Starting with bad news: Dark spots on your face can be brought on from either past breakout, skin trauma or sun damage, all of which can just happen to about anyone. Now coming to the good News: These Patches of Dark spots are fairly easy to treat, meaning you are not supposed to be stuck with them forever if you don’t want to.
Follow The Tips Below and you will start to fade the dark spots on your face in as little as four weeks, while preventing new spots from popping up, too.
Golden Rule As To How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots On Your Face Rule #1:
Do NOT Pick That Zit
We all know the temptation and how nearly impossible it is to resist it. But if you’ve given in to temptation in the past and picked the shit out of your face, you know the ugly aftermath that follows: an inflamed red or brown mark (that can stick around for months) as a result of skin trauma. Instead, Keep Your Hands Off and treat your pimples with a 1% Hydrocortisone cream which you can get it at any drugstore. It’s an anti-inflammatory, so it’ll soothe redness and swelling and unlike traditional acne spot treatments, it won’t dry out or irritate your skin.
Use A Chemical Exfoliant
Its time to ditch your face scrub as they are generally too aggressive for skin that is prone to dark spots and hyperpigmentation and get yourself a chemical exfoliant instead.Chemical Exfoliator which include alpha-hydroxy acids (like glycolic and lactic acids), beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid), and enzymes from fruit extracts. All these three help dissolve the “glue” that holds together dead, discoloured cells on the surface of your skin leaving you with clearer, brighter, all-around glowier skin. Plus, by sloughing away surface-level of the dead cells, your skin is better able to absorb any spot treatments or brightening serums you apply afterwards, which helps make them more effective. As a general rule, dark spots from acne can benefit from using a chemical exfoliator with salicylic acid, while dark spots and marks from UV damage are better off exfoliating with an AHA like glycolic acid.
Invest In A Brightening Serum
We all know how dark spots and marks take weeks to fade, regardless of whether they are from your handiwork mainly picking your skin or from the sun or old breakouts. It’s the worst. But what we would recommend for solving the solution is getting committed to a dark spot correcting serum which contains brightening ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol, tranexamic acid or Kojic Acis- All the mentioned ingredients can significantly speed up the process and help in fading dark spots even faster.
Make Sunscreen Your Best Friend
If there is one holy grail rule that you have to follow is the use of Spectrum Sunscreen with SPF 30 or more every single day. Not does regularly using sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer, it also shields your skin from harmful UV rays which is the culprit behind most dark spots. In response to the sun’s UV rays, cells send out protective pigment to keep your skin from getting burned. You know this process as “getting tan,” but it’s really your skin trying to protect itself. So while you might like your glowing bronze colour on top, know that deep within the layers of your skin, you now have damage that will later surface as tiny dark spots on your face.
One More Important Thing To Know is that the Dark Spots do not disappear overnight, which leads to us asking you to follow the routine mentioned above a part of your daily life. So, consistently practising self-restraint (remember, no picking), using your chemical exfoliant and brightening serum regularly, and slathering on SPF every single day.