Dark spots and blemishes are skin concerns that are, well…concerning for many. It’s easy to get caught up in the belief that there’s nothing that will help correct the skin concern. If you suffer from dark spots and/or blemishes you’ve probably tried a handful of different techniques, products and treatments to help with correcting them. Sound about right? Even so, we’ve done some digging and found some great and effective tips to help with correcting dark spots and blemishes. You know what that means? There’s still hope to give you some relief to the stress or frustration you may feel around this.
Dark spots and blemishes are common, but one of our favorite and most effective ways to help with correcting both of these struggles is to add exfoliation into your regular skin care routine. Exfoliating helps to eliminate dirt, oil and grim from the surface of our skin. In addition, it helps to soften smooth and create a much more even complexion on your skin’s surface. All of these benefits are crucial when it comes to correcting dark spots and blemishes. The key is consistency with your exfoliating routine. It’s suggested for the best results, exfoliating your skin 2-3 times every week. Additionally, ensure that the exfoliating product(s) that you use are gentle on the skin so they don’t cause any additional damage to your skin’s surface.
Use a Serum
Serums tend to be skin care products that many consumers only think of when they’re focused on anti-aging in their routine. While serums are incredible to help with anti-aging benefits, they’ve also been found to work wonders on correcting dark spots and blemishes. To help you with correcting these particular skin care concerns, it’s suggested to find a serum that lists vitamin C as an active ingredient. Vitamin C helps to increase cell turnover in the skin, promote healing and even give a nice healthy boost of collagen in the skin. It doesn’t get much better than all that, does it? All of those benefits can help with the correction of dark spots and blemishes in a really effective manner. It’s not going to be an overnight correction, but when you’re consistent with the usage of the serum in your skin care routine it can yield lasting results in your skin’s overall appearance.
Avoid the Sun
Many people tend to think that spending time in the sun will help to even out any dark spots they have, or allow the sun to soak up and dry out blemishes. Contrary to those beliefs, the sun can make both dark spots and blemishes worse than when you started. That being said, it’s suggested to avoid the sun and take extra caution and pride when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun. The sun tends to cause more damage, which can lead to even more dark spots and uneven skin tone AND can make blemishes more predominant. Do yourself a favor and protect yourself from the sun.