Woman with dark spots on her face. What causes dark spots on the face?

What causes dark spots on the face?

Dark spots on the face can occur if the skin over produces melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour. It is normal for skin cells to produce melanin. Our skin’s ability to produce melanin gives each of us our unique skin tone. However, over production of melanin is known as hyperpigmentation. And hyperpigmentation causes dark spots to appear on the face.

Hyperpigmentation can develop because of:

  • aging
  • hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or menopause
  • sun exposure
  • injury & scarring

Natural Products to Lighten Dark Spots

Our Buttermilk Cleanser is a nourishing cleanser containing lactic acid that gently removes damaged skin and lightens dark spots on the face. And the Rasayana Rejuvenating Serumcontains natural beta carotene from rosehips. This converts to a natural retinol that the skin can use to lighten age and sunspots. This serum also contains a powerful Ayurvedic herb, gotu kola that speeds up skin healing to quickly resolve damage and lighten pigmentation.

Effective, Fast Natural Treatment to Lighten Dark Spots

The Dermal Renewal Facial is a chemical free alternative to a chemical peel. It removes dark spots quickly without the side effects of chemical peels. The Dermal Renewal Facial uses fruit enzymes to break down a protein called keratin. Keratin is only found in dead or damaged cells. By removing dead and damaged cells the Dermal Renewal Facial lightens ages spots and reveals fresher, healthier, younger looking skin.

Post Inflammatory causes of dark spots on the face

Dark spots on the face can also occur following post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). People may develop PIH due to:

  • acne
  • bites, cuts, and burns
  • excessive or incorrect hair removal techniques
  • ingrown hairs
  • harsh skin care products
  • chemical peels
  • use of hydroquinone or steroids on sensitive individuals
  • allergies
  • scarring from, eczema, psoriasis or other skin conditions

Post Inflammatory Dark Spot Removers

If you have acne or any other inflammatory condition, we recommend having the Prana Detox Facial every 2 to 4 weeks until the inflammation settles. Thereafter you can have the Dermal Renewal Facial to lighten any existing dark spots. To maximise your results and resolve acne permanently, you would need to care for your skin at home with the Total Detox Facial kit. This simple 3 step routine ensures your skin remains acne free.

It is important to remember that hyperpigmentation & inflammation are not the only cause of dark spots on the face. If you notice any changes to existing moles or dark spots — particularly changes in texture, colour, and size – please speak to your health practitioner or dermatologist.