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How to Effectively Reduce and Prevent Dark Spots on Your Face?

Dark spots on the face can be a cause of concern for many people. These pigmentary disorders result from an unbalanced production of melanin, the natural pigment in our skin. While getting rid of dark spots isn't easy, there are ways to correct and prevent their appearance. In this article, we'll explore the origins, causes, and effective solutions for dealing with dark spots on your face.

Origin of the issue 

The main cause of dark spots is long-term sun damage. They are more likely to appear where the skin is most fragile and sensitive to UV rays, particularly in areas with acne scars. 

The causes 

Sun exposure and acne are the primary causes of dark spots. When the skin is exposed to the sun, it produces melanin to protect itself. However, excessive sun exposure can lead to an overproduction of melanin, resulting in dark spots. Acne scars can also become dark spots when exposed to the sun. 

Who is most affected? 

People with fair skin and those who have experienced sunburns or acne are more prone to developing dark spots. 

Prevention & solutions with tips 

  1. Prioritize sun protection: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF before leaving home, regardless of the weather. Reapply every two hours. 
  2. Adopt suitable habits regarding sun exposure: Avoid exposure during peak hours, stay in the shade, and wear protective clothing. 
  3. Protect your scars and respect the wound healing process: Keep scars and acne marks protected from sun exposure and adopt a gentle skincare routine. 
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Prioritize sun protection: Sun protection is essential to avoid melanogenesis runaway

Regardless of weather, before leaving home apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Carry a tube in your bag to reapply regularly. Scientific authorities recommend topping up every two hours.

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Adopt suitable habit about sun exposure

Whenever possible, stick to common sun sense including avoiding exposure during the hottest part of the day, staying in the shade and wearing protective clothing (long sleeves, pants, broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses & co.)

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Test & results 

Incorporate targeted active ingredients into your skincare routine, such as:  

Vitamine C 

Neutralizes free radicals and stimulates cell renewal to remove hyperpigmented dead cells. 

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Glycolic acid

Exfoliates the skin and promotes cell renewal, allowing better absorption of depigmenting ingredients. 

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Niacinamide

Provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection, blocks melanin transfer to the skin’s surface, and strengthens the skin's natural barrier. 

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Consult a dermatologist for medical options like Kligman's Trio, depigmenting peels, depigmentary lasers, or pulsed light treatments. 

For instant coverage, use makeup products like color-correctors, concealers, and full-coverage foundations. L'Oréal Paris Infaillible Matte Cover + 4% Niacinamide offers full matte coverage while preventing and correcting dark spots with its niacinamide content. 

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