Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sun damage or skin trauma are a few ways dark spots can occur on your face. Most people struggle with post-inflammatory pigmentation from past breakouts. These dark patches though annoying are fairly easy to get rid of. With time, active products and consistent use of the tips below, you are well on your way to getting rid of those dark spots.
Leave the pimple alone
As tempting as it is to pop a pimple, resist that temptation. Picking a pimple leaves an inflamed red or brown mark which is hard to get rid of. Instead, use pimple patches to help get rid of the pimple faster. These patches create an environment to get rid of the bacteria in the pimple and heal the area at the same time leaving no visible dark spots.
Using a chemical exfoliant like AHA or BHA can go a long way in helping fade dark spots. By removing dead skin-cells, your skin will absorb any serums or treatments better, which helps with the effectiveness of the ingredients.
Invest in a brightening serum
Serums are usually made to target a specific skin issue. Get a serum that has brightening qualities and targets dull skin, uneven tone, and dark spots. Those type of serums contains active ingredients like vitamin c, niacinamide, and retinol which can get rid of dark spots faster.
Make sunscreen an everyday ritual
Wearing SPF is great for disrupting the vicious cycle of darkening already dark spots. Dark spots get worse from continuous exposure to the UV rays of the sun and this is where sunscreen can help. Sunscreen protects your skin from these rays that can cause dark spots to get worse.