Can your skin get darker as you age?

Why did my skin get darker as I get older?

Commonly, darkened skin appears as fairly small spots, called “age spots” or lentigines, which can be caused by sun damage acquired over a long period of time. In fact, sun exposure is one of the most common causes of darkened skin.

Can your skin naturally get darker?

It occurs in both humans and animals, and is what makes hair, skin, and eyes appear darker. Research has found that melanin may help protect the skin from UV rays. Increasing melanin may also help block processes in the body that lead to skin cancer.

How do I get my original skin color back?

How do I get my original skin color back?

  1. Exfoliate regularly with a gentle scrub.
  2. Moisturise well.
  3. Eat foods rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C, daily.
  4. Use a sunscreen (with SPF 30 and PA+++) every day, without fail.
  5. Use a skin brightening face pack if you have an uneven skin tone.

How can I stop my skin from darkening?

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation

  1. Avoid exposure to the sun. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin and stop hyperpigmentation from becoming darker.
  2. Avoid picking at the skin. To prevent hyperpigmentation from forming after an injury, avoid picking at spots, scabs, and acne.
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Does the sun make your skin darker permanently?

Can a tan be permanent? A tan is never permanent because skin naturally exfoliates itself over time. … New cells are formed and older skin sloughs off. Anyone who you see who seems “permanently” tan either has darker skin naturally, uses a sunless tanning lotion or spray tans, or goes in the sun regularly.

What causes the skin to get darker?

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin.

How do I know my true skin color?

To determine your skin tone, observe the color of your nail bed or pinch the skin under your arm (or any place the sun never shines). Does the tone tend to appear more reddish-orange, reddish-blue, pinkish-blue, peachy or yellowish? Once that’s determined, you’ll have a benchmark for your natural skin tone.