How to get rid of sunspot
What are those spots?
Freckles. Spots. Sunspots. Spots. No matter what you call these small to medium-sized, flat, dark markings, they are all collections of pigment, also known as melanin, that often appear after exposure to ultraviolet light. Los Angeles dermatologist, Karin Grossman, pops up on your face and hands. However, there are subtle differences. For example, freckles may have a genetic component, but like other spots, they are almost always caused by UV exposure and usually darken and multiply when you're in the sun, says DavidColbert, a dermatologist in New York City. Sunspots, or sunspots (the medical term), are not usually the result of a genetic predisposition. However, they can become more pronounced with age, in addition to exposure to sunlight, hence the nickname spots. Spots (called from their color) are also freckles of the sun.
Do I need to worry about them?
Dr. Dennis Gross, a dermatologist in New York City, says that none of these markings are meant to be skin cancer. However, they may indicate a higher risk of skin cancer due to excessive sun exposure. At the very least, they indicate that more sunscreen, or a stronger formula, should be used. (Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher and blocks UVA and UVB rays. 2 ounces should cover your face, neck and arms.)
Also, to be on the safe side, ask your dermatologist to do a spot check once a year to make sure that the spots are not actually moles. Any mole can turn into a precancerous or eventually cancerous lesion, Colbert says.
Once your doctor confirms that your blemishes are harmless, there are several strategies you can try to minimize their appearance. For an at-home solution, replace your regular cleanser with one that contains exfoliating agents such as papaya or pineapple enzymes, salicylic or glycolic acid. This will help remove dead skin cells that contain excess pigment. Use it morning and night, then apply the Brightening Serum all over your face. Brightening serums help to smooth the skin and reflect light more evenly. They also often contain exfoliating agents, melanin-inhibiting ingredients (such as licorice extract or hydroquinone), and antioxidants that have been shown to help prevent discoloration, Grossman says. (See Best Dark Spot Corrector for appropriate options. If the spots don't disappear after four to six weeks, consult a dermatologist to get a prescription-strength product, such as a highly concentrated Triluma cream. A combination of hydroquinone, tretinoin, and an exfoliating vitamin A derivative can be used after cleansing at night. However, apply sunscreen daily or risk your spots returning.