Dark spots are a natural common skin condition that can occur in various parts of the body, including around the mouth. As their name suggests, these areas have a darker skin tone than the rest of your skin. Dark spots form from an excess production of melanin. Melanin overproduction can be brought upon by many causes, like prolonged sun exposure. They can form anywhere on the body, including on highly visible areas. But if you’re wondering how to get rid of dark spots around the mouth, it’s good to know what causes them and what your options are for treating them.
Melanin determines the brightness or darkness of your skin. Hyperpigmentation indicates too much melanin and hypopigmentation shows too little melanin. When the amount of melanin is unbalanced, pigmentation develops. One of these conditions is melasma, a skin disorder which results from excessive pigmentation often caused by hormonal changes. Melasma can cause dark spots on the face and mouth. Melasma is a common skin condition among white women. A more common name for Melasma is “the pregnancy mask” because it can develop during pregnancy. Melasma can also occur from taking higher dose contraceptive pills. However, this conditions is considered harmless and disappears within time.
A more accurate term for age spots is “sun spots” because their formation is directly affected by the amount of UV radiation that you get from the sun. Higher sun exposure means more UV radiation which puts you at increased risk of skin conditions like premature aging, dark spots, and worse, skin cancer.
Regardless of a person’s age, having dark spots is undesirable for anyone. It’s no wonder that there are many products, natural remedies, and clinical procedures to eliminate dark spots and restore the skin back to an even-toned and smooth complexion.
There are different ways to get rid of your dark spots around the mouth. You can choose expensive and invasive methods, or you can go for a more affordable and safer alternative, like using an all natural over-the-counter-product.
Reaction to Medications
A dermatologist is likely to prescribe a skin lightening cream, such as hydroquinone, alongside creams like retinol and vitamin C to ‘blend’ the pigmentation. Results using these products can vary by individual, and whether your health insurance will cover this as a medically necessary treatment or view it as a cosmetic procedure is a whole other issue.
Popular cosmetic treatments include laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, infrared light treatments, and many other new technologies that are effective but very costly.
Not only are cosmetic treatments expensive, but more likely than not, they have to be completed over multiple sessions and can produce some unpleasant side effects. We’re not saying these treatments don’t work, but considering the cost, time commitment, and invasive nature, cosmetic therapies should be used as a last resort when all other products cease to be ineffective. Aside from being expensive, some procedures can be painful and cause inflammation and redness, making your skin much more sensitive.
Brightening creams can be used to remove dark pigmentation if used correctly. However, you should avoid brands that contain harsh ingredients like hydroquinone, mercury, and alpha-hydroxy. These ingredients irritate the skin and cause inflammation and redness. Prolonged usage can also lead to the erosion of your epidermis, which is the outer protective layer of your skin.
A safer alternative is by using a skin brightening cream that contains natural ingredients, like our YA Skin Brightening Cream made from a unique blend of vitamins, extracts, and other additives that gently brighten your skin spots. Our product can be applied safely to any area of the body, including around the mouth.
Our skin brightening formula is a complex mix of safe and all natural ingredients like purified water, horse chestnut, and Retinyl, which all help with blocking tyrosine, which is the required enzyme needed to produce melanin.
Also, our YA brightening cream contains ingredients to tone, smooth, and moisturize. Therefore, you not only get the safe “bleaching” benefits of a brightening cream but you also get the advantages additional moisture that your skin needs to stay healthy.
It’s important to follow directions and avoid sun exposure while using such products. It’s also essential to apply SPF on a daily basis. For best results, choose a broad spectrum SPF product that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.