Unless you were born with flawless skin, I’m sure at some point you have struggled with skin problems and imperfections; I know I have, ugh! I have dealt with dark spots, acne, and an uneven skin-tone all of my life! I hate it! It has been so severe that I needed the help of a Dermatologist and prescription strength products (such as Retin-A). But finally, thanks to some ahhh-mazing products that I found, I finally have the courage to walk outside without makeup on! I know I know this may sound a bit extreme but I have always been insecure about my skin problems. So I get pretty excited about it haha. If you or someone you know also has a problem with dark spots or discoloration, please take a look below at products that have been PROVEN to work (by real people, not just scientists).
*These are not listed in any specific order.
1) Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector is comparable to prescription products. I personally use this and find it amazing! With regular use, you will notice a definite improvement in skin tone. I love it.
2) Philosophy’s Miracle Worker Dark Spot Corrector is great if you have sensitive skin. You can see results in about four weeks with regular use. You can find this online, at Sephora, Ulta, or any other local beauty stores. Everything I have heard about this definitely makes me want to try it for myself as well! Philosophy’s products are popular for a good reason!
3) Garnier’s Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector can be found at any drug or beauty store. This is perfect especially if you’re on a budget (it’s about $12-14)! It’s a daily moisturizer that fights against dark spots, age spots, and acne blemishes.
4) Shiseido’s White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum has speedy results to reduce the appearance of dark spots. Of course with anything this good, it does have an expensive price tag (about $120-125 at Nordstrom).
5) L’Oreal’s Youth Code Serum Corrector is great for all skin tones/types and will help improve your skins tone and texture over time. After applying, your skin will also look instantly luminous.
6) Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution has definitely had good reviews. It reduces the appearance of any dark spots while also preventing dark spots to occur in the future.
7) Peter Thomas Roth’s De-Spot Brightening Corrector had all positive reviews. It helps to brighten dark spots from sun exposure, acne blemishes/marks, and aging. It has been proven to give amazing results with regular use and doesn’t cause irritation.
8) Aveda’s Enbrightenment Brightening Correcting Serum contains natural ingredients that diminish the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. Aveda also has a starter kit that includes a cleanser, a brightening correcting serum and crème, and also a treatment toner.
9) Proactiv’s Hydroquinone Cream Dark Spot Corrector helps to reduce the appearance of sun spots, acne blemishes, dark spots, and age spots. It costs about $15-17 on Proactiv’s website.
10) Lancome’s Bright Expert Dark Spot Corrector works WONDERS to clear up dark spots and even skin tone. Be sure to use it regularly for maximum results!
To also help clear and reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven pigmentation, be sure to exfoliate! This is very important since it helps take off the dead skin cells which could be contributing to this. Look for an exfoliating cleanser/face wash. Also, be sure not to over-do it since exfoliating TOO MUCH will just dry out your skin and could cause even more problems. Always use a moisturizer afterwards. I personally exfoliate 2-3 times per week.
Let me know which one works for you or if you have a different product that you have had good results with as well. 🙂
**Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only and I was not paid to write this post by any of the brands/companies of the products listed. Before trying a new skin care product, be sure to check with your Dermatologist and also look at ingredient labels for anything that you might be allergic to. Always test a patch of skin when trying a new product to be sure no irritation occurs.