There are many dark spot clearing ingredients out there — from natural remedies like lemon juice to trusted, lab-tested solutions like vitamin B3 and 12-HSA.
These ingredients work — but they’re not miracle workers. None of these options are going to turn your skin around in 24 hours. Heck, even a quick trip to the dermatologist for an expensive laser treatment isn’t going to cure your dark spots in a day.
But your skin will heal, as long as you keep at a good brightening skincare routine, and have a little patience.
First thing you need to know is this…
Our skin renews itself every 28 days. This cycle starts when “baby” skin cells are formed deep in the epidermis, before maturing and surfacing to the top, and then are shed off. So realistically you’ll need to give yourself about six weeks to notice real progress.
It’s not that skincare won’t start changing your complexion immediately. As long as you start a regular regimen, your skin will start healing and strengthening, and you’ll notice general improvements — like a brighter complexion.
But for some stubborn spots, like acne marks, you’ll need to give yourself a few months because of the excess melanin in the area.
Why does it take so long?
The fact that you have dark spots is a sign your skin cells have weakened and is unable to shed the build-up of melanin as well as it should. So to “cure” dark spots, you’re not just removing excess pigment from your skin but rebuilding its strength and resistance to prevent more melanin from accumulating over time.
Taking care of your skin is a long-term commitment, but worth it to strengthen your skin on the inside against aggressors.
To fade your dark spots, use lightening ingredients like VB3 and 12-HSA, and don’t forget your sunscreen before you step out of your home in the mornings.