What Lightens Skin?
The appearance of dark skin can come in many forms such as dark spots, acne scars, freckles, or skin that is not level or smooth. As we have written in the past the root cause of dark skin appearing has to do with overproduction of melanin. Melanin is an important part of our skin and Melanin is also responsible for protecting our skin from the sun. Here are some steps that you can take in order to prevent dark skin from appearing.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Sun damage is responsible for numerous skin issues being age spots or uneven and rough skin to mention a few. Overexposure to the sun increases the production of melanin by producing and giving rise to free radicals that ultimately increase the melanin production. Actually overexposure to the sun not only can cause new skin problems which previously did not exist but it can also worsen already existing skin problems such as hyperpigmentation, age spots and freckles. So, knowing the dangers the sun presents for our skin the use of sunscreen is essential to prevent skin being damaged from the sun.
Protect Your Skin from Pollution
Pollution is one of the biggest adversaries of a healthy skin. In a way pollutants act as the same way as does the sun when it comes to impacting the melanin to increase production by freeing radicals. But unlike the sun you cannot protect yourself from pollutants by applying sunscreen. Pollution is one of the biggest causes of premature skin aging. A good product that can be used when it comes to protection from pollution are serums since they provide a barrier against harmful external factors such as pollutants.
Apply Skin Lighting Products
Establishing and building an effective skincare routine that works for you is important. In order to make sure your skincare routine properly deals with issues related to dark skin it is important to include skin lightening products in the routine. It is also a good idea to include a face mask overnight. This ensures that hydration stays within your skin and it restores your skin as you sleep. The best way to pick the right face mask is to choose one that contains high skin lighting ingredients!
Your Diet also Plays an Important Role
As we have mentioned the main cause of dark skin appearing has to do with increase in production of melanin. You should eat foods that are high in antioxidants since they act against and reduce the free radicals that have increased the production of melanin. Some sources of foods rich in antioxidants are berries, plums , citrus fruits like oranges, kiwis and dark leafy vegetables such as kales and spinach.