Why does the desert sun in Las Vegas cause dark spots, and what are dark spot correctors?

Dark spots can result from hormonal changes, pregnancy, acne and other inflammatory changes. Exposure to the sun without protection is one of the leading causes of dark spots. Cells secrete the amino acid tyrosine causing pigmentation to take place. Dark spot correctors work to diffuse the excess production of melanin. Hydroquinone is one type of melanin suppressant.

Some of the more popular dark spot correctors are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Kojic acid
  • Licorice
  • Bearberry
  • Mulberry

Most dark spot correctors mix an exfoliating ingredient in, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid to help the skin to turn over at a faster rate. As the products evolve the ingredients are becoming more exotic, sometimes mixing antioxidants with melanin suppressants. One thing to remember if you stop using these products and go into the sun without protection they will return.

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