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Skin Spots? Try This

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Wondering why there are dark-colored skin spots appearing on your face?

These marks are also referred to as hyperpigmentation. They form for a variety of reasons, with the most common being over-exposure to the sun. It causes your skin to ramp up melanin production – the pigment that’s responsible for your skin’s color. However, with too much melanin being produced, your skin isn’t able to evenly disperse all of that pigmentation. This causes the excess melanin to cluster up under the skin, leading to skin spots on the surface.

The good news is that these dark spots will usually fade on their own over time. The bad news? This can take months, or even years. However, with the right skincare products and techniques by your side, you’ll be able to speed things up and eliminate the look of your skin spots much sooner. Read on as VouPre explains how to do just that:

Use SPF to Prevent Those Skin Spots From Darkening Further

Age Defense Cream SPF 30

You’re probably ready to find out exactly what you need to do to tackle those skin spots. However, before we move on to that, we need to first talk about sun protection. Why? Because if you aren’t protecting your skin from the sun, those skin spots will only end up darkening even more each time they’re touched by UV rays. As you can imagine, this then makes it near-impossible to get rid of those spots, even if you turn to the most effective treatment options out there.

So, if you want to finally bid farewell to the appearance of dark skin spots, SPF is a must. The minimum SPF that you should opt for is 30. Don’t be tempted to go any lower than this as your skin spots are more than likely a sign that your skin has already been damaged by the sun. You now need to prevent that from happening again. 

If you’re not a fan of sunscreens because of how they leave your skin looking white and ghostly, this just means that you haven’t found the right formula yet. There are plenty out there that immediately sink into the skin and don’t leave a white cast behind, with the VouPre Age Defense Cream SPF 30 being a great example. Not only will it protect your skin from the sun, but it also acts as a luscious moisturizer that will keep your complexion smooth, soft, and supple.

Regularly Exfoliate to Even Out Your Skin Tone

Deep Renewal Facial Peel

As we discussed earlier, skin spots occur when the skin produces too much melanin. This occurs in the deeper layers of the skin, which is why it can take a while for those dark marks to fade on their own. Your skin naturally sheds its outer layers, allowing those deeper skin cells to move on up. The faster this happens, the sooner your evenly-colored skin cells will be able to rise to the surface.

Unfortunately, cell turnover declines with age. When you’re young, it only takes a few weeks for your skin cells to run a full cycle. However, as you get older, that timeframe extends to a month or two.

With exfoliation, however, you can speed things up. Exfoliation clears away the older cells on the surface of the skin, allowing the younger cells that lie beneath to show through. Those younger cells are likely to be discolored as well but keep up with your exfoliation efforts and you’ll soon be paving the way for your regularly-colored skin cells to appear.

With that said, this doesn’t mean that you should go overboard and start exfoliating as much as possible. Over-exfoliation will only irritate your skin and make those skin spots worse. Ideally, you should only be exfoliating 1-3 times a week, depending on your skin type. The exfoliator that you use should be relatively gentle as well, with the VouPre Deep Renewal Facial Peel being a great one for lightening the look of skin spots.

Turn to Vitamins A and C

Vita C Serum

There are certain ingredients out there that are revered for how they can fade the visibility of dark skin spots, and vitamins A and C are two of the best. Both vitamin A and vitamin C have been proven to be more than capable of addressing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. They work brilliantly on their own but combine them together and the magic happens even sooner.

With these two antioxidants being some of the most-loved skincare ingredients around, there are plenty of products out there that contain them. However, the best way to give these ingredients to your skin so that you can see results as soon as possible is with a serum. The lightweight nature of a serum allows it to dive deeper into the complexion than thicker products.

If you don’t yet have a serum containing both of these ingredients, check out VouPre’s Vita C Serum. It boasts two forms of vitamin C, doubling up on the antioxidant’s power. Vitamin A is present in the form of retinyl palmitate. It’s a gentle derivative of the ingredient, allowing your skin to soak up its goodness without having to deal with the irritation that some of the more potent forms can cause.

