Acne and pimples are fine (you can at least get rid of them using home remedies and acne products), what proves to be more irksome is dark spots and blemishes after acne.
Don’t be surprised if you are able to find dark spots and blemishes on your face even after months (or years) after the breakout has subsided.
Thankfully, some tactics can make your skin look youthful, glowing, and flawless as ever.
Types of Dark Spots and Blemishes
It is important to mention here that the dark spots and blemishes on your skin might not be just because of acne. They could also be due to prolonged exposure to the sun or hyperpigmentation as well.
Acne scarring generally happens when you touch and squeeze acne. This way, you end up damaging small veins, tissues, and glands in the affected area which leads to scarring.
Quite different from acne scars, hyperpigmentation is a form of skin pigmentation which often develops as a result of trauma to the skin. It could be due to sun damage, hormonal changes, and various other causes.
When it comes to getting rid of acne scars and hyperpigmentation – the task is not that tough. This is all thanks to an array of options available – home remedies, in-salon treatments, and beauty products.
The Best Ways to Get Rid of Dark Spots and Blemishes
If acne scars are troubling you, microneedling could be a great way to get rid of them, and also reduce the signs of aging. In this process, small needles are used to prick the skin to create micro-wounds. This way, this treatment forces the production of new collagen and elastin to refine the skin structure.
In addition to treating acne scars, this treatment is also used to get rid of wrinkles and large pores.
If your scars are not too pronounced, a chemical peel could help you in attaining flawless skin. Peeling products offer your skin with gentle chemical exfoliation, thus renewing the surface. This way, the entire process exfoliates darkened scar skin cells and promotes the natural production of collagen.
If you have dark hyperpigmentation on your face and want to brighten up your skin, vitamin C could prove to be your ideal weapon. In addition to brightening and revitalizing your skin, vitamin C also kick-starts the natural production of collagen.
No, that’s not all. In addition to this, vitamin C could also help in preventing dark sunspots from forming in the future.
If your pigmentation is not related to sun damage but has acne relation to it, alpha-hydroxy-acids based peels can help you. These peels exfoliate the skin, thus reducing acne scars, and revealing the smoother and brighter skin beneath.
Various natural remedies could help you in treating dark spots and blemishes. The best part? These are easy to follow and do not provide any side-effects.
- Simply, apply thin slices of fresh potato or potato juice on the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse it with water, and repeat for 7-8 days.
- Take an aloe vera stem and cut it into half. Apply its gel on your skin and let it dry before rinsing it with water. Repeat this until you get visible results.
- You can make your own peel at home using oranges which contain an ample amount of vitamin C. Mix 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder with 3 tablespoons of milk and apply this mask on your face for about 10-12 minutes.
The Best Ways to Prevent Dark Spots and Blemishes from Appearing
Prevention is better than cure, they say! This actually makes sense. With this in mind, let’s have a look at some tried-and-tested ways which will prevent dark spots and blemishes from appearing.
Wear sunscreen, no matter what!
One of the best ways through which you can control your brown spots is by cleaning your skin properly and limiting your sun exposure. Our Gorgeous Gel-Facial Cleanser glides over your skin smoothly, cleans it inside-out, and also enriches your skin with the goodness of pro-vitamin B5.
Additionally, make sure that you cover your body properly while going out in the sun – wear sunglasses, wear a hat, carry an umbrella. And most importantly, wear sunscreen. This preventive skin routine will help you in curbing the problem to a large extent.
Avoid popping your acne
One of the major reasons behind those stubborn scars is your attempt to pop your zits. Avoid touching, picking, and squeezing. For that matter, make sure that you don’t touch your skin. This spreads bacteria and could leads to scars, you never know!
Brighten up with a high-end serum
To top it all, if nothing seems to work, the best way here is to use skin brightening lotions. They help you in improving the appearance of dark spots. The most high-end serums are capable of targeting sun-induced hyperpigmentation and conditions like melasma.
Liquid Gold Serum, that contains the jojoba oil, could prove to be a right pick. It contains vitamin E, and acts as an effective antioxidant for your skin.
The Next Steps
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