Our reader Qian Ting asked:

How do I get rid of brown spots on the face? How do I differentiate if these brown spots are acne scars spots, sun spots or ageing spots?

Pigmentation or hyperpigmentation can be caused by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors refers to the aging process whereas extrinsic factors are caused by pollutants, free radicals and sun exposure for a prolonged period, leading to over-production of melanin.

Acne marks are usually the discolouration of the skin after a blemish has subsided. They typically fade on their own within 2-3 months.

On the other hand, age or liver spots are small, flat pigmentated spots that look similar to freckles. These are most often seen on sun-exposed skin after age 40, usually on the face, shoulders, neck, ear and back of the hands. Like freckles, age spots are primarily caused by sun exposure, but poor nutrition and abnormal liver function are said to worsen the problem. However, unlike freckles, age spots generally don’t fade without treatment.

By using proper skincare treatment which includes whitening products can help to visibly reduce and lighten up the imperfections. Biotherm White D-Tox range helps to brighten the appearance of skin by Triple Action using Liquid Light technology. Powered by Lumina Marina Complex, new White D-Tox liberates skin from all three colour barriers:

1. Control melanin to reduce spots
2. Protect cells to prevent sallowness
3. Soothe skin to cure unevenness

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The results that we look forward to from the White D-Tox range when we tested it on 51 women over eight weeks are these: Visibly fewer, smaller and lighter spots, instant and sustainably increased brightness, naturally enhanced skin, translucent rosy texture. Full-Light Crystals in the formula also instantly evens skin tone and texture.

The Expert

Diana Ng, Training Manager of Biotherm Singapore