Steps to heal dark spots on your skin.

Here is a list of what you can do to help protect and heal your skin if you suffer from hyperpigmentation of the skin.

1. Wear Sunscreen -

Sun exposure is the biggest external cause of pigmentation issues and can make existing spots darker. Use a moisturizer, foundation or BB cream that contains SPF to protect your skin from sun exposure.

2. Don’t Pick Pimples-It’s so tempting, but when you pick at bumps on the skin, you can cause damage which sometimes results in what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (also known as PIH and hyperpigmentation caused by inflammation) is a type of hyperpigmentation that can affect the face and body. It appears as flat spots of discoloration. You want to avoid popping acne bumps. Be sure to first wash your hands or wear gloves if you find you cannot resist. You should first treat any breakouts with topical treatments. Picking bumps and pimples can make the problem worse.