Dark spots can be caused by a variety of factors, from sun exposure to aging. Once you can pinpoint what’s responsible for the dark patches on your skin, you can find the right dark spot remover for you, and prevent dark spots before they appear.
Top Tips and Home Remedies for Dark Spots
Home remedies are a good starting point for lightening skin and reducing dark spots.
Natural dark spot removers include papaya, which contains a natural exfoliator and can help combat dark spots. Simply apply the pulp of a ripe papaya as a facemask for 20 minutes, three to four times a week.
Lemon juice is another popular solution for removing dark spots, as its acidic properties may help to fade dark spots on the skin’s surface. Add fresh lemon juice to a cotton pad and apply to the area you wish to lighten. Leave to act for 15 minutes or until the juice is dry, then rinse with cool water.
A word of warning: since lemon juice has been linked to increased sun sensitivity, it’s best to avoid direct sunlight while the juice is on your skin.
The Power of Plants
The healing properties of aloe vera are well documented, and when used against hyperpigmentation – whether caused by acne marks, age spots, melasma or other factors – the plant is said to work wonders. Its gel contains polysaccharides, which are key for skin renewal and repair.
Simply extract the gel from an aloe leaf, and apply it to the dark spots on your skin that you wish to remove. Massage into the skin with your fingertips, and leave to act for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water, using a cloth if desired. When this is repeated once or twice a day, it may help to improve your complexion and result in clearer, brighter skin.
Shelter from the Sun
Protect yourself from excessive sun exposure to minimise the formation of dark spots.
Other steps you can take to avoid dark spots include limiting your time in the sun and wearing sun protection. While these and other home remedies for dark spots may see some results, it’s best to complement them with clinically proven products, like Pond’s, to remove dark spots most effectively.
How to Remove Dark Spots Caused by Sun Exposure
Pond’s White Beauty range is specially formulated for those who love the outdoors, designed to both repair and protect skin.
Although sunlight can carry health benefits, overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause dark spots to form. The Pond’s White Beauty range is formulated with advanced pro-vitamin B3, and is clinically proven to reduce dark spots and combat multiple darkening problems. By lightening up millions of cells, Pond’s White Beauty products lead to smoother, more radiant skin.
Pond's Flawless White BB Cream Light goes one step further and provides protection against sun damage too. After cleansing, massage the cream evenly into the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin for clear, flawless skin that’s protected throughout the day.
Dark Spot Removal for Flawless Skin that Resists the Stresses of Daily Life
Our lives have never been so hectic. Every day our skin battles elevated stress levels and toxins from urban pollution while facing reduced rest and recovery time. Consequently, the skin takes longer to recover from the dark spots caused by acne marks and other kinds of inflammation. Designed to combat issues such as stubborn dark spots, rough or uneven skin resulting from enlarged pores, and dull or uneven tone, the Flawless White range is Pond’s solution to everyday darkening problems, restoring your natural glow.
A busy lifestyle leaves your skin less time rest, resulting in a longer recovery time.
Pond’s Flawless White products provide intense, deep-level repair, reversing the effects of city life on your skin. The range is proven to effectively lighten dark spots, reduce pores and brighten skin tone within seven days.
To achieve glowing, youthful skin, cleanse with Pond’s Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam. The micro-exfoliation beads help to gently remove the dead skin cells and dirt particles that cause skin dullness, while vitamin B3 helps to reverse the damage caused by acne and pollution thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Look no further for the key to flawless, radiant skin.
How to Remove Dark Spots Related to Aging
As skin ages, oil and collagen production drop and the cell renewal process slows down, leading to fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Pond’s Age Miracle range is specially formulated to combat this, thanks to a concentrated retinol formula that sinks deep into the skin to reduce the signs of aging. The range contains an Intelligent Pro-Cell Complex™, tripling skin renewal power and leaving you with glowing, youthful-looking skin.
Pond’s Age Miracle is formulated to combat fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
In addition to using Age Miracle cleansing and moisturizing products to rejuvenate your skin, why not add Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Day Cream to your daily routine? With the highest level of CLA anti-aging technology in the Age Miracle range, the Cream boosts the cell renewal process, giving you more radiant, youthful-looking skin.
Once you’ve found the right products for you, learn how to add them into your daily routine. Or, read more about the different causes of dark spots so that you can tailor your skincare regime to remove existing dark spots and help avoid them in future.