3. Pick the right products.
Waiting for a dark spot to fade can sometimes feel like an eternity! Luckily, there are many products on the market to help speed up the process. Look for ingredients: glycolic acid, vitamin C, kojic acid and bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative that offers retinol-like results—without the skin irritation or sensitivity. Above you will find three products we've tried and love!
4. Trust the process.
Sometimes you just have to trust the healing process and stay positive. The skin is meant to renew itself... In fact, your skin will regenerate itself approximately every 27 days. No good will come of sitting in front of the mirror and examining your flaws. Imagine your skin healing every day and be sure to tell your skin how much you love it and how grateful you are that it is regenerating daily. Proper skin care is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of this protective organ, as long as you're taking care of your skin and following a skincare routine you are doing your best.
5. Get a Peel.
Exfoliating treatments like chemical peels remove the upper layers of dead skin helping to reduce the dull appearance of the skin so that it reflects light better and appears to glow. Over time, these treatments can stimulate collagen production, enhance cellular turnover, and reduce the appearance of dark spots. Beware of chemical peels that are too powerful, which can burn the skin. Common active ingredients in pro-grade peels include glycolic, mandelic, salicylic, and lactic acids. While at-home peels are available, they are more likely to slough off dead skin rather than lighten dark spots. If doing a peel in the summer you must be committed to keeping your face out of the sun or VERY protected with SPF and a hat.