There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skincare treatment especially when dealing with dark spots, age spots, sun spots, pimple spots, black spots, or whatever you want to call this kind of imperfection on our skin.
Though dark spots are sort of a normal mark on the skin as we age, it's still an implication of skin damage. Moreover, it's more worrisome when your dark spots tend to get worse as time goes by. So, if you notice your dark spots aren't getting better, you should keep on reading. We listed down habits that worsen your dark spots.
1. Over exfoliation
Though it's important to exfoliate at least once a week, if you do it with much pressure, it might even be harsher on the skin. Putting too much pressure and doing it so many times can lead to more severe hyperpigmentation.
So, remember that with any method of exfoliation and scrubbing, gentleness is the key.
2. Popping pimples
Do you enjoy popping your pimple especially when you think it's ripe and ready? Then think twice before getting rid of your pimple this time. As it might lead to hyperpigmentation and may lead to scarring.
Remember that one of the reasons why we're getting dark is because of inflammation. And when you pick or pop a pimple, this act creates skin inflammation which results in dark spots, lesions, and scars.
3. Not wearing sunscreen
Not wearing sun protection will even worsen hyperpigmentation, especially for repeated sun exposure. This can even lead to skin damage and premature aging.
And did you know that if you skip a day or two without wearing sunscreen will actually worsen dark spots? So, make it a habit to use sunscreen on a daily basis.
4. Irritation from overdoing your skincare
Less and using effective products are better than overdoing your skincare. Aside from over-exfoliating, using too many skincare and hair products can also make the matter worse.
Washing your face too much, over-exfoliation, and putting too much skincare will just upset the natural skin balance making your skin dry, and will eventually just worsen all your skin conditions.
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