What are the dark spots on your skin? Dark spots on the skin are hyperpigmentation -- excess, undesired pigment in the skin. This applies to various skin conditions such as age spots, melasma, acne scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (a darkening of the skin caused by irritation). Hyperpigmentation is primarily caused or aggravated by sun exposure.
There are many treatment options for hyperpigmentation. Bleaching treatments such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, azelaic acid and bearberry extract target and reduce pigment production in overactive melanocytes. Alpha hydroxy acids can also be used with bleaching agents to further lighten dark pigmentation by speeding up exfoliation and getting rid of damaged, pigmented skin.
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Sunblock (with a minimum SPF of 30) should always be used when treating dark spots because sun exposure causes them to darken further, counteracting any benefits of treatments being used. You can say goodbye to the uncomfortable and unreliable sunscreens you are used to and hello to SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30. It is a transparent yet highly protective formula that is free of all irritating and pore-clogging oils and fragrances.