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Skin Discoloration and Dark Spots

We all want smooth, flawless skin but sometimes marks, blemishes, sun spots and skin discoloration can ruin an otherwise perfect complexion. There are many different causes for skin discoloration, or age spots, and although most of them are harmless, they are unsightly and could even indicate a more serious skin condition.

Skin discolorations typically fall into four distinct categories:

  • Patches of darker skin
  • Patches of lighter skin
  • Reddened areas of skin
  • Skin that’s darker, lighter, or redder because of cuts, scarring, or injury

What Causes Skin Discoloration

Skin discoloration results when the body produces too much or too little melanin. There are many different causes of skin discoloration, but the sun’s harmful UV rays are most often to blame. These are some of the most common reasons that discoloration occurs:

  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Reactions to medications
  • Genetics
  • Poor nutrition
  • Scarring
  • Pregnancy hormones

How Do Dark Spots Form On The Skin

Dark spots are a huge concern of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and ages. Hyperpigmentation is the term used for when the body produces too much melanin, and most types of hyperpigmentation don’t put your health at risk. These are commonly referred to as age spots, liver spots, sun spots and dark spots, and they can occur anywhere on the body.

However, some dark spots that appear innocent at first could actually be a sign of an aggressive skin cancer, malignant melanoma. Always consult a doctor if you’re concerned about dark spots on your skin.

Under Eye Circles

Not only do dark spots form on various parts of the skin, but they also commonly form around the eyes. These types of dark spots make you look more tired, cranky, and older than you really are. Try Porcelana Dark Circle Treatment to brighten the under-eye area and reduce puffiness.

How to Treat Dark Spots, Age Spots and Sun Spots

Fortunately, sufferers of dark spots, age spots and sun spots don’t have to live with their discoloration. There are clinical ways to treat severe dark spots, as well as effective over-the-counter treatments and home remedies.

Medical treatments, such as Intense Pulsed Light Therapy and Microdermabrasion, can be costly and painful, yet effective for stubborn dark spots that don’t go away by other means. Alternatively, one of the best ways to fade dark spots fast is by using a skin lightening cream with hydroquinone to fade discolorations and even out the skin tone. We recommend Porcelana Clinical Strength Dark Spot Corrector Plus Moisturizer for night use to fade dark spots effortlessly while you sleep.

Of course, it’s best to prevent dark spots from forming, and a high-quality sunscreen can go a long way in preventing them. Look for sunscreens with natural ingredients and SPF of at least 30. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are powerful ingredients that protect your skin from damage and discoloration. Just remember to apply it a half hour before going out into the sun and reapply at least every hour!