- Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating your skin can help speed up your skin’s healing process because it removes the dead skin cells sitting at the top layer of your skin. Think about it, if you have dead skin staying on your skin, then how can your products sink into your skin correctly? Just imagine the build-up! Exfoliating is necessary for your skin's regeneration and healing process! Just make sure you're not over-exfoliating! Start off with 2x a week and adjust from there.
- Use sunscreen and reapply as needed
Sunscreen is super important because it protects your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause dark spots and skin cancer. It also prevents any further damage that can be done to the skin. And when it comes to dark spots you may already have, well yeah, sunscreen can help prevent those spots from getting darker, making the fading process much easier!
- Vitamin C
This ingredient helps brighten the skin and fade dark spots. It’s definitely a go-to skincare ingredient for many skin types! Find Vitamin C in your serums, moisturizers, sheet masks, etc! This ingredient can be strong depending on your skin type so always patch test and listen to what your skin is telling you. But no doubt! This skincare ingredient is a must-have for many! I love pairing these two together: FaceTory Be Bright Be You Mask & FaceTory Artemisia Toner. They're great matches!
Retinol (Vitamin A) does many things for the skin! And it's just as great for fading dark spots. This ingredient is known to have amazing regenerating properties. Young and sensitive skin types may have to be extra careful with this ingredient as it may be too strong so always patch test and look at the concentration of ingredients. This ingredient may be included in a product prescribed by your dermatologist or you can find it in smaller concentrations in different products you can buy in-store!
And that my friend is how you can fade dark spots! Again, fading dark spots/acne scars takes a lot of time and patience. But just stick to these tips and watch your complexion improve! We're in this together!
Thanks for reading and I'll see you in the next Tory Time blog!