How to Fade Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation
Acne happens, and sometimes we have the scars left over to prove it. If you have darker skin tones, acne blemishes tend to linger long after the pimple disappears. There are products and methods you can implement today to get rid of these dark spots and hyperpigmentation quick.
Tip Number 1: Use Your SPF!
You’ve probably already heard the spiel about how important SPF is, but this extra step is extremely important to reduce and fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation. UV rays from the sun does a lot of damage to the skin. If you already have dark acne spots, not using sun screen to protect your skin will only prolong the fading of the hyperpigmentation. The three sunscreen products I’ve been loving are:
Tip Number 2: Use a Chemical Exfoliant
If you’re thinking why the heck would you put chemicals on your face, hear me out. Chemical exfoliants, like AHA and BHA acids, exfoliates and removes the dead skin from your face by breaking down that top dead layer of your skin. You’ll almost immediately notice a difference on your face after using a chemical exfoliant. It helps with brightening your skin and helps improve skin texture. I recommend using a chemical exfoliant 1-2 times a week in the evening. Here are my top picks for chemical exfoliants:
Tip Number 3: Niacinamide
Niacinamide is a GAME CHANGER when it comes to hyperpigmentation. The name might sound scary but it does amazing things for the skin like improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, tightening pores, and evening out the skin tone. Here are my favorite niacinamide products:
The last thing to remember is that fading dark spots take time. These products will help speed up the process, but be patient and consistent with your skin care regimen.