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Black Marks On Skin

I want to make my skin good. It is not bad but there are black marks here and there which are not going. Skin is not dry or anything that way.
(26 Jul 2008)

These black marks that have appeared on your skin are not because your skin is in bad condition but is caused due to something known as hyper pigmentation. Hyper pigmentation occurs when melanin- the factor that is responsible for our skin color - is produced in a larger quantity in one area of the skin than others. This gives the appearance that the skin is darker as compared to its surrounding areas. Hyper pigmentation is generally caused due to over exposure of the skin to the sun or sometimes due to the excess production of hormones in the body.

There are various types of hyper pigmentation which are age spots, birth marks and sometimes pimples. Age spots are caused due to the aging of skin and its exposure to the sun.

These back spots can happen to anybody regardless of their skin color and is generally only a cosmetic problem. However if you notice the appearance of too many dark spots in a short period of time you should consult a dermatologist, as it may be indicative of a larger problem. But as far as normal cases of hyper pigmentation are concerned you will not need anything more than a good cleansing routine and the use of an over the counter skin lightener.

answered by G S on 26 Jul 2008, 7:27:23


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