How I Treat My Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots

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How many of you suffer from hyperpigmentation or acne scarring and don’t know what to do? Hyperpigmentation, a broad term that refers to a condition where the skin is discolored or darkened. I totally understand your pain. I have combination skin, occasional breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and dark marks from acne scars.

For years I’ve been trying to treat my hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Too many, these insecurities may have seemed very insignificant but to me, it was always something that bothered me. I never really felt comfortable without wearing foundation or tinted moisturizer to cover my uneven skin tone.

I have just recently been able to appreciate my fresh makeup-free face and its no thanks to a dermatologist. Over the past year and a half, I have truly invested in learning my skin and have seemed to find a good routine that has yielded some great results. Here are the products that I am currently loving and have helped me get glowing and more even skin. Treating your skin is a process that will require, your time, money and patience.

CLEANSERS -

Éminence Bright Skin Cleanser - Éminence Organics is a natural skincare line created in 1958 that uses sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic and Biodynamic products. The Bright skin cleanser features Licorice Root, Natural Hydroquinone Alternative and more ingredients that naturally treat hyperpigmentation.

Neutrogena Hydra Boost Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser - I occasionally use this Neutrogena exfoliator when I want a deep clean feeling to ensure I get all the grit and grime off of my face.

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TONERS -

ITADI Hydrating Mist - ITADI is a natural handcrafted skincare brand. I love their toner because it is a gentle, soothing mist charged with antioxidants that purify, balance, and energize the skin. It contains coffee berry and aloe vera that exfoliate and treat signs of aging.

SERUMS -

Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster - This serum which is Infused with natural hydroquinone alternative and gigawhite has been a key product in evening out my skin tone.

Drunk Elephant C-Firm Vitamin C Day Serum - I love this product. I was blessed to be sent many products from the Drunk Elephant collection and this is one I’ve grown to love. This daily serum is packed with powerful antioxidants, essential nutrients, fruit enzymes to help treat uneven skin tone.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framoos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum - This is a product I use about twice a week in my nighttime routine. I love this product because it exfoliates dead skin cells and resurfaces dull, uneven skin for a smoother, brighter, more even-looking complexion. If you have dark spots exfoliating the way to get rid of that damaged layer of skin.

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FACE OILS -

Jason’s Natural Vitamin E Oil - This is a great Vitamin E Oil because it has 5 added essential natural oils including; almond, apricot, avocado, sunflower, and wheat germ to keep skin soft and supple.

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil - This is a luxury natural oil that goes a long way and has many benefits. When your skin is in true need of some TLC this product should be your go to. With only a few drops it works fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and blotchiness.

Photo Source: BaseButter Wesite

Photo Source: BaseButter Wesite

MOISTURIZERS -

Base Butter Radiate Face Jelly - I absolutely love this lightweight aloe vera based gel moisturizer. This product has definitely balanced out my skin while rejuvenating it. If you want your skin to have a nice healthy glow, you need to add this product to your regimen.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum - This is a great moisturizer for your nighttime routine or for a fresh face look. This product is filled with Vitamin B-5 to treat dryness, dullness and uneven texture and skin tone. I love to use this after a mask or an exfoliating cleanser.

Cassidy Sparks