What skin care tips can help you manage dark spots
Dark spots can really tarnish an otherwise even and bright complexion. They can make your skin look patchy and detract from an otherwise flawless face. In the summer or with increased sun exposure, your skin produces more melanin in an attempt to arm itself against UV rays. This natural reaction can cause excess hyperpigmentation or an uneven complexion. Once you develop dark spots, it can take some patience to address them. The right skin care routine can help fade the appearance of dark spots and return your face to its natural complexion. Read on for our tips and production recommendations, and don’t forget your SPF 15!
Consider antioxidants nature’s way of making up for dark spots. As you begin to rebuild your skin care regimen to be more dark spot-focused, look for products formulated with Vitamin C, pomegranate, and grapefruit. We love Garnier The Antioxidant Super Moisturizer, which is formulated with goji berry, Vitamin C and Vitamin E to help brighten and smooth skin. These ingredients help brighten skin and lead to a more even complexion. You can also upgrade your shopping list with antioxidant-rich foods like leafy greens, berries, and more citrus. A skin-brightening diet is a great way to fortify your complexion from the inside out.
2. Attack Dark Spots
Once you have dark spots you can try to fade their appearance by using a dark spot corrector. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector formulated with Pine Bark Essence, exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA) and Vitamin C, can help even skin tone and reduce the look of dark spots over time. Daily usage can give you luminous looking skin.
3. Brighten Skin
If you have dark spots in several places and are looking to brighten your skin overall, an overnight peel is a great option. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel helps refine skin texture, helps smooth skin tone and reduces the look of dark spots. Its formula contains glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C. Your skin will look radiant with consistent use.
4. Handle Sun Damage
A great way to tackle existing dark spots and also ensure you don’t get more is using a high broad spectrum SPF product formulated with Vitamin C. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It protects you from the sun but also helps fade the appearance of sun damage. Its fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula helps reduce the look of visible sun-damage, revealing radiant, more even-toned, younger-looking skin. With the right skin care you can easily prevent and also reduce the appearance of dark spots.
5. Invest in BB Cream
You can still work to cover up imperfections while your skin cells are regenerating and dark spots fade. Opt for a product that evens tone while nourishing skin. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is formulated with Vitamin C to help brighten skin for the future, while the pigmented product covers up today’s blemishes.
6. Prevent Future Damage
The best way to tackle dark spots, of course, is to never get them at all. Protect yourself against sun damage by incorporating a moisturizer formulated with both antioxidants and SPF into your daily routine. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Moisturizer Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 has a fast absorbing, non-greasy formula that can be used daily to help your skin look more even toned. It turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin.
7. Keep Skin Nourished
Moisturized skin is healthy skin. Especially in the summer, extreme temperatures can lead to dry and dehydrated skin. Kill two birds with one stone and hydrate and protect it from the sun’s harmful UV rays. A product that does both is Garnier SkinActive’s Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion SPF 15 which can help restore moisture in dehydrated skin. It’s moisturizing, non-comedogenic formula is infused with glycerin. This lotion helps keep skin actively hydrated throughout the day and helps strengthen the skin's barrier to protect against moisture loss while it protects skin from the sun.