Skin discoloration can put a damper on your confidence. Some appear on the face, while others experience skin discoloration on arms, knees, and neck. You have to wear a ton of makeup just to hide the discoloration or wear clothes that cover almost every inch of your body. If you don’t have time to cover the discoloration, you have to face your adoring public with a flawed complexion.
What causes skin discoloration?
Skin discoloration (i.e. hyperpigmentation) are blotches or patches of dark spots on your skin. They are caused by a variety of factors and conditions such as:
- Age/sun – age spots or sun spots caused by your skin’s production of melanin as a defense against UV rays.
- Melasma or chloasma – most commonly seen in women due to high levels of estrogen and progesterone. Melasma frequently occurs during pregnancy, using birth controls, or when hormone levels are unstable.
- After an inflammation – manifests after or during skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, or Psoriasis. Can also happen after cuts, burns, or chemical exposure.
- As a result/reaction to a skin treatment – some experience hyperpigmentation after a laser treatment or chemical peel.
Effects of activated charcoal for skin discoloration
As a powerful detoxifying material, activated charcoal can help you lighten if not remove skin discoloration. By using activated charcoal you will be able to:
- Minimize pore size
- Eliminate dark spots
- Ease sun damage
- Lighten melasma
- Remove fine lines and wrinkles
Activated charcoal has anti-inflammatory properties that can help lighten dark spots caused by inflammation. It draws out bacteria and toxins that are causing skin reactions, and reduce swelling. One of the common remedies and first-aid for mosquito or spider bites. As it draws out toxins and inflammatory chemicals, the swelling subsides along with redness and irritation.
You can also experience gentle exfoliation with activated charcoal. The adsorbent, highly porous surface of activated charcoal can also help remove pigmented skin layer. As you peel dead cells layer by layer, you will reveal a lighter, fairer, smoother skin.
How to use activated charcoal for skin discoloration
We recommend using activated Actinera® Charcoal Dead Sea Mud Bar for your body to help clear gently exfoliate dark spots on your neck, underarms, elbows, and knees. It’s a gentle exfoliant that helps get rid of dead skin cells that contain dark pigments. It can also help ease inflammation experienced due to dermatitis and Psoriasis.
You can use Actinera® Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash on your face to gently cleanse and remove skin irritants, oil, dirt, and bacteria. These often result in acne that is inflamed and infected. As you gently scrub your face with Actinera® Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash, you are gently abrading off dead skin, oil, and dirt.
If you have heavy pigmentation that you want to spot treat, you can use Actinera® Deep Pore-Suction Mask. It penetrates deep into your pores, removing acne, as well as a layer of dark pigmented skin cells. By removing that dead skin layer, you promote cell turnover and renewal. Your body will respond by producing new, supple skin that has lighter pigments compared to the old one. Remember to close your pores with a cold splash of water or a pore-minimizing toner to help prevent your pores from clogging.
Activated charcoal can help lighten skin discoloration by easing inflammation and removing dead skin. The more you use activated charcoal on your skin, the faster you will get smooth, clean, and fair complexion. You no longer have to use too much skincare products to cover your blemishes, nor hide your skin from view. However, the process will take some time. Give your skin enough time to heal and recover itself after gentle exfoliation from activated charcoal. Be mindful of your food intake, and keep yourself hydrated to help promote skin renewal.
Which dark patch on your skin do you wish to lighten? What caused your hyperpigmentation? What did you use as a remedy? Please share your experience in our comment section.