Dark spots are dark patches on the skin which many people encounter throughout their life. Some dark spots have been on our skin since childhood and others only appear when we are adults. For many people these dark spots are visually unpleasant and create discontinuity on their skin. This post looks at how you can get rid of dark spots by sharing the 3 best soaps for removing dark spots. These soaps all contain agents which are fast acting and effective. If you are looking for an organic solution for lightening your dark spots, you can read this post.
The Causes Of Dark Spots
There are a plethora of causes of dark spots. Overexposure to the sun is the most common reason for dark spots to appear on the skin. If you don’t want to have to have to deal with dark spots over your lifetime, then make sure you limit your time in the sun. If you are going to be in the sun, be sure to sue suncream at all times. Aging is also closely related to dark spots. Those that are aging and have had decent amounts of exposure to the sun in their life will really notice dark spots start to show up when they hit around fifty. Lack of vitamins, stress and improper skin care, are all major contributors as well. People who smoke cigarettes are also likely to develop dark spots on their skin. More serious conditions such as cancer and diabetes are also reasons dark spots may appear on the skin.
Types Of Dark Spots
There are a whole host of different types of dark spots, and it’s important to know how each of them differ.
If a pimple gets infected with bacteria, it can become very painful and leave a scar after it pops. This scar can then evolve into a dark spot.
Any kind of injury or trauma caused to the skin as a result of abrasions, burns, acne can lead to inflammation which can later cause the formation of dark spots in that area.
Melasma refers to the patchy dark spots that appear on the cheeks. Hormonal imbalances, hormonal therapy treatment or thyroid dysfunction can cause this kind of dark spot.
Lentigines are dark spots that appear to be scattered and follow no particular pattern. They are what we commonly refer to as ‘liver spots’ that usually appear on the skin of older people. They are a direct consequence of exorbitant exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.
The 3 Best Soaps For Removing Dark Spots
1. Honeycomb Kojic Acid Soap
This is one of oldest and most effective skin lightening soaps on the market. The secret “Honeycomb” formula is known to remove dark spots on the skin fast and effectively. By combining Kojic Acid with honey and Glutathione it’s able to adeptly lighten darks spots on the skin whilst also ensuring the skin remains well hydrated. This soap holds a Platinum Edition label as every bar is handmade using only the highest quality ingredients. For best results this Kojic Acid soap should be used no more than twice a day, and left on the skin for no more than 5 minutes at a time. Read our 6 Step Guide On How To Use Kojic Acid Soap Properly for more information on best practice.
2. Miss Rose Papaya Soap
Papaya has been used as an ingredient for skin lightening for centuries. In previous epochs communities in Southeast Asia were using Papaya as an organic skin lightening product. Most notably it was initially used for treatment of dark spots that had resulted from exposure to the sun. Shortly thereafter it was discovered that Papaya was also a very good melanin reducer. The reason we love this soap is because it also contains Shea Butter which makes your skin feel silky and smooth after use. Papaya soap generally is not as intense as Kojic Acid soap and so the need to follow a strict application procedure is not as important. Like any skin lightener it is still important to use in moderation.
3. Honey Milk Glutathione Soap
This is one of the best Glutathione soaps we have found. Glutathione is a critical antioxidant found in plants, animals and bacteria and it is well known for removing dark spots. Glutathione enhances the cells of your skin by destroying free radicals and minimizing oxidative stress. By doing this it inhibits the production of melanin in the skin. Continuous intervention of the skin’s production of melanin will over time remove dark spots on your skin. Glutathione skin products like Kojic Acid skin products must be used prudently. Moreover Glutathione has a tendency to dry out ones skin. Therefore it’s imperative that you use a moisturizer in conjunction with using Glutathione products.
Other Products For Removing Dark Spots
In addition to the 3 best soaps for removing dark spots mentioned above, there are other skin lightening products that also do an effective job in removing dark spots. So, if you prefer not using a soap for lightening dark spots, then why not try the following.
Water Ice Skin Lightening Cream
One of the most famous skin lightening creams in Asia, Water Ice has been used for decades in lightening dark spots on the face. This cream can be used up to three times a day, and should be applied in generous quantities on the target areas of the skin.
Other Ways Of Removing Dark Spots
Laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure that is painless and garners quick results. Depending on the color and size of your dark spots and how deep they sit within the skin, the most fitting laser will be selected for you. The number of sessions that will be required for your treatment will also depend on the same factors. It is very important to note that your skin will be highly sensitive after laser treatment. Therefore, make sure to stock up on sunscreen and also try to avoid going out in the sun for a few days after treatment.
A chemical peel treatment involves applying a chemical onto your skin that will cause it to blister and peel off, thus actuating regenerative cells. Depending on the darkness and depth of your dark spot, the chemical used to peel your skin will be different. A superficial peel will utilize alpha-hydroxy acids like glycolic acid or lactic acid, while a medium level peel will emply trichloroacetic acid.
Like laser treatment, the number of sessions will vary depending on the nature of your dark spots on your skin. Your skin will be highly sensitive to sunlight after a chemical peel session. It is imperative that you make good use of your sunscreen and avoid going out in the sun for a few days after the treatment. It is possible you that you will also be prescribed some mild painkillers to soothe your inflamed skin.
Microdermabrasion is a non-intrusive treatment that is used to rejuvenate your skin and it has been found very effective in getting rid of dark spots. This treatment is pain free. The procedure begins with micro-exfoliating crystals being sprayed on to your skin, followed by delicately removing them. The combined effect of the exfoliating and suction-vacuuming is that not only dead cells of your epidermis stripped away, but your collagen production is also rebooted. Thus, your dark spots are rid of and your skin is left glowing!
There are many ways to lighten dark spots on your body. Soaps, creams, laser treatment and chemical peels. Always remember to read up on the details of the approach in which you choose to remove your dark spots. Every approach will potentially have side effects and it important to be aware of these.