Add Aloe Vera to Your Skincare Routine

Hydrating Toner

Aloe vera is an ingredient that people often turn to when their complexions need to be soothed. It’s a great ingredient for countering the feeling of inflammation. This is why it’s particularly popular among those who have spent too much time in the sun and are left dealing with redness and burns as a consequence.

However, that’s not all that aloe vera is good for. Research shows that applying aloe vera gel to skin spots can have them looking lighter after just a few weeks. Although the number of studies on this topic is limited, the data that’s currently available shows that this ingredient holds so much promise, making it worth adding to your skincare routine.

How should you do this? One option would be to buy an aloe vera plant and use the pure gel on your skin. However, this can get messy! An easier alternative would be to find yourself a few skincare products that contain the ingredient, just like the VouPre Hydrating Toner. With aloe vera at the top of the ingredient list, the product contains a high concentration of the botanical. Even better, unlike most skincare products, which use aloe vera extract, this toner makes use of the juice itself.

Give Home Microneedling a Try

Cannabis Collection

There are a number of professional treatments out there that can help to lighten the look of dark spots. However, not only can they be time-consuming, requiring several visits to your dermatologist’s office, but they can also end up becoming quite costly.

Fortunately, there are now at-home versions available of many of those popular in-office treatments, with microneedling being one. It’s becoming an increasingly popular method for dealing with the appearance of dark skin spots, with clinical studies confirming its success.

Although the needles on home derma rollers aren’t quite as long as those on professional tools, they’re still able to produce some fantastic results. Even better, microneedling is so easy to do as part of your regular skincare routine.

If you treat yourself to one of the VouPre skincare collection sets, not only will you have your own derma roller to play with, but you’ll also have some amazing skincare products to use with it. Our Cannabis Collection, for example, comes with a derma roller, as well as a serum, a cream, and a mask. The derma roller will help with the appearance of skin spots while also enhancing the penetration of all of those other products. It’s a win-win!

Invest in an LED Light Therapy Device

L'rae Beam

Another professional treatment that has been a game-changer for people struggling with dark skin spots is LED light therapy. This scientifically-recognized treatment, which was initially developed by NASA, is loved for how it can lighten the appearance of pigmentation. It also helps with a multitude of other visible skin concerns – it can tackle the appearance of everything from wrinkles to dullness.

The downside to LED light therapy is that repeated sessions are needed in order to see results. This used to mean that it was pretty inconvenient. However, with at-home LED light therapy devices now available, more people are able to benefit from the effects of this technology.

Take the VouPre L’Rae Beam – a handheld LED light therapy device. It makes use of three LED wavelengths; red, purple, and blue. It also incorporates radio-frequency technology, which leaves the skin looking even healthier and more radiant. With all of these different features, you’ll be able to customize each session you give to your skin. This will enable you to see much better results from your efforts.

Stay Away From DIY Home Remedies

If you’ve been struggling with skin spots for a while now, then you’ve probably already looked into various DIY home remedies. There are plenty out there, with numerous pantry ingredients touted as being the best fix for hyperpigmentation.

While it’s true that some ingredients, such as aloe vera, may hold promise, the majority of the recommended ingredients have no evidence to back up their effectiveness. In fact, some may do more harm than good. Lemon juice, for example, is sometimes applied to the skin in an attempt to lighten the look of skin spots. However, due to its acidic nature, it not only damages the skin but can also interfere with skin barrier function in the long run.

Rather than experimenting with DIY remedies that could potentially make your skin spots worse, stick to tried-and-tested products and procedures.

Final Words

When it comes down to it, your skin spots aren’t doing your skin any harm. There’s nothing wrong with leaving them be – they’ll fade on their own over time. However, if you’d like to see a clearer and more even complexion sooner than that, give the tips and products featured above a try and you’ll soon be sporting skin that looks better balanced and, ultimately, much healthier.

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