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15 Natural Ingredients to Remove Stubborn Sunspots

Sunspots on skin are tricky to treat.

Why? Because they often fall under different guises:

Sunspots appear as round, brown, flat patches where the top layer of skin expands with pigment.

While it’s true, some people have a hereditary predisposition to sunspots.

They usually appear due to too much exposure to UV rays.

They are also extremely stubborn to remove, especially when you’re up against controversial ingredients like Hydroquinone.

So join us as we look at natural alternatives to remove sunspots on your skin.

Treating Sunspots on Skin

Sunspots are challenging to treat because of their diverse forms, including age spots, liver spots, solar lentigo, pigmentation, and sun-damaged skin, and these variations present complexities when you want to treat them.

They typically manifest as round, brown, flat patches where the pigment accumulates in the skin’s top layer, the epidermis.

However, what can make sunspots particularly stubborn to remove it when the pigment is deeper in the dermis.

Given these challenges, if you are struggling with uneven skin tone and sunspots, you need to take a multi-faceted approach that addresses the underlying cause of pigmentation in your skin and the specific characteristics of each type of sunspot.

This will involve using a combination of topical products, including tyrosinase inhibitors, antioxidants, natural skin-lightening ingredients, suitable sun protection measures, and lifestyle modifications to minimise further sun damage.

What is a Tyrosinase Inhibitor?

Understanding the role of tyrosinase inhibitors in addressing your pigmentation disorder is helpful.

Tyrosinase is an enzyme crucial for melanin synthesis, and inhibiting its activity can help regulate pigmentation—substances like melanotropin, also known as Alpha-MSH, control tyrosinase activity.

Many extracts contain molecules that counteract Alpha-MSH and inhibit tyrosinase, thus reducing melanin production and improving skin tone.

Incorporating these tyrosinase inhibitors into your skincare routine can help lighten your dark spots and achieve a more even complexion.

In the article How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation Instantly we discuss three ingredients that work in synergy to help you remove stubborn dark spots.

Naturally treating sunspots on skin.

Naturally treating sunspots on your skin involves harnessing the power of several botanical extracts and compounds known for their skin-lightening and antioxidant properties.

Here’s a breakdown of some of these ingredients and how they work:

#1: Alpha-Arbutin

This extract is derived from yeast extract; alpha-arbutin blocks melanin production, making it one of the safest ingredients for removing pigmentation.

#2: Bearberry Leaf Extract (Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi)

This extract is a popular skin brightener with potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties, so it is excellent for treating post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

#3: Antioxidants

When used in formulas, antioxidants help address inflammation and slow down the oxidation involved in melanin formation.

#4: Bio white

This blend of plant extracts inhibits tyrosinase production, promotes healthy cell renewal, and offers protection from UV radiation.

#5: Daisy Flower Extract (Bellis Perennis)

This potent skin lightener and antioxidant influence pathways involved in melanin formation.

#6: Diacetyl Boldine Extract (Lumiskin)

This extract is derived from Chilean bark. It can help inhibit pigmentation induced by cellular stress and significantly lighten sunspots.

#7: Giga white

Developed from alpine plants, this has strong antioxidant properties and can help to inhibit tyrosinase. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory.

#8: Kojic Acid

A potent natural skin-lightening treatment sourced from mushrooms helps inhibit melanin production in your skin by inhibiting tyrosinase.

#9: Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Un-bonded corneocyte cells in your skin contain melanin, which inhibits the tyrosinase enzyme.

Alpha hydroxy acids work to gently slouch these cells from the top layer of your skin, helping to lighten and brighten dull-pigmented patches.

#10: Mulberry Bark Extract (Morus Alba)

This extract acts as a natural tyrosinase inhibitor. Mulberry extract has a strong affinity for the skin. It is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

#11: Niacinamide

This is the equivalent of a non-hydroquinone treatment for hyperpigmentation; it has powerful skin-lightening and brightening properties.

#12: N-Acetyl Glucosamine

This ingredient synergises with niacinamide, so we use it with our formula, B+ skin shot. This combination makes it a powerful anti-pigmentation treatment.

#13: Poria Cocos Polysaccharide

This extract helps to increase skin thickness, improves luminosity and microcirculation, and decreases the appearance of wrinkles.

#14: Rumex Occidentalis Extract (Tyrostat)

This botanical extract strongly inhibits the tyrosinase enzyme, helping to improve sunspots on skin.

#15: Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine (Sepiwhite)

This is a potent sunspot fader that is derived from natural amino acids. Undecylenoyl phenylalanine acts as an antagonist to melanotropin, preventing melanin synthesis.

To conclude. The naked truth

Treating sunspots on the skin does present a challenge because of their various manifestations, including age spots, liver spots, solar lentigo, pigmentation, and UV damage.

These spots on your skin are usually characterised by round, brown, flat patches caused by excessive melanin production.

They are often a result of prolonged UV exposure, known as photo ageing or hormonal imbalances.

Understanding the role of tyrosinase inhibitors and enzymes in melanin synthesis is essential to effectively address pigmentation disorders in your skin.

Naturally treating sunspots involves harnessing the power of botanical extracts and compounds renowned for their skin-lightening and antioxidant properties.

Ingredients such as Alpha-Arbutin, Bearberry Leaf Extract, Antioxidants, and Bio White will all help to inhibit tyrosinase activity in your skin, promoting a more even complexion without causing harm.

By incorporating these natural ingredients into your skincare routine, you can effectively help treat your sunspots and achieve a more transparent, radiant complexion while minimising the risks associated with controversial ingredients like Hydroquinone.

19 replies on “15 Natural Ingredients to Remove Stubborn Sunspots”

Hi Samantha
I have suffered with warts most of my life. Are warts a sign of something not functioning well in the body. Could warts be a sign of depression…or cause it?

Hi Bella

This is very very difficult to correct as the chemical burn is taking place deep in the dermis, it is nothing something that I can advice remotely I really am sorry and topically nothing is going to pull this pigment out of the skin and beware of hydroquinone – look up my article on this ingredient. Good luck

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