How to brighten pigment spots on the skin, caused by sun exposure?
Hyperpigmentation is a common phenomenon, especially for people with lighter skin, which is a result of prolonged sun exposure. It is a kind of lesion, caused by UV rays. UV rays stimulate an excessive production of melanin in certain areas of the face and body and its accumulation leads to the formation of dark spots. Fortunately, with persistence, timely measures and appropriate cosmetic care you can restore the balance.
Apply cosmetic product with aloe vera twice daily
A day cream with aloe vera extract would be a good solution. The extract of this plant has highly regenerating, moisturizing and healing properties.
Treat patches with rose oil or cream with rose extract
Rose oil is the only natural source of retinol (vitamin A), which smooths the skin and removes imperfections miraculously.
Exfoliate the affected areas once a week
Exfoliation removes dead cells in outermost skin layer and darkened by the sun cells, along the way. It is best if the cleaning mixture contains citruses, acids and retinoids, which accelerate dead cells removal and neutralize pigmentation.
Use day and night creams with lightening formulas
Usually, they contain active ingredients such as lemon extract, retinol, alpha hydroxy acids and hydroquinone. Such substances help regeneration and exfoliation, stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, and even complexion, lightening the darkened areas.
Apply a mask with vitamin E twice a week
Mix one capsule of the vitamin with a spoon of honey and apply it on your face. Leave the mask for a few minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water. Vitamin E is essential for the regenerative abilities of the skin, while honey acts as an exfoliant with deep nourishing and softening action. Alternate the mask with a suitable cosmetic product.
Drink green tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants in addition of its calming to the nervous system effect. Antioxidants improve skin ability to regenerate and reduce free radical damages, including hyperpigmentation.
Eat more tuna fish
Full of essential fatty acids, tuna helps skin to cope with sun damage and prevents formation of new pigment spots, as well.