The subject of clearing up dark spots in your complexion is a personal one for me, so I was glad to be able to get the chance to bring all kinds of great products to you. I had a rather nasty battle with acne when I was a junior in high school, and I still deal with it to some extent. I had to visit a dermatologist, take medication, and use prescription creams. It worked, but the aftermath was a still-red complexion because my skin had several scars. Not fun.
A few of the tips below are some I’ve tried myself, others I have looked into, and still others are based purely on a little research. Enjoy!
- Turmeric – Turmeric is an Indian spice that has been used in brightening compounds for years. Fun fact: the spice was used as an alternative to more expensive saffron in Europe. For now, turmeric exists in many cosmetics or in pastes, acting as an anti-aging ingredient. You can mix it with honey for a mask, but be warned: your face may be a bit yellow for a few hours. Use sparingly.
- Skin brightening creams are also an option. I currently use one myself that works wonders! Clinique’s “Even Better” spot corrector works wonders for me and can be found at Clinique counters in malls, Belk stores, and online here. For a longer list of the best and worst skin brightening products, visit Total Beauty.
- Lasers may sound scary, but they’ve made leaps and bounds towards brightening and correcting your skin. There are many different options available, and you should visit a dermatologist to set up a consultation with someone who does laser techniques. It’s a good idea to wait a while after a bout of acne to get a laser treatment, because removing spots and getting acne again never helped anybody. Total Beauty has a rundown here.
- Wear sunscreen. This is the simplest way to heal spots and prevent new ones from showing up. Wearing a daily moisturizer with an SPF of 50 or above allows your skin to heal, rejuvenate, and protect itself. Without sunscreen, you’ll be more likely to develop age spots, sun damage, and certain types of cancer. Wearing sunscreen will help stop these spots and prevent wrinkles for a long time to come.
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