You finally get rid of the acne. YAY for that! But hold up, you still need to deal with the aftermath - the stubborn dark spots. Dark spots can be caused by acne scars, excessive sun exposure, or hormonal changes.
The scar on your face is more hurt than the scar in your heart. And the most annoying part is it takes a long time to remove the dark spot! Why is this happening? What can you do to prevent the occurrences? Let us help you to stop the frustration!
First of all, let's learn what causes the formation of dark spots?
Overexposed to the sun is the number one cause of dark spots. Yes, the sun is super beneficial for providing Vitamin D, but too much sun exposure can actually cause scar tissue to be more susceptible to sun damage than the rest of your skin.
Next, too much melanin production can also lead to dark spot formation. Some people’s cells make more melanin than others. The more melanin you have, the darker your skin is. So, when the new scars develop, the amount of melanin involved in the process can be much redder or darker than the surrounding surface.
Next, let's learn on how to fade the appearance
Protect the skin at all cost
You can invest all your money on the most expensive skin care products, but if you are not wearing sunscreen, it is such a waste! Your attempt to remove dark spots and acne scars is useless if you neglect sunscreen in your skincare routine. Without sun protection, UV rays will darken your skin even more and cause the dark spot to become harder to remove.
According to dermatologists, you need sunscreen in your daily routine of at least SPF30 to block 97% of the UV rays. Sun protection is the most significant step you can take in helping to prevent dark spots and acne scars in the first place. Be sure to apply water based sunscreen daily and reapply every 2-3 hours.
Do not pick the acne!
Having acne is already frustrating and acne leaving its mark is even worse! To prevent scarring, try to avoid pinching your acne. You all know the temptation to squeeze out that huge white gunk of acne. But, this needs to stop! Because performing the action can put pressure on the dermis layer, spreading an infection to another part and worsening inflammation.
Remember, popping pimples can extend the healing time and increase the chance of getting a permanent scar. Allow the blemish to heal on its own. Or go to the nearest certified dermatologist clinic to undergo pimple extraction.
Shed the dead skin cell off!
The secret to having glowing skin is to exfoliate regularly every week! Skin exfoliation will make you feel like you are reborn with new skin that is more glowing and healthier than before. Besides preventing the dead skin cells from trapping in the pores, it is also helpful to remove the dark spots.
Sometimes, the dark spots can be very stubborn to fade because it is blocked by dead skin cells. So, look for ingredients like Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, or any exfoliating type you prefer to break down the dead skin cell while smoothing skin texture.
Use effective skin-lighting ingredients
There are various types of skin-lightening ingredients available in the market. Whether it is traditional inherited or newly discovered ingredients, the most crucial thing you need to ensure is they are safe for the skin.
One of the best and safe skin-lightening ingredients everyone talks about is Tranexamic Acid! Tranexamic acid is a synthetic derivative of Amino Acid - the protein block that builds in our skin.
Applying Tranexamic Acid will inhibit the Tyrosinase activity and the production of melanin pigment by blocking the interaction between skin cells and melanin-producing cells. As a great lightening agent, Tranexamic Acid helps to
√ Fade dark scar effectively and brighten up the skin complexion.
√ Prevent the appearance of dark spots by removing the excess melanin formed.
√ Minimize freckling due to the natural aging process of the skin.
Include Retinol in your routine
For the umpteenth time, hands down to the best skincare ingredient ever: RETINOL! It is a type of Vitamin A that is not just good for anti-aging but also effectively smoothen the skin texture and fades dark spots. It works by speeding up cell regeneration and promoting skin collagen production. You will get a new plumper layer of skin! If you are a Retinol beginner, watch this video for beginner tips.
Remove dark spots and fight the sign of aging with the NIHON Duo Serum Set! Why use only one serum when you can go for two to boost the effectiveness? It contains Retinol, Tranexamic Acid, Idebenone, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, and many other beneficial ingredients that do not just effectively slow down the aging process, but at the same time, reduce the appearance of dark spots, acne, and acne scars, while maintaining the skin moisture level. You will notice your skin complexion will appear brighter within a few days. Let's get that flawless skin now!