Discoloration

How to Get Rid of Brown Spots on the Face

Brown spots appear on the face for a variety of reasons. Acne is a known leading culprit of these brown spots, as pimples often leave a brown spot on the skin after healing. For women, the hormones of pregnancy can cause you to develop brown spots on the skin as well. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to treat these skin imperfections and remove them for good. When treating these brown spots, it’s important to consider that in addition to treatment options some lifestyle changes may be necessary as well.

1. Visit your local beaty store to purchase a skin lightning cream. Skin lightning creams are considered mild bleaching agents or antioxidants that assist in reducing the production of melanin within the skin. With continued use, the brown spots on your face will begin to fade overtime. When using these types of products perform a skin test prior to applying it to the face. Place a small amount of product to your inner wrist and allow it to set for 24 hours. Provided there is no skin irritation, you can proceed with application.

2. Apply a whitening mask to the face at least once a week. These types of mask pinpoint brown spots on your face and target them for removal. Just as with the lightning creams, with continued use, the brown spots will gradually fade over time. Consider performing a skin test with these products as well.

3. Exfoliate the skin everyday. Using a mild exfoliate on a regular basis is an excellent way to remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. In addition to removing the dead cells, the process helps to eliminate dirt and oil on the face that cause blackheads, pimples, and whiteheads. With fewer acne outbreaks you can greatly diminish the appearance of brown spots on the skin.

4. Use a microdermabrasion tool. The process of microdermabrasion utilizes a high pressured vacuum and microscopic system of crystals to exfoliate the face. Just like exfoliating, the process of microdermabrasion removes the dirt and oil from the skin, but on a much deeper level. Microdermabrasion is most often performed in a doctor’s office, however, there are also at home kits that can be purchased as well.

5. For a severe case of brown spots on the face, a consultation with a dermatologist may be necessary. Most often the dermatologist will recommend a chemical peel to remove the spots from the face. In addition to removing the brown spots from the face, this procedure also gives the face an appearance of a more even skin tone.

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Nicole Harding