What Causes Dark Spots?

February 20, 2019

What Causes Dark Spots?

Dark spots otherwise known as hyperpigmentation can be caused by several different things.  One of the main culprits for dark spots is as a result of inflammation due to acne or past breakouts that leave behind dark spots.  Other causes of dark spots include sun damage, hormones, inflammation of the skin, skin diseases such as eczema, and more.

Dark Spots from Acne

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Breakouts and acne flareups cause dark spots.  When the inflammation has died down and you think it's all over you can be left with uneven skin tone and tons of dark spots that look horrible.  What's even worse is that these spots may or may not go away on their own, even if they do go away on their own it may take many months or even years for them to disappear.  People of all skin tones, types, and textures have trouble with dark spots or hyperpigmentation and many people choose to cover it up with foundation because they've given up hope on getting rid of it.  The good news is there are ways to remove hyperpigmentation or dark spots without having to cover it up with foundation.

Melasma

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Melasma or chloasma is another form of hyperpigmentation, and most of time it's caused by hormones as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, and sometimes birth control pills.  It results in dark spots or patches on the skin that can be unsightly and create uneven skin tone and that can be exacerbated by long term and repeated sun exposure.

Inflammation

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Inflammation caused by common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or keratosis pilaris can also result in dark spots, hyperpigmentation, or patches that are darker than the surrounding skin.  These dark spots can be on both the face and the body but can be removed using the right natural skin lightening products.

For more information on how to remove dark spots and which products can be used to remove them, live chat with a representative on the Tonique site 24/7.



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