5 tips for preventing and treating dark spots

5 tips for preventing and treating dark spots

5 tips for preventing and treating dark spots

Preventing and treating dark spots is a high priority for most of us. We provide solutions that with time & consistency will heal your skin.

What causes dark spots?

The skin’s natural reaction to the sun is to produce melanin, which is a safety mechanism. Melanin helps the skin by blocking UV radiation, protecting our skin and DNA from further damage. However, there are times when melanin production can increase unevenly. This excess melanin builds up and eventually “spills” in between the skin cells, which leads to these dark spots.

When to seek medical advice

Basically these dark spots are a result of hyperpigmentation. Most dark spots can be prevented with proper SPF protection and sun avoidance. However, if you notice new or existing spots that change in size or colour, see a medical professional to rule out skin cancer.
Now that you’ve determined that any new freckles or spots are harmless, you can start treating your skin with your at-home skincare regimen.

5 tips for preventing and treating dark spots

1. Always Apply SPF

As any dermatologist or skincare professional will tell you; SPF is the most important part your daily skincare regimen. This is the first line of defence. Your daily routine should include a SPF 30 (at least) sunscreen, and if you’re in the sun you should be reapplying every 2 hours.
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Because our experts emphasise the need to apply sunscreen throughout the day, be sure to have Meno-Glow Sun Care in your handbag. This will ensure convenient reapplication throughout the day; as well as when caught in any sun emergencies.

2. Consider Antioxidant-Rich Products

Making sure you’re using the correct products for your skin is vital. Products that are rich in antioxidants are essential for reducing free radicals which can lead to hyperpigmentation. Meno-Glow Moisturiser is rich in antioxidants, and includes niacinamide, which has an anti-inflammatory effect and improves hyperpigmentation. In addition it has a powerful anti-aging effect, and provides long lasting moisture.

3. Reach for Retinol

A good habit to get into is gently exfoliating the skin, which helps remove dead skin cells that can harbour excess pigment. Using a topical retinoid product that can treat and help fade hyperpigmentation. Retinol provides similar benefits and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Meno-Glow Retinol Serum utilises the optimal retinol concentration for clinical effect. It’s also a great overnight treatment formulated with a blend of retinol and pentapeptides to help minimize hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.

4. Incorporate Gentle Exfoliants

Using products with exfoliating active ingredients can help by removing dead skin cells while moisturising the skin and treating dark spots.

Meno-Glow Wash contains silacylic acid, which has a gentle exfoliating effect on the skin. It helps remove excess sebum (oil) and reduce sebum production, making it an excellent ingredient for unclogging pores. The Meno-Glow Wash is also formulated with a neutral pH level and works with the enzymes in the skin’s upper layer, providing you with the best results without damaging the skin.

5. Wear Sun-Protective Clothing

Sunlight and the visible light spectrum are responsible for majority of hyperpigmentation. Hence, the best way to prevent and treat dark spots is using a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30+ and taking extra measures such as wearing sunglasses, UPF clothing (or just covering your skin) and sticking to the shade where possible. Simply avoiding being in the sun for prolonged periods between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. can assist with preventing dark spots and additional sun damage. Wearing wide brimmed hats can also help.

In conclusion

Dark spots are completely avoidable and treatable with the right methods. Using sunscreen, an antioxidant rich moisture, retinol, a gentle exfoliator and minimising your time in the sun, can help prevent and treat dark spots on the skin. Meno-Glow provides you with all the necessary products and has been scientifically formulated to work with the processes of the skin. It has also been specifically designed for women going through menopause.

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Thanks for taking the time to read our article. Until next time, please take care of yourself – you deserve it!

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