3 Key Reasons Why Your Dark Spots Aren't Going Away
Dark spots are so inconvenient, and they can attribute to insecurity and feeling uncomfortable in your bare skin. From acne scars to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, we know exactly how frustrating it can be to try and get rid of dark spots. They can be caused by many different factors and skin conditions such as ingrown hairs, acne, aging, hormonal changes, or excessive sun exposure. It is important, however, to note that dark spots are very common. In light of that, we strive to help our customers see beauty in their skin as it is, while simultaneously providing solutions for improvement. In fact, our best-selling Glow Ahead skincare line was specifically formulated for those seeking solutions to dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, and dull skin!
You can put down the makeup bag now. Here's why you haven't been able to get rid of your dark spots:
You Are Not Exfoliating
Exfoliation, both physical and chemical, are paramount for getting rid of dark spots (and hyper-pigmentation). Physical exfoliation involves scrubbing the skin’s surface, while chemical exfoliation involves the use of acids. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin, to reveal healthy, glowing skin underneath. By removing dead skin cells, exfoliation prevents the pores from being clogged which causes acne. It also lightens your dark spots by revealing regenerated skin cells or by treating the overproduction of melanin in your skin. Exfoliating also allows your skin to absorb products more effectively by helping them penetrate your skin more deeply.
All of the products in our Glow Ahead skincare line have an exfoliating component, whether physical or chemical. We know how critical and effective this form of treatment is, so we made sure to include it in each product while still maintaining our commitment to ethical skincare. All of our products are all natural, cruelty free, vegan, and non toxic!
Your Routine Is Not Preventative
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this applies to your skincare routine as well. When it comes to skincare, maintenance and prevention is often more important than treatment. You will spend more time and money attempting to resolve a skincare issue, than you would if your skincare involved preventative steps and products. Our top two recommendations for preventative care? A toner and sunscreen.
People often forego a toner, and then wonder their skincare routine does not seem to be working. Toners rehydrate your skin, shrink your pores, and balance the pH of your skin. These three benefits are all crucial for preventing new breakouts (less breakouts, less dark spots). Toners also get rid of any minor levels of dirt, oil, or sebum left behind after cleansing. Sunscreens come with varying levels of SPF, and help protect your skin from UV rays. UV rays can damage your skin, speed up the aging process, and cultivate dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Be sure to protect your skin at all times, as it is your first line of defense.
You Are Not Consistent
The most common, yet overlooked reason why your dark spots aren’t going away is because you are not consistent. Reviving your skin, as with everything in life, takes time and commitment. If you find yourself skipping skincare treatments and notice that you still have the same bottle of toner 4 months later, you also should not be surprised that you are not seeing the results that you want. Write down what your skincare routine needs to look like in the morning and at night, and commit to it. We promise that you will see a difference!
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