A common side effect of aging and environmental damage, sunspots also known as dark spots, freckles, or age spots often start to appear around the age of 40. Usually harmless, sunspots can make skin look uneven and if left untreated, can be tricky to remove.
Keep reading to discover what causes sunspots on the skin, and how to get rid of dark spots on the face, with 4 skincare essentials.
What Are Sunspots?
Sunspots (known medically as actinic keratoses) refer to the darkening or discoloration of the skin. Dark spots typically occur when melanin (the pigment that gives skin its colour) is overproduced and can appear as flat areas of skin in a tan or varying shade of brown.
What Causes Sunspots On the Skin?
Sunspots typically develop as a result of long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun and can be a sign that the skin has been damaged. However, age, genetics, pollution, and skin injury can also contribute.
How To Get Rid Of Sunspots?
Once developed, dark spots can linger for years if left untreated. However, with the right skincare routine and hyperpigmentation treatments, reducing the appearance of sunspots, and achieving a clear and healthy-looking complexion is possible.
Find out how to help sunspot removal using ELEMIS’ Dyanamic Resuracing range.
Step 1: Exfoliate Daily
Exfoliation helps to improve the appearance of sunspots by removing dead skin cells on the surface and allowing other products in your skincare routine to penetrate better into the skin - for better and faster sunspot removal.
Delivering a measured dose of patented Tri-Enzyme Technology combined with lactic acid, the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads help to reduce the look of dark spots, uneven skin texture and pores. The textured pads help to physically remove dead cells when wiped across the skin’s surface, leaving the skin smoother and brighter-looking.
Step 2: Apply A Serum morning and night
Hydrating serums infused with the right ingredients known for brightening and evening the skin tone are a great way to remove sunspots on the skin.
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Serum is powered by 4 flower alpha hydroxy acids, and the cooling formula helps to gently resurfaces the skin’s upper layers. The resurfacing serum, is also infused with selastin and tri-Enzyme Technology, reducing the appearance of sunspots on the face, uneven tone, and wrinkles.
Step 3: Use A Night Cream
Nighttime is the optimal time for the skin to renew and rejuvenate. Night creams have prolonged contact with the skin, so choosing a moisturizer with retexturizing and brightening ingredients will help to fade sunspots and increase hydration.
ELEMIS Dyamic Resurfacing Night Cream, uses revolutionary and technology-infused treatment to help support skin’s natural cell renewal cycle. Formulated with a synergistic lipid complex and antioxidant-rich rice hull and Samphire, it works as a sunspot treatment, to smooth, retexturize, and deeply hydrate for a brighter, more even-looking complexion.
Step 4: Apply A Gel Mask Twice A Week
Combining Amazonian acerola cherry, white truffle and great burdock, the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask helps to smooth skins surface and reduce the appearance of sunspots, improving fine lines, and superficial facial scarring. Skin feels instantly smoother, shine-free and more radiant.