5 Tips for Dark Spot Removal

5 Tips for Dark Spot Removal

Dark spots can make the complexion appear blotchy, uneven, and dull.  Dark spots can be so severe that you may feel the need to cover it up with clothing or makeup daily.  Spots can be caused by acne, inflammation, skin diseases, and many other things and can occur on both the face and body.  They can be difficult to remove with the proper products and skin care regimen.  We'll give you the best skin care regimen and products not only for dark spot removal but for removing hyperpigmentation of any kind.

Dark Spot Removal Tips

1. Cleanse

Facial brightening cleanser with aha's

Cleanse daily both in the morning and at night.  Keeping the skin clean is one of the first steps to treating dark spots and helping to stop inflammation of the skin in its tracks.  A cleanser that cleanses and exfoliates which will give you "more bang for your buck".  For the face if you have sensitive skin, use a facial cleanser that is specifically designed to be used on the face.  For the body, use a cleanser that is designed to give you good results on the body because the skin of the body is thicker and harder to even tone than the face.

2. Exfoliate

For non-sensitive skin types, we recommend exfoliating once a day, for more sensitive skin exfoliate once every other day.  This will remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and your products will work faster, better, and you'll get better results from your skin care products.  Choosing a physical exfoliant such as a scrub or chemical exfoliant like a cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acids is a matter of personal preference. 

3. Apply Skin Lightening Cream

Tonique customer before and after photo

**Actual Tonique customer before and after**

One of the most important steps for lightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation is to apply a good, quality skin care product that is designed for lightening dark spots.  Apply a quality skin lightening cream in the morning and evening after cleansing daily.  Being consistent with application and having a consistent regimen is the best way to get the results that you're after.  

4. Use Sunscreen

Not tanning is going to be very important in your quest for lightening dark spots.  In order to avoid tanning, sunscreen is important and practicing sun avoidance is also important.  Practicing this combination is important because sunscreen only filters the sun's rays but does not block them completely so, even while it, if you stand out in the sun's rays for long periods you will tan to some degree.

5. Hydrate

woman drinking water

Everyone knows that drinking water is good for your health and your waist line but,  not many people associate drinking water with better skin.  Drinking water helps to prevent wrinkles, helps prevent breakouts, and helps the skin to retain moisture.  So, word to the wise, drink half of your body weight in water daily for healthy glowing skin.


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