Where Dark Patches Come From

April 23, 2019 3 min read

Where Dark Patches Come From

Lots of people wonder where dark patches come from and why they are on our skin. Sometimes they form unexpectedly, while others have had them for several years. The good thing is that there’s a simple explanation behind why they form, however they aren’t welcomed guests for most people. Luckily there are ways to remove or fade them so that they aren’t as noticeable. Learn about where your dark patches came from and techniques that are used to get rid of them.

Where Dark Patches Come From

You might notice dark patches forming on different parts of your body, like your hands, face, or feet. They can be in the form of freckles, patches, marks, or spots. Many times, these marks form as a result of certain conditions. This could include various skin diseases, sun damage, and acne.

Sun damage is caused by the sun penetrating into your skin for long periods of time and targeting increased pigment growth. People with freckles can testify to the fact that when they expose their skin to the sun for longer, they have darker freckles. The sun plays a big role in how our skin appears and whether we form dark patches or not, so it’s important to learn how to protect yourself from too much sunlight.

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It’s always exciting when your acne clears up and you’re expecting an even-toned face, but unfortunately, acne can sometimes leave behind dark marks of where it used to be and clutter your face with spots. This is a skin condition which can potentially leave behind dark patches, depending on how your skin reacts to acne.  

What’s behind the increase of color in our skin is known as a condition called hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is when there is an increase or excess amount of pigments being formed in our skin cells. Each pigment carries some color in it, so the more pigments we have, the darker our complexion will be. Hyperpigmentation can show up around the body in specific places and darken the area with an increased amount of color. This is where dark patches and other marks on your skin come from. Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless, so it won’t negatively affect your health, but it can be annoying to have and make you feel unconfident in your skin.

How Do I Get Rid of My Dark Patches?

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition behind dark patches on your skin, but it can be dealt with. There are different products and remedies for helping slow the hyperpigmentation process. If you’re getting tired of the dark patches on your skin and want an effective solution, we highly recommend trying our Symwhite Skin Lightening & Dark Spot Remover. This product effectively lightens darker areas on your skin and can help remove patches. It helps restore your skin to your natural color so that you can achieve an even skin tone all around.

Another popular product of ours is the Enhanced Skin Brightening Vitamin C Gel. This gel is packed with essential vitamin C for your skin, and it’s perfect for lightening and brightening needs. It can target your dark patches and generate new skin cells to restore the area. You’ll be able to see a difference in no time with this product. To learn more about our other lightening techniques, we recommend you read this article.


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