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Dark Spots? Here’s How to Prevent and Treat Them

Unsightly dark spots and pigmentation can show up without warning. Most often, they are caused by the increased activity of melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin. When we absorb too much UV radiation from the sun, without protecting ourselves, we produce more melanin. This can result in pigment spots, which appear on our hands, décolleté, and face. Age and genetics, not only the amount of melanocytes, play a role in pigmentation.

So how can we avoid them? Let’s look at the ways that you can prevent yourself from getting dark spots or pigmentation, and ways to treat them when they show up.

Hormonal Balance

Hormones are one of the many causes of dark spots. If you think you may be experiencing hormonal imbalance, it is best to see a doctor. This is the only way to find out if there is a root cause to the imbalance, and to treat it.

UV Protection

The sun is our friend, but only if your skin is well protected. Therefore, you should protect your skin with mineral-based UV protection. Choose a regular day cream or makeup with a suitable SPF to prevent pigment spots, or give a natural sunscreen, like Biosolis, a try. With UV protection, you prevent premature aging. Mineral UV filters are also not harmful to the environment, nor to underwater fauna and flora.

Nourish Your Skin

Your skin should be nourished and protected not only from the outside, but also from the inside. Foods rich in vitamins C, E, zinc, beta-carotene and selenium help to prepare the skin for sunlight all year round. A good source of vitamin C can be found in many fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E comes from legumes, vegetable oils, nuts, and leafy vegetables. Zinc is found in crispy almonds or oysters, for example. Carrots have a good amount of beta-carotene, and selenium can be found in tuna, meat, or seaweed.

Prevention may not always be enough. Sometimes you just have to treat existing dark spots. Here are some of the skincare essentials to consider.

Go Natural

If you can't avoid pigmentation, try using natural French cosmetics, Oliv. The natural composition comes from olive leaves from the region of Provence, along with other plant extracts.

Moonlight Facial Care

Brightening cream will make your skin glow. Natural ingredients reduce the appearance of spots by stopping melanin production. It’s suitable for all ages, and is light on the skin. Just apply in the morning and evening on clear skin and the result will be brightened skin.

Moonlight Serum

The high concentration of plant components in a moonlight serum modifies existing dark spots, while preventing the formation of new ones. The result is firm, radiant and clear skin.

 

Moonlight Toner

A moonlight toner can help make pigmentation go its own way. It gently, but thoroughly, cleanses your skin, removing dead skin cells and preparing the skin for the application of a cream or serum.