How do dark spots occur?
What are the main causes of dark spots?
- Sun Damage A common source of dark spots is excessive sun exposure, this is found in roughly 90% of people over 60 but is also common in younger adults too. It is where the skin produces extra melanin as a protection against harmful UV rays.
- Melasma This is caused by hormone imbalances and can be triggered during pregnancy, menopause or when using birth control etc.
- Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation This is caused when the skin has undergone a form of trauma i.e. acne scars, burns or psoriasis. This is particularly prevalent as we get older, as our skin cells do not reproduce as quickly, these are sometimes referred to as age spots.
How to get rid of dark spots
Special skin creams
The NIVEA Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Age Spot Day Cream has Q10 antioxidants and natural ageing defence. It has an SPF of 30 to protect the skin from UV rays and creatine to help skin cells regenerate preventing further dark spots from forming.