Make those dark spots disappear in a jiffy!March 22, 2021
Retinol and Retinoid creams and serumsAnother among the latest entrants in the market, Retinoids are a stronger form of Retinol which contain other critical ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid and retinoic acid, which speed up skin exfoliation, and encourage to accelerate cell turnover and skin growth. Its usage could also result in skin becoming sensitive to the sun so, it is also extremely important to wear a sunscreen before moving outdoors in the sun. Moreover, you will have to keep using such a retinoid based cream till at least a couple of months before seeing any progressive results.
Latest fad - Hydroquinone serums and creamsToday the most talked about solution for dark spots is hydroquinone. Its topical application is what makes it the darling of every skin doctor and specialist. Right from celebs to commoners, it is finding acceptance everywhere. While many from the skin specialist and health fraternity find it safe, since its widely used, it still poses grave dangers at higher concentrations. For instance, in countries such as South Africa, it's not unlawful for use whereas in places such as Canada it is considered lethal. However it is important to note that the global Environmental Working Group states that besides being an allergen it is a human skin toxicant. To be on the safer side it is highly advised to use creams and serums containing hydroquinone on a temporary basis. If its usage causes discomfort to your skin or any irritation it is advised to stop immediately and consult a skin specialist for safer alternatives.
Skin laser treatments and peeling stripsAnother increasingly popular mode of treatment for dark spots is through topical laser treatment which helps diminish darker areas of the skin by using focussed laser therapy, and burns to peel off the skin layer after layer to reveal lighter skin beneath. It is basically about removing the topmost layers of the dark spots to reveal a lighter complexion. However, we must understand that such therapies that peel off the topmost layers, also mean that the inner skin becomes exposed and can be prone to irritation. Take a look at some of the side effects associated with this therapy. To start off with it may cause:
- Skin infection
- Bruising of the skin
- Leaving back scars
- Redness of skin
- And more
Some Natural AnswersThough the market is filled with chemical derivatives, there are still some solutions that can guarantee a safe and healthy treatment for dark spots. Some of these OTC or over the counter offerings contain natural derivatives which can be as follows -
- Vitamin C
- Pomegranate Extracts
- Licorice Extracts
- Azelaic Acid
- Beta Carotene