What are dark marks or dark spots?
Dark marks, or dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, occurs when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than usual. Melanin is what gives the eyes, skin, and hair their colour.
Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin. On skin that has had years of sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations. Using a sunbed can also can cause dark spots or age spots.
How can I get rid of dark marks?
Dark marks can fade over time, but with a consistent skincare routine you can speed up the process to fade dark marks on the body and remove them completely. You can fade dark marks using natural ingredients to exfoliate and treat the skin.
Using Polish (body scrub protection) also known as a turmeric body scrub is used to remove excess dead skin from your body and new skin from your dark marks and spots. The demerara sugar works well with the turmeric to rid dead skin cells and also brighten the skin.
The next step is to exfoliating the skin with Raw (body bar cleansing protection), also known as turmeric soap, to enhance results and speed up the treatment process to fade dark marks and dark spots naturally. The coconut oil and Epsom salt contained in this natural, vegan and organic body bar effectively support with fading dark marks and dark spots. Turmeric also contains, curcumin, the active ingredient that treats dark marks when applied to the skin consistently.
The last step is to apply Sustain (oil cleansing protection) which contains argan oil, to increases skin's elasticity. Massaging the skin twice daily with natural argan oil helps increase the skin's elasticity, helping heal the broken tissues gradually making the dark marks fade.
We recommend using the Body Kit as it contains three products to effectively reduce the appearance of dark marks and dark spots on the body. We have an alternative skincare routine for dark marks, dark spots and hyperpigmentation on the face. Click here to read more about the 4-Step Kit.
The Body Kit should be used in the shower or bath to help fade dark marks and dark spots naturally:
Step 1: Use Polish (body scrub protection) with turmeric & cane sugar to exfoliate, even skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce stretch marks and dark marks, body acne and discoloured skin on the body, under arms, elbows and bikini line. Apply to wet skin rubbing in a circular motion throughout the body. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Not recommended for use on face. Usage: every other day / 3 times per week
Step 2: Use Raw (body bar cleansing protection) to exfoliate, even skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce stretch marks and dark marks, body acne and discoloured skin. Massage on to wet skin, rubbing in a circular motion throughout the body, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Not recommended for use on face. Usage: every other day / 3 times per week
Step 3: Use Sustain (oil cleansing protection) to maintain skin's hydration to support with acne, hyperpigmentation, reduce stretch marks and dark marks or uneven skin tone. Apply to wet or dry skin after exfoliating skin. Squeeze 2-3 drops (or as required) from pipette directly on to skin and rub in a circular motion. Pat dry if using on wet skin. Usage: twice per day
Like It On Top uses all natural, vegan and organic ingredients to hand make a range of skin care and body care. You can find out more about our body care range here.
If you have dark marks on the face and body, we recommend using the Hyperpigmentation Kit which includes four products for the face and body.
What is Like It On Top?
Like It On Top is a British brand that offers handmade vegan beauty to protect skin so that you Like It On Top.
All of our products are handmade using natural and vegan ingredients. With targeted skin protection from head to toe, we’ve got every area of the body covered with our handmade plant-based range of face and body care. Like It On Top is handmade using natural ingredients to offer a range of products that keep your skin looking and feeling luminous.
Like It On Top focuses on protecting the epidermis, which is the body’s top layer of skin on the surface. This layer of skin provides a barrier to protect the face and body from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, harmful chemicals and bacteria. The cells that make up the epidermis are continuously shedding and replaced by new cells. Like It On Top helps to keep the epidermis protected for healthy skin.
Our #skinpositivity ethos is based on changing the way that you see your skin, instead of focusing on changing the appearance of your skin. Happiness isn't about focusing on how good your skin looks each day, but appreciating the skin that you have and working out a targeted skincare routine that works for your own personal skin concerns. Feeling confident on the inside means that we can also feel confident outside - so that you ALWAYS #LikeItOnTop.