Brown spots on the body: how to treat them?

Taches brunes sur le corps : comment les traiter ?

The appearance of brown spots on the body causes a lot of frustration due to the unsightliness of the famous brown spots. They can cause stress and anxiety.

However, this phenomenon can be treated and mitigated. Find out how to erase hyperpigmentation on your body , particularly with our range of Nubiance products.

The appearance of brown spots on the body

Dark spots are caused by a buildup of melanin on an area of ​​the skin. Melanin is a dark brown pigment whose main purpose is to protect the skin from the sun's UV rays. These dark pigments, which often provide beautiful skin, can cause a stain that persists over time.

There are several types of brown spots that appear on areas of the body exposed to the sun, mainly on the back of the hand, the face, the shoulders and the neckline. These spots can take oval, round, flat and brown shapes. However, areas like the armpits can also be affected.

Black skin has a high level of melanin, the pigment responsible for its coloring. Under the action of one or more contributing factors, black skin will produce a surplus of melanin, which will lead to the appearance of brown spots. The presence of brown spots is generally more visible on dark skin than on light skin, very quickly making the complexion uneven.

Certain causes are common to both light and dark skin:

  • Solar exposure
  • Hormones
  • Certain medications
  • Skin aging associated with the appearance of age spots

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is common in people with dark skin. Acne, eczema, a simple injury, locally lead to excess melanin production and the more or less lasting appearance of brown spots.

How to treat body hyperpigmentation?

Underarm hyperpigmentation: manifestation and treatment

Underarm hyperpigmentation , often referred to as "black armpits", can be attributed to several factors. Constant rubbing from tight clothing or aggressive hair removal methods, such as shaving, can irritate the delicate skin in this area of ​​the body. This repeated irritation can lead to an inflammatory reaction, causing melanin buildup.

Additionally, using deodorants or products with irritating or harsh ingredients can also contribute to underarm hyperpigmentation . Some of these products can clearly trigger skin reactions and cause irritation to the point of altering the color of the skin in this sensitive area.

Hormonal factors, such as changes during pregnancy or natural hormonal fluctuations in menstrual cycles, also act as main players in underarm hyperpigmentation . These hormonal variations can influence melanin production, leading to areas of darker pigmentation under the arms.

Additionally, past inflammation, such as scarring or previous skin reactions in the underarm area, can also contribute to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These areas may retain darker pigmentation even after the initial injury has healed, creating a noticeable color difference.

To treat underarm hyperpigmentation , gentle peeling in the shower is recommended. Formulas containing lightening extracts, such as birch extract, may also have a beneficial effect on the skin. In addition, you will need to change your deodorant for a more natural product such as Alum stone. Dermatologists here recommend products without aluminum and alcohol.

To permanently avoid discoloration and pigment spots under the armpits , you must switch to gentle hair removal of this part of the body. When wet shaving, special care should be taken to ensure that the blades are changed regularly. Regular hair removal with wax or sugar can also have a positive effect. In the case of depilatory creams, care must be taken to ensure that they contain ingredients that do not irritate the skin.

Finally, people who particularly suffer from dark underarm discolorations can have them treated by a dermatologist with an IPL laser.

Also read our article on how to lighten your armpits .

Brown spots on the back: manifestation and treatment

As in the armpits, hyperpigmentation on the back is manifested by the appearance of brown spots. Prolonged UV exposure is the main cause.

To erase these brown spots on your back , choose products based on:

  • Azelaic acid
  • Arbutin acid or alpha-arbutin
  • Licorice extract
  • Retinoids
  • Ferulic acid
  • Vitamin C

In addition to topical treatment in cream form, it is essential to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as blue light. This sun protection must be daily and continuous in order to avoid the return of brown spots that the treatment will have erased or reduced. Discover our Nubiance anti-dark spot range for clearer skin.

Hyperpigmentation of the legs: manifestation and treatment

The legs and joints of the body are used and affected throughout the day by several factors. Rubbed with towels, in permanent contact with clothing, they can also receive shocks during certain activities, particularly sports. All these mechanical pressures, friction and movements lead to friction melanosis: in certain people, often with olive or dark skin, the legs are more prone to hyperpigmentation than the rest of the body.

Against hyperpigmentation of the knees , exfoliation and peeling remain the appropriate solutions. They will:

  • Even out the complexion
  • Reduce brown spots
  • Avoid the formation of new pigment spots

Also discover our article on hyperpigmentation of the intimate area .

Hyperpigmentation of the hands: manifestation and treatment

Hand hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition caused by melanin production. It can be caused by sun exposure, medications, skin inflammation or hormonal changes. Brown spots on the hands mainly occur on the back of the hand.

Before trying to remove brown spots on your hands , sun protection is a simple and effective way to prevent them from appearing. Applying sunscreen to your hands must be systematic.

Dermo-cosmetic treatments specifically formulated for the hands help prevent and correct brown spots in this area thanks to depigmenting, moisturizing and filtering active ingredients. At the same time, depigmenting treatments can be prescribed and/or carried out by a dermatologist.

Hyperpigmentation on the face

The risk of hyperpigmentation increases as cells age and typically occurs in areas with more sun exposure over time. The face is more exposed to UV rays and therefore prone to brown spots.

In order to avoid facial hyperpigmentation , you should set up a routine . For that :

  • Moisturize your skin morning and evening with a serum and moisturizer adapted to your skin type.
  • Exfoliate your face twice a week with a scrub.
  • Protect your skin from the sun with a sunscreen with SPF 50. This is the main prevention against the appearance of brown spots, melasma or even acne scars.
  • Apply effective active ingredients against hyperpigmentation with brightening effects and which boost the radiance of the complexion.
  • Stop harsh hair removal, chemical peels and harsh exfoliating products.
  • Do not touch your pimples especially if you have acne on your dark or black skin. Also consider consulting a dermatologist if your acne is severe.

Discover the anti-dark spots routine for black skin .

An anti-dark spot routine for the body thanks to Nubiance

To erase brown spots under your armpits and on other parts of your body, only one remedy is at your disposal: the Nubiance Anti-Spot Body Routine . This complete routine brings together 4 products specially designed to take care of your skin: Melintim®, Axiclar®, Exfoclear® and HRB-3 Anti-Dark Spot Body Milk.

Gynecologically tested, Melintim® cream is suitable for sensitive areas such as the bikini line. It soothes and evens the skin, providing intense hydration to your epidermis.

Axiclar® unifying treatment has been designed to prevent and treat underarm stains. This is a treatment with deodorant action, a clever mix of prevention and freshness. Innovative, it intensely moisturizes while gently unifying this area often subject to irritation due to shaving, hair removal or friction from clothing.

The HRB-3 Anti-Dark Spot Body Milk, for its part, provides perfect hydration of the entire body, while reducing hyperpigmentation spots. Enriched with Shea butter, hexylresorcinol and niacinamide, this nourishing and repairing body milk offers an even complexion.

Exfoclear® exfoliating gel plays a key role in cell renewal and complexion radiance. Its formula combines fruit acid and apricot kernel powder, ingredients that promise gentle but effective exfoliation to erase dark spots.

With proven effectiveness and particular attention to the comfort of dark, black and mixed skin, the Anti-Dark Spot Body Routine is almost a miracle cure for brown spots. Your skin will be perfectly hydrated and radiant thanks to these four essential products in your daily life.

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