Common Causes Of Dark Spots And How To Treat Them


Dark spots, and hyperpigmentation on the skin, are common occurrences for many women. While they are harmless and pose no medical issues, we understand that you may want to address them for cosmetic purposes. In this article, we will delve into the causes of dark spots and provide effective treatments to help you achieve a more even complexion. Let’s uncover the secrets to banishing dark spots for good.

Causes of Dark Spots

1. Sun exposure

Overexposure to the sun is the primary cause behind the development of dark spots on the face and body. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation stimulates the production of excess melanin, resulting in uneven pigmentation and the appearance of dark spots. Tanning beds and UV light from certain manicure systems can further intensify these spots, particularly on the hands.

2. Hormones 

Hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, or while taking birth control pills can cause dark spots to appear on the face. Some people may also be more prone to hyperpigmentation due to their genetics. These hormonal changes can cause a skin condition called melasma, which is more common in women than men, especially in women experiencing pregnancy. Melasma is physically harmless and only causes these dark spots to appear on the face, but could lead to psychological problems due to its prominence on the skin.

3. Inflammation

Inflammation or injuries to the skin can lead to dark spots developing after the initial red swelling simmers down. Our skin produces more melanin during the healing process, which will darken these spots. For those with acne, eczema, or even allergies, this can take a toll as the inflammation could spread quickly across multiple parts of the body. 

These spots can take months or even years to fade, even after the original cause of the hyperpigmentation has long since left. Darker skin tones are more prone to developing this excess pigment, and those with sensitive skin may find themselves left with dark spots after irritation from things like razor bumps, bug bites, and welts.

Treatments for Dark Spots

1. Sun protection

Protecting your skin from sun exposure can prevent dark spots from worsening and reduce the risk of developing new dark spots. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, wear protective clothing, and avoid sun exposure during peak hours. These aid in preventing pigmentation from developing on the face, especially with sunscreen. It forms a protective layer over the spots, averting them from getting darker in the sun.

2. Hydrate the skin

Dehydration leads to dull and dry-looking skin, making dark spots appear more noticeable. Aim to inject moisture back into your skin with hydrating skincare products, like Lynn Aesthetic’s Hydrating Serum or products containing ingredients like vitamin C and retinol. These especially aim to diminish dark spots while keeping your skin looking fresh. Well-moisturised skin promotes cell turnover, aiding in the fading process of dark spots.

3. Go for professional treatments

For targeted and effective results, consider professional treatments administered by trained experts. Lynn Aesthetic offers advanced treatments using state-of-the-art equipment to address dark spots. The E-Light service utilises Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy to treat sun damage, acne scarring, and pigmentation lesions. By targeting melanin in dark spots, this service brightens the skin, strengthens its natural defences, and enhances hydration and radiance.

Or consider trying the 90-minute Pigmentation Removal Facial, which is designed to lighten dark spots, fade blemishes, and improve overall complexion. This intensive face therapy in Singapore uses Photon Light Therapy, a revolutionary non-invasive light technology that stimulates the natural healing power of the cells in your body. It works deep within your skin’s cellular level, correcting dark spots right at its genetic source to reduce pigmentation naturally and effectively.


Dark spots are a common occurrence, but they can be effectively treated to achieve a more even and radiant complexion. By protecting your skin from the sun, maintaining hydration, and considering professional treatments, such as those offered by Lynn Aesthetic, you can effectively combat dark spots and enhance your skin’s appearance. Embrace the journey towards a brighter and more confident you by booking an appointment with Lynn Aesthetic.

As one of the leading body and facial spa salons in Singapore, Lynn Aesthetic is always seeking to upgrade our skills and knowledge in the field of beauty and wellness. This is why all our treatments are carried out with state-of-the-art equipment. So, what are you waiting for? Reach out to us to book an appointment today.

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