Before we tell you how you can treat dark spots, you must know what causes them. Dark spots appear due to an excess of melanin content (the pigment that gives your skin its colour.) The melanin increases when your skin tries to shield itself from the sun. The UV rays oxidise melanin leading to these dark spots. If you’re looking for a remedy to treat dark spots, at home, read on…

Eat right

One of the first things you need to do is watch what you are eating. Try and include foods that are rich in antioxidants such as berries, prunes, plums and oranges in your diet. These help prevent melanin build-up thereby reducing your chances of getting dark spots.

Keep your skin moisturised

In order to fight dark spots, your skin needs to be armed with a cream that can shield itself against hyper-pigmentation. Our pick is the Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream that targets facial spots and aims at evening out your skin tone. Its antioxidant lightening action works to lighten dark circles as well!

Cover up when out in the sun

Since harsh rays are the real monsters behind dark spots, it is best to steer clear of the sun between 10 AM and 4 PM (when the rays are the strongest.) If you must go out, wear a hat or carry an umbrella in addition to shielding your skin with a sunscreen suitable for your skin type.