Getting Rid of Dark Spots

Discoloration is a reality of life. Early brown patches and dark spots, could be as a result of lifestyle or heredity, but at a particular age, we all get some of it. Several uncontrollable factors cause the skin to become darker (hyperpigmentation), starting with the increase in melanin, the substance responsible for the regulation of pigment. Primarily, hyperpigmentation is caused by over-exposure to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. But dark spots can also be seen due to melasma which causes them to generate over time into acne or other skin trauma. Of course, the worst culprit is the increase in sun exposure, says a Beverly Hills Dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi. 

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