Woman constantly suffer with acne scars and spots and I know how irritating it can be. You can get acne scars from picking at a pimple so it doesn’t heal correctly leaving a little pesky friend behind. You can also get sun spots from sun exposure and not using SPF. Dark spots on the skin is also known as hyper pigmentation. We’ve found two methods work best for a more even skin tone.
Exfoliating the skin weekly or monthly (depending on how sensitive your skin is and how harsh your exfoliator is depends on how often you exfoliate) will dramatically help make your skin tone more even in texture and color. Spots are only on the outer layers of the skin so exfoliating removes dead skin cells to get down to that fresh, clear skin. Think of it as scrubbing away your old skin down to new skin that more even and clear. Using an exfoliating brush daily to cleanse your skin is great too because it deep cleans your skin daily and gets rid of ALL your makeup while gently exfoliating so every day you’re gently buffing away to new skin. Deep scrubing makes your skin baby soft and doing it every two weeks or so will dramatically lighten acne scars, it’s sort of like getting a resurfacing facial at home.
Lightening/brightening products can come in forms like spot treatments, moisturizers, serums, etc that you leave onto your skin to soak up during the day or night to fade spots. However there are also many brightening facial cleansers as well that will gently exfoliate while you cleanse the skin. These products use certain ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol, Glycolic Acid, etc that brighten/lighten the spots. Products that aim to even out the skin tone will have claims like whitening, brightening, correcting, lightening, etc.
I prefer to use both methods to get a more even, radiant skin tone however you can choose one or the other! I exfoliate once a week and use a brightening product at night. I find using both methods together give me the quickest results.
Keep in mind if your skin isn’t used to being exfoliated there is a strong possibility you will break out because all the acne that was under the surface and deep in the pores is now rising to the surface because you’re getting rid of dead skin. So if you break out at first don’t be alarmed stick through it and if it lasts for more than a few weeks stop using it!