The dark spots left after a breakout can be a nightmare to deal with. Many people suffer from adult acne, breakouts around a certain time of the month, or clogged pores. Not only are the pimples painful but once you've finally got a handle on them and have stopped breaking out you're left with dark spots that can linger for months and depending on how severe and often the breakouts are, even years.
How to Lighten Dark Spots/Hyperpigmentation
Here's how you can lighten dark spots in the fastest period of time possible. Instead of waiting for months for the spots to gradually fade and hiding behind makeup, you can remove them in 1-2 weeks. Here's how you can remove dark spots fast:
1. Exfoliate using a good brightening facial scrub.
Exfoliating is going to increase cell turnover and speed up the process of removing and getting rid of dark spots for good. For sensitive skin types, exfoliating once or twice a week (on different days) is good. For instance, if you have sensitive skin you may exfoliate on Sunday and again on Wednesday before washing your face. For non-sensitive skin types, exfoliating once every other day is okay.
2. After exfoliating, wash using a gentle brightening wash.
After exfoliating, wash using a gentle cleanser. A gentle wash with aha's also helps with cell turnover and getting rid of darks spots faster. It is important to use a cleanser that contains aha's but will not irritate the skin. This helps to ensure that the skin is clean and ready to accept the hyperpigmentation removing or skin whitening products.
Apply skin whitening cream
3. After cleansing, apply a quality skin whitening cream/strong bleaching treatment.
If the dark spots are the only areas that you want to lighten it is important to apply it to those areas only. This is important because this product will lighten anywhere it is applied so, only apply it to the hyperpigmented areas that you want to lighten if that is your goal. This is one of the most important steps to removing dark spots. There are many products on the market that claim to lighten dark spots but, only a handful of them really work for fast results. Choosing a quality and more concentrated product right from the start will not only save you time by getting results faster, but it will save you money because you won't have to try several different products to get the results you're after.
Using a quality skin whitening product is important, but another important factor to removing dark spots is consistency. Most say to apply it twice daily to get the best results.
4. If you do not protect the skin from direct sunlight, hyperpigmentation can take much longer to lighten and even become worse due to tanning. A few minutes (5 minutes) in the sun with sun protection of spf 30 or above. For the face, a big hat is good for covering the face so it doesn't tan. For areas of the skin that can be covered by clothing make sure the areas are fully covered and even consider wearing clothing that has an spf factor which can give you more confidence in knowing that you won't be undoing all of your hard work by tanning the skin unknowingly.
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