Perhaps one of the most common skincare woes we hear about is an uneven complexion – more specifically, those dark spots left over from our acne-ridden teenage years. To make matters worse, they are seriously difficult to get rid of (and challenging to conceal) once you’ve got them. Enter: the dark spot corrector. If you don’t already have one in your skincare regimen, it’s time to invest to even out your skin tone.
Whilst there are plenty of options out there, it’s important to know what kind of formula to look for and how to use them properly. Whilst Hydroquinone is widely considered the gold-standard lightening agent, says dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, there are plenty of other, less-abrasive options. She says “you can also look for kojic acid, liquorice root extract, vitamin C, niacinamide, soy and retinoid when battling dark spots and imperfections”.
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