Do sun spot removal creams actually work?
As I have gotten older I have seen some discoloration on my cheeks. I believe they are sun spots caused mostly in my younger days when I thought sunscreen didn't apply to me because of my olive tone skin. Are there any creams that I could apply to diminish some of the spots on my cheeks?
I can completely relate! My skin is more olive toned too. Silly, 20-something-year-old me thought that sunscreen wasn't necessary. Sure enough, I'm 46-years-old now and noticing age spots on my skin, which the doctor told me was from sun damage. My dermatologist told me that I need to completely eliminated my sun exposure, and if I did have to be outdoors to apply sunscreen to any part of my body exposed to the sun. For people with darker skin tones, we actually have more pigmentation, which makes the sun spots show up darker and last longer. Little did I know! Anyways, my skin care routine has me using Melarase AM in the morning and Melarase PM at night, and I have noticed significant improvement. It's worth a shot!
I can say with confidence that sunspot removal creams do work. I used a prescription cream that I applied once in the morning and once at night. For my morning application, I applied a light layer of cream over my sunscreen. After about 3 months, the hyperpigmentation on my back and hands had significantly faded. The fade cream contains a lightening agent which targets the brown spots. I can honestly say that after these past 3 months, my skin is literally glowing and looks so healthy. Over the counter dark spot correctors are available at drugstores, but I recommend seeing your dermatologist and get a prescription if the hyperpigmentation is severe. After 6 months of use with the prescription cream, I am going to switch to an over the counter spot corrector to maintain my results and keep new spots from forming.