Pigmentation issues can be pretty challenging to treat, especially dark spots on chest and face. However, many treatments are available today to eliminate or lighten them completely. Here is a rundown of some treatment options you can incorporate to treat dark spots due to sun exposure.If you have dark spots and want to get rid of them, here are several methods to consider! Click To Tweet
SIMPLE WAYS TO REMOVE DARK SPOTS AT HOME
One should know that natural and more traditional remedies may not be enough to eliminate dark spots on chest and face. They are pretty tough. However, several over-the-counter products are beneficial.
Consult your doctor, and based on your skin type, they should recommend some products that you can easily buy without a prescription. Some of the options are given below.
There are several synthetic topical products available that can help improve the texture of the skin and lighten it. Look for products containing beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), vitamin E, and vitamin C. If a bad reaction occurs, stop treatment immediately.
Topical retinoids can effectively alleviate pigmentation due to aging, acne, and can even help lessen wrinkles in the process. However, be aware that some skin types can easily be irritated by retinoids. They may experience redness, itching, dry skin, or peeling.
To help prevent this, start with a low dose at first and slowly work your way up to full strength.
Homemade face masks
Using natural ingredients, you can prepare face masks at home and apply them twice or thrice a week. Using ingredients like milk, hydrogen peroxide, turmeric, and castor oil can help reduce the appearance of dark spots on chest and face.
Diet, hydration, and nutrition
A balanced, healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruits with 7-9 glasses of water per day is quintessential for skin health. That is because it may boost skin cell turnover, improving skin texture and tone.
Vegetables and fresh fruits have many ingredients and nutrients to lighten your skin through a much more natural process. One can consider taking supplements like vitamin B, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E to help maintain good skin health.
OTHER WAYS TO REMOVE DARK SPOTS ON CHEST AND FACE
Applying skin-lightening creams containing hydroquinone or a mild steroid may gradually fade your age spots over some months. Hydroquinone is very effective at bleaching the skin and fading discolorations. So much, it’s been the most highly recommended choice for over 50 years.
Intense pulsed light and lasers
Intense pulsed light and laser therapies can destroy melanin-producing cells by wounding the skin’s superficial layer.
Such treatment usually requires more than a couple of sessions over many months. However, laser treatment offers a more long-term solution to dark spots, unlike other treatments.
Such a procedure uses liquid nitrogen and spot treat to destroy extra pigmentation.
You will have to sit with your doctor for multiple sessions, but it will be worth it in the end. However, cryotherapy is best suited for areas of the body that have little to no hair and those with a lighter skin tone.
Dermabrasion consists of sanding down the skin’s superficial layer. Here, when your new skin grows back, the skin gets smoother, and the pigmentation gets lighter.
Moreover, microdermabrasion is a similar option to dermabrasion but less aggressive.
Chemical peels comprise use chemical acids like lactic acid, glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and azelaic acid to produce mild exfoliation. This treatment can help eliminate dark spots on chest and face and improve dullness.
Various strengths are available on the market, from mild chemical peels that act superficially to much stronger ones that typically reach deeper skin layers.
Sandy C. says
Sun damage, ugh! We all sat out as teens, baking brown, and setting ourselves up for wrinkles and dark spots. I find a nice mix of buttermilk and a drop of lemon juice really helps!
Nerdy Dad RP says
That sounds like a really soothing mixture for dark spots!
Lauryn R says
What an interesting post, thank you so much for sharing! I can’t believe how many things are out there now that help you with skincare.
Nerdy Dad RP says
I know, right? There’s some kind of product for whatever your concern may be. Whether that’s dark spots or wrinkles someone will try to sell you something for it.
Amy D says
I love the idea of homeade face masks using natural ingredients. I also see a big difference in my skin when I keep up my water intake.
Nerdy Dad RP says
I agree – water intake is important for your skin. It probably won’t help your dark spots, but it def can help keep things plumper and hydrated.