Dark skin spots form when excessive amounts of melanin are distributed to the specific damaged areas on your skin. They’re not easy to get rid of and require consistency with whatever treatment you decide on.
The one thing to remember is that your dark spots don’t define who you are or how beautiful you are. Whether they’re caused by acne, picking at your pimples or even the sun, there are a few ways to easily vanish dark spots without breaking the bank!
Here's how to make dark spots disappear fast from your skin and to finally achieve that glowy and even skin tone.
1. Skin lightening creams
Use a skin lightening cream to bleach the dark spots and even out the skin tone. These creams can be bought over-the-counter, but it’s best to consult your GP or dermatologist before trying any skin lightening products for the first time.
Never try a product this specialized without seeking expert advice first so as to prevent further damage to your skin.
2. Quality SPF
Regardless of the cause of those pesky dark spots, the last thing you want is to worsen them by exposing your bare skin to the sun. Opt for a high SPF, such as an SPF50, to protect your skin from harsh sun rays.
The damaging effects of the sun can last for years and cost you an enormous amount of money to repair. Remember, the higher the SPF, the less frequently you need to reapply it.
For example, if you apply an SPF30, you need to apply sunscreen every 30 minutes for optimal protection.
3. Chemical peel magic
Find a reputable dermatologist to perform your chemical peel, not a friend or neighbor. This type of treatment isn’t something to play around with since a chemical peel is designed to peel away the top, damaged layer of your skin to expose the healthy skin underneath.
The recovery process takes roughly two weeks without sun exposure. That’s the most critical time in healing, which means that you have to take extra care of your skin during this period and use the ointments prescribed by your dermatologist.
4. Non-comedogenic moisturizers
Avoid using any harsh products that will only prompt the skin to worsen hyperpigmentation, which isn’t something you need! Choose a gentle moisturizer after cleansing your skin with a gentle face wash.
Gentle is the key here, so always check the ingredients before purchasing a product. There’s nothing more frustrating than jumping from product to product before finding the one you need, especially if you don’t know what to look for.
This is extremely important, not just for vanishing dark spots. Drinking plenty of water will flush harmful and damaging toxins from your skin and create a glowing, healthy skin.
You can’t go wrong with some good old H2O! Your body will thank you and your skin will show it, so ensure you drink your much-needed eight glasses of clean water a day.
6. Granule-free face wash
As with moisturizer, you should choose a gentle face wash to avoid irritating your skin. Harsh exfoliators create tiny, microscopic tears in the skin that lead to an over-production of melanin.
This will only worsen the condition, causing you to take extreme measures to get your skin back on track—not to mention the amount of money you’ll have to spend in the process. You need a gentle balance, not a skin shock.
7. Vitamin C gels, serums and creams
Depending on your skin type, apply a Vitamin C gel, serum or cream—preferably with a retinol product if your budget allows for it. Vitamin C has amazing healing benefits, whether used internally to cure a nasty cold or on your beautiful face to bring out your inner glow!
Why not make Vitamin C part of your everyday ingredients in your kitchen and bathroom. Prevention is better than cure, I always say!
Dark spots don’t have to be permanent. By taking care of your skin properly when you’re young, you can avoid developing pesky dark spots that you might want to fix later on in life.
However, if you’re already at that stage and your dark spots are negatively impacting your life, try the above helpful tips. Remember to consult your dermatologist to avoid worsening the problem!