We all want to have flawless skin, right? Unfortunately, hyperpigmentation spots are pretty much inevitable from acne scars, sun exposure, hair removal, and hormonal changes. So, if you're like most girls, you're probably looking for ways to get rid of dark spots.
The good news is that dark spots aren’t permanent and there are some steps you can take to diminish their appearance quickly, and prevent new spots from popping up on your face.
Dark spots are also known as age spots or black spots, but they are basically just patches of discolored skin. While we are usually the most concerned about the spots on our face, dark spots can appear anywhere on the body and can be in shades of red, brown, or gray.
Check out these five tips and tricks to minimize the dark spots that you already have and some great ways to get rid of dark spots too.
1. Don’t Pick at Your Skin
This probably sounds obvious, but it is a lot easier said than done. If you get a pimple on your face or your chest or wherever, your first instinct is going to be to pick at it or pop it to try and make it go away. Obviously, picking at your acne will just prolong the healing process but you are also risking the chance of these marks turning into dark spots.
Using a one percent hydrocortisone cream on your pimple a few times a day instead of a typical salicylic acid acne treatment is one of the best ways to get rid of dark spots. It won’t dry out your skin and is an anti-inflammatory so it will bring down some of the swelling and redness. But whatever you do…don’t pick!