What Causes Dark Spots on the Face and How to Remove Them

June 07, 2019

Tonique customer before and after

There are many reasons why people get dark spots on the face.  It is inevitable that even a person with perfect skin has had or will get dark spots.  Hyperpigmentation or dark spots can be caused by many things.    The Tonique line of skin lightening products not only lightens dark spots but any other types of hyperpigmentation on the face or body too.

 What Causes Dark Spots

woman with dark spots

Hyperpigmentation (a darkening of the skin) is another word for dark spots but also includes things like sun damage, melasma (hormonal), skin conditions, etc. Sometimes it can take years to remove acne scars and hyperpigmentation and sometimes without putting some effort into it, they will never fade.  Unfortunately dark spots on the face are notoriously difficult to remove.  It takes a lot of effort but it is all worth it to have flawless, even tone skin that doesn't require makeup.

How to Remove Dark Spots on the Face

The first step in removing dark spots is to make sure that you're exfoliating regularly.  If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts using a clay based brightening mask at least three times per week is also a good option. 

Tonique customer before and after

Use a good, quality cleanser is another step to finally getting rid of dark spots and hyperpigmentation for good.  Wash the face with a gentle brightening cleanser that also contains aha's in the morning before applying your skin care products and at night before application of your skin creams, moisturizers, etc. also.

After properly cleansing the skin, one of the most important steps is to apply a quality skin lightening cream to the face.  The product that you apply depends on whether you have mild hyperpigmentation or more severe hyperpigmentation.  For a few stubborn dark spots that have been on the face a while use a milder skin lightening cream for the face, for more stubborn and severe hyperpigmentation and of course more lightening use a more concentrated skin lightening cream.  The formula that you use will ensure that you get rid of those pesky dark spots and/or hyperpigmentation for good!  

Last but not least is one of the most overlooked and another very important step to lightening dark areas of the skin, sun protection!  It is a complete and total waste of time to spend time and money on your skin care regimen only to go out into the sun and ruin your results in a matter of minutes.  So during the daytime hours and after applying your skin lightening cream or moisturizer in the morning, make sure to follow up with a brightening spf that physically protects from the sun and wait at least 15 minutes before going outside to make sure you're fully protected against the sun's rays and that you will not tan.

For more information on how to lighten dark spots, speak with one of our knowledgeable skin care experts 24/7 via live chat on the Tonique website.



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