Brown spots: how to make them disappear?
There are many reasons for hyperpigmentation spots on your pretty black, mixed-race or dark skin. Have you tried all the creams, essential oils, grandmother's recipes and even thought about medication? We understand your frustration! In this article, discover how to make dark spots disappear with our selection of effective anti-dark spot creams and natural remedies.
The appearance and origin of dark spots
Causes of spots
On the neck, décolleté, face or hands, your brown spots are more and more numerous. Completely benign, however, they pose an aesthetic problem. Before explaining how to reduce dark spots , it is important to understand their origin in order to prevent the appearance of future spots. Many factors can be the cause of pigment spots on black and mixed-race skin:
- skin aging and signs of aging;
- lack of hydration;
- poor quality sleep;
- stress ;
- use of a photosensitizing product;
- too aggressive cleaning and too frequent exfoliation;
- genetic predisposition.
All these factors create hyperpigmentation of your skin and leave small scars, those famous brown spots.
Melanin, the enemy of dark spots
It's no longer a secret that dark spots on the face appear more often (and faster) on black, dark and mixed-race skin. In question, hyperpigmentation and melanin levels . When you have an acne pimple, your dull skin will leave a trace: when it heals, you will see a white spot appear. Same fight for a scratch or an insect bite. On Caucasian skin, you would only see a small red spot appear before the spot heals. Too regular and/or prolonged exposure to the sun should be avoided. Several categories of stains exist:
How to treat brown spots?
Protect yourself from the sun
Above all, it is important to remember that a consultation with a dermatologist is recommended if you ever see new spots appear or if they change shape and/or color. Then, the sun is very often the culprit of our skin problems. Here too, the fault with the melanin that it produces in our organism and which concentrates on a particular place to pigment it. We can't say it enough: protect yourself from UV rays with an SPF 30 anti-dark spot cream . Sunscreen is particularly recommended for black, mixed-race and dark skin to limit dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Regulate your hormones
Regarding brown spots on the skin , hormones are also involved in the case of melasma , also called the mask of pregnancy: 32% of inflammations or skin problems are linked to hormones in women with dark skin. During hormone spikes, your melanocytes (small cells that produce melanin) grow and then create spots. The problem can also come from an unsuitable hormonal treatment or small natural hormonal disorders to which women are prone. The whole induces a hyperstimulation of the melanocytes , these cells which produce melanin.
Cleanse your skin daily with appropriate care
Besides these factors, consider cleansing your skin in a delicate way and keeping a light hand on scrubs. Often recommended for brown spots, they can however create friction and damage your skin texture. When removing make-up and cleansing your skin, remember to rinse with clear water, using gentle movements. Same principle for your imperfections and acne : inflammatory phenomena create lesions that promote spots. To treat your pimples and impurities, opt for a Nubiance anti-dark spot treatment combo . It will unify your complexion, get rid of imperfections and make your face glow. An ideal combination!
Carry out an anti-stain treatment
Even if we rather advise you to use local natural moisturizing and antioxidant treatments , you can also treat brown spots with more invasive treatments, which will reduce and remove excess pigments:
- Cryotherapy : this technique involves freezing the skin with liquid nitrogen to destroy cells and exfoliate the skin.
- Peeling : application of acid to the skin to desquamate the epidermis and force it to regenerate by producing new cells to heal.
- The laser : the heat released makes it possible to remove the superficial layer of the skin, the layer where most of the pigments are contained. In 5 to 6 days, "new" unblemished skin forms.
The treatments mentioned above will cause the formation of small scabs which will then heal in a week generally. However, it is strongly advised not to use these treatments if the spots become rough.
How (finally) to get rid of brown spots?
Nubiance skincare for black skin
At Nubiance, your dark spots are one of our priorities. More present and more visible on black skin, we know how much they can ruin your life, in the morning in front of your mirror. Our team, surrounded by enthusiasts and experts in dermocosmetics, has therefore developed anti-stain creams specially formulated for Nubian skin . Among our anti-stain products, you will find:
- HRB-3 DAY hyperpigmentation corrective care (which contains SPF 30 );
- the NIGHT corrective care ;
- the anti-dark spot preparatory radiance serum .
French products with high performance active ingredients
Thanks to a selection of cutting-edge ingredients , these treatments fade the brown pigment spots on your beautiful skin. By creating a barrier against UVA and UVB rays, your skin is protected all day from the sun and its UV rays. Effective quickly, you will see results from 8 days of use. HRB-3 day care is a treatment specifically developed to reduce hyperpigmentation phenomena in dull to dark skin by combining the action of the HRB3 complex with an exclusive UV filtering system, Heliosine® (SPF30). The HRB-3 formula is a dosed combination of Synovea® HR and Niacinamide (Hexylresorcinol and Vitamin B3). This combination, which is particularly effective, makes it possible to attenuate brown hyperpigmentation spots from 2 weeks, and optimally after 8 weeks of application. All made in France!
Dear Nubian friends, you now have all the cards in hand to start treating your dark spots to eliminate them. You will soon obtain a radiant and unified complexion, without imperfections . You will finally enjoy looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning!