of pigment spots: extracts from mallow, peppermint, key flower, melissa, echinacea or yarrow are used for brightening and are well tolerated.
Vitamin C is also a tried and tested remedy for over pigmentation. On the surface of the skin, it ensures that discolored cells remove more quickly. If it penetrates deeper into the skin, it inhibits the formation of melanin. Vitamin C is also free of side effects!
It is important for all drugs that inhibit melanin formation: visible results are available at the earliest after four to eight weeks. As long as the first discolored, the natural regeneration process of the skin removes skin cells and new, normal ones have taken their place.
Then a pronounced pigment patch has not completely disappeared, but already somewhat faded. Until a clearly visible brightening occurs, about 12 weeks may pass.
Medical methods against pigmentation
Against the dark spots on the skin, aside from brightening active ingredients, there are also methods, which remove the discolored skin cells on the surface and at the same time stimulate the new formation of skin cells.
> Chemical peels (e.g. with glycolic acid) can do this, but for a visible result several treatments are required by a specialist, e.g. a dermatologist.
> Microdermabrasion – a method in which the uppermost skin layer is removed by irradiation with tiny fine crystals – has a similar effect.
> The laser is a particularly effective method. The energetic rays destroy the dark pigments in the skin without attacking normally colored areas.
> During cryotherapy, the discolored skin cells destroy by means of liquid nitrogen due to extreme cold.
> In the case of the IPL method (‘intense pulsed light’), the pigment spots on the surface lift with high-energy light flashes. The light energy is converted into heat in the cells and destroys it. Several treatments are necessary for visible success with IPL.
Even if the medical methods like lasers and co. Offer good chances of success – without risk they are not. In the case of a laser, for example, inflammation and subsequent scars can be caused by incorrect treatment and deficient aftercare.