We're just going to say it — no one likes dark spots. Regardless of how hard we work to achieve flawless skin, dark spots manage to put a damper on our well-thought-out plans. Dark spots can be caused by acne scarring, environmental factors like sun exposure and pollution, and hormonal changes — stuff that's completely out of your control, for the most part.
And while you can't stop these annoying spots from cropping up on your face, you can build a healthy routine to get rid of them once and for all. Ahead, we're letting you in on the only skincare regimen you'll need to get rid of dark spots on your face, so make sure you're taking notes.
01. Facial first
Rule number one of skincare: don't forget to pamper yourself! And what better way to pamper your skin than by indulging in a facial. Now, regular salon facials can be an expensive affair. That’s why you need to get your hands on the Pond's Vitamin Skin Brightening Home Facial Kit. The facial kit has six steps to give you the glowing skin of your dreams. Created to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin, it removes whiteheads, blackheads, dullness, suntan, and restores your natural glow. The magical facial kit is fortified with the goodness of multivitamins and will leave you with radiant, spot-less skin.
02. Scrub away
Exfoliation is key to removing dark spots. It gets rid of dirt, blackheads, dead skin buildup from deep within and leaves your skin squeaky clean and radiant. Our go-to is the Lakmé Blush & Glow Green Apple Apricot Gentle Deep Clean Gel Scrub since it's got the deep cleansing effects of scrub and the gentleness of a gel. Not only will the face scrub get rid of dark spots, but it’ll also give you moisturised, smooth, and glowing skin. We love!
03. Incorporate Vitamin C into your routine
Vitamin C is a fantastic ingredient for anyone who has dark spots since it manages to brighten them by neutralising free radicals on your skin. We recommend using the Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Skincare Value Set, which contains Vitamin C infused day cream, night cream, and serum infused with Kakadu Plum - the world's highest source of Vitamin C! Use the serum, followed by the day cream in the AM, and the serum followed by the night cream in the PM, and watch as the dark spots fade away with minimal effort.
04. Use SPF
Okay, so this one's pretty obvious by now — but if you needed a reminder, sun damage is one of the primary causes of dark spots. And what do we do to prevent sun damage? We use SPF! The Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen will take care of any and all dark spots you may get in the future, and you'll be protected from other forms of sun damage like dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, etc. So, go put on sunscreen RN if you haven't already!
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Aug 09, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.