We have spoken at length regarding the many different ways and methods of removing dark spots on your skin. One of the best methods of removing them is to prevent them from ever occurring in the first place.
Understanding that it is possible to prevent them altogether is the topic of discussion here.
Now this is not always possible for everyone, as people receive dark spots on their skin in different ways, such as through genetics and aging. On the other hand 80 % of people who have spots on skin in one place or another receive them through ways in which they could have been prevented altogether.
In an effort to give you the information you need on how this can be achieved we have created a list with some of the best ways to prevent these unwelcome visitors from ever occurring.
There are also a number of ways that you can ensure their prevention that do not include products or applications to your skin. Preventing different skin pigmentation areas from ever appearing on your skin is also a great way to ensure that the rest of your body will stay healthy as well.
Sunscreen – The best way to prevent sun spots specifically from invading your skin is by using sunscreen whenever you will be in large amounts of sunlight for extended periods of time. These times might include being at the beach, the pool, sports, outdoor concerts or venues, and theme parks and resorts. The Best sunscreens to use are those that are SPF 30 and higher as they will dramatically reduce the amount of damage your skin will receive from the suns UV rays.
The higher the SPF rating is on the sunscreen you use the better it will protect your skin. Also consider using some waterproof or water resistant sunscreen on days where you will be in the water like the beach, pool, or water park.
Most people don’t realize that using sunscreen earlier in life will prevent the appearance of dark spots later in life. Sunscreen should always be used no matter what age you are and no matter the color of your skin. Even those of us with darker skin are still at risk of getting spots and even skin cancer so using sunscreen is in every persons best interest.
The sun does not discriminate against skin color and neither does cancer so protect yourself from having to go through this by wearing sunscreen, especially if you know you are going to be in the sun for a long period of time. You can even find moisturizers that already contain sunscreen in them, that way your skin can be moisturized and protected at the same time.
Proper Acne Treatment Techniques – Acne scars are another leading cause where skin blemishes and unwanted spots on your skin can become apparent. A common misconception where acne is concerned is that pimples should be popped.
This could not be further from the truth because popping pimples is actually disturbing and opening up that area for further damage to be done to the skin. Another thing popping pimples does is it creates a place for a scab to form thus creating a scarred area know as a dark spot.
The best products to use on acne are products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide. Also you should wash your face with soap and water as this can be better than any product on the market. Other products contain chemicals that may do more damage than good to your skin.
If you have sensitive skin using no product at all is better than popping the pimple. Also you should never pick acne because this causes the elements your body is pushing out to go back into your skin. Not to mention, any bacteria or dirt under your fingernails can get into the open wound and infect your skin only making things much worse.
Diet – One of the very best things you can do for your body is to watch your diet. The very things we consume can be attributed to how our skin looks and even feels. To prevent the appearance of dark spots on different parts of your body you can eat certain foods that will give your skin the nutrients and vitamins it needs to stay healthy.
The first thing to always keep in your diet is water. Water is the vital element to life and is very important for skin health. Always stay hydrated and lubricated, in doing this you ensure healthy skin.
Some foods that are great to maintain your skins health and prevent skin problems from arising can be found below.
- Fruits (Specifically fruits that contain vitamin c)
- Vegetables (Green leafy vegetables such as Broccoli and spinach cooked or raw)
- Oils (Olive Oil or Avocado Oil)
- Whole Grains (Rice and Oatmeal)
- Omega 3 Oils (Walnuts, Flaxseed oil, and fish)
Make sure to watch out for any food allergies you may have before eating some of the suggested items. If you find a food listed here that you are allergic to a substitute may be used to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
By following the suggestions listed here you will significantly reduce the risk of getting dark spots. Not only does this help keep your skin healthy and looking great but it will keep your body healthy all around and you will notice many other benefits. Your body will thank you by giving you a great bill of health and a much longer lifespan.