We wish there was a way how to get rid of dark spots on face overnight, but simply put it's not possible! However when your reflection in the mirror reveals yet another pesky flaw, you need to know how to deal with them quickly! Lucky for you we’ve put together this handbook on how to do just that...naturally.
Never fear, this essential skincare primer is a quick read …
Plus …it’ll save you hours of research and hundreds of dollars that you could be wasting on ineffective and potentially dangerous dark spot treatment options.
Random pigmentation concentrations and blotches on your face can be uber frustrating. We feel you girl – you are not alone!
Now before you pull out your credit card and order every treatment that the internet has to offer … take a deep breath and spend a couple minutes learning about this cunning skincare foe.
Darker skinned lovelies are more prone to this cosmetic conundrum, but plenty of other women (and men, too) of all shades struggle, too. Sunspots, liver spots, age spots … these unwelcome visitors have plenty of aliases.
And, you may even call them by a choice expletive when they crop up, seemingly overnight! Continue reading to learn how to get rid of dark spots on skin.
It's called hyperpigmentation, and these pesky buggers are fueled by damaging UV rays, genetics, acne scarring, and even some types of medications. And to add insult to injury, hormonal havoc (such as pregnancy or contraception), and normal aging can trigger brown spots on face and blotches on your skin, too.
This less-than-gorgeous darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.
It can be a result of years of sun exposure, hormonal changes and skin trauma from acne breakouts (and picking them) which lead to post-inflammatory scars and eventually hyperpigmentation.
No doubt dermatologists and skincare companies will be happy to take your money for potentially harmful dark spot prescriptions and treatments.
But before you try any drastic measures, let’s find out how to get rid of dark spots on your face with these two natural go-getters.
We probably don’t have to dive into the details of how important Vitamin C is for overall health and wellness. But alas, 50 years after Linus Pauling brought it to the world’s attention, Vitamin C is now getting new cred for its complexion-loving benefits. And lucky for you, hyperpigmentation fighting benefits top the list.
It’s one of the most potent antioxidants out there and believe us when we say that it lives up to the hype, especially when it comes to tackling hyperpigmentation.
As time marches on, natural and environmental factors cause structural tweaks in the skin, leading to uneven pigmentation. UV-induced age spots and post-acne hyperpigmentation fear Vitamin C because it halts the biochemical reactions that cause uneven pigmentation and effectively brightens skin.
One of Vitamin C’s biggest benefits is for reducing scars, spots and other hyperpigmentation, says dermatologist Melanie Palm . “Vitamin C is a well-known brightening agent, as it interferes with abnormal pigmentation through tyrosinase inhibition of the melanin pigment pathway.”
But what does that really mean to you? “It is used topically to fade brown spots without altering normal skin pigmentation,” Palm explains.
Vitamin C’s skin-loving mojo doesn’t end there!
Research shows that Vitamin C jumpstarts production of collagen and elastin, proteins that are essential for keeping your skin firm and wrinkle-free. Plus, we give it lots of bonus points for its age repairing, wrinkle-preventing benefits, thanks to its antioxidant might!
Mother Nature’s apothecary has even more to offer, let's talk about turmeric and aloe vera.
Turmeric is a vibrant yellow-orange colored spice that people in Asia have used for 4,000 years in food and traditional medicine.
Turmeric’s benefits – including tackling acne, all spots and aging – are due to the compound curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Skincare experts give this multitasking compound high marks. According to a study published in the
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, curcumin is an “ideal alternative to other topical treatments because it's well tolerated and works directly on affected skin.”
Due to its stellar anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, curcumin reduces excess production of melanin, which helps to even skin tone and lighten scars left over from troublesome acne episodes.
What’s more, turmeric protects against the aging effects of sun damage and the formation of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. And the cherry on top? Turmeric helps prevent loss of skin texture and elasticity and promotes skin cell renewal! Especially when partnered with our third favourite ingredient, aloe vera.
Respected skincare know-it-alls recommend a high-quality skincare (SANDBOX Brightening Oil) featuring turmeric and Vitamin C to even skin tone and texture, tackle hyperpigmentation and acne, and more.
Sure, you could try creating skincare magic with a messy DIY concoction … but why bother?
Affordable and effective SANDBOX Brightening Oil features both of these skin loving ingredients and more.
In the end, the most trustworthy skincare experts are beauties, just like you, who put this mask to the test.
Featuring Vitamin C, Turmeric, and Aloe Vera for this face mask for dark spots, promotes even skin tone and texture, hydrates, smooths and banishes dark spots on cheeks & the face naturally.
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"First of all thank you for sending me the product early... This is a great result for me. I haven’t seen my skin so clear of dark spots in a while. I will say is drying my skin a little, so is really important to moisturize your skin a lot with this product on the parts were you are applying the product. But this pics say more than I can say with words. Is a long process, but WORTH IT."
I liked that it wasn’t harsh on my sensitive skin and gets absorbed easily without leaving an oily or heavy feeling. so far, this oil is exceeding expectations for me. My skin is looking amazing every time I use it and I probably will be getting another one.
I've been focusing on a dark spot next to my eye since January, and I can see a difference in just 2 weeks. I use it daily and was just focusing on the one spot. I've recently started using all over since it does work!