Black Skin Discoloration
Are you struggling with Black skin discoloration issues?
Are dark marks and blotches that take months to fade hurting your self confidence?
Let's look at the major causes of dark marks and discoloration.
How many of them are you dealing with?
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
- Insect Bites: Mosquito and other bug bites make some black skin react by getting dark. Scratching the skin makes it worse by irritating it. In some cases the skin can even become infected.
- Acne Scars: If you have acne issues, when pimples clear you may still have to deal with scars left behind. These scars can take months (if not years) to fade.
- Scrapes and Bruises: If your skin gets damaged, expect the area to get dark after the cut heals. These scars are usually deep and it takes a lot to make them budge.
- Pregnancy: Pregnancy and weight gain can make skin get darker. You can develop la linea negra (the black line that runs from belly button to groin) during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones can cause Melasma which make dark patches of skin appear on the face.
- Friction: If your thighs rub together, that skin may get darker than the rest of your body. Knees, elbows, underarms and other areas that get rubbed often are typically dark.
- Sun Damage: Too much sun makes your skin get much darker, even if you wear sun block. The only way to not get burned is to stay out of the sun completely.
Once you've identified the cause of your Black skin discoloration you can start an effective treatment to get even toned skin.
What Works To Treat Black Skin Discoloration?
Dark marks and discolorations (hyper-pigmentation) happen when your skin reacts to irritants. Your skin cells basically get "angry" and go nuts on you. Very frustrating!
The goal is to get back your skin's beautiful, vibrant, even toned glow. Let's look at simple but effective ways to treat and prevent dark marks.
Here are some treatments you can use to get rid of dark marks.
- Exfoliation loosens and removes dead skin cells.
- Makes your skin have a healthy glow and stimulates cell turnover.
- Hydroquinone is an effective for treatment of dark spots and helps lighten dark spots over time.
- Always patch test your skin to make sure you aren't allergic to products.
- Works by loosening the "glue" that holds skin cells together.
- Makes cells turnover so new, lighter cells come to the surface.
- Makes skin bright over time, reduces blotchiness and gives a gorgeous even glow.
- Work by sloughing layers of dead skin making fresh skin take its place.
- Peels give dramatic improvements in skin discoloration.
- Deeps peels should be done by professionals.
- "Sandblasts" top layer of skin away leaving fresh new skin to take its place.
- Home micro dermabrasion gives results similar to professional spa treatments.
How To Prevent Dark Marks On Skin
Protect Your Skin from Cuts and Bruising
- Stop your skin from getting irritated and you wont have to deal with dark marks.
- Be very careful with your skin and don't pick or scratch.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
- Keep your dark marks from getting darker by wearing clothes that cover the discolored skin.
- Use a high SPF sunblock on the skin that you cant hide from the sun.
Guard Against Insect Bites
- Wear clothes that cover your skin and use insect repellant religiously.
- Always keep anti-itch cream in your bag and use it when you feel the urge to scratch.