The Magic Behind Fading Dark Spots

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You have just finally said goodbye to the last pimple still lingering on your skin from your latest breakout and couldn’t be more ecstatic about its departure. Your skin is back to being clear and free from acne. You can now stop overthinking during every conversation with someone, believing that they must only be paying attention to the one thing you don’t want any attention on.

This scenario just seems a little too good to be true though – right? Sadly, for a lot of people this perfect scenario is popped when a closer look is taken. Examining your skin, you now see something exactly where the pimple just was. Has it already come back? Was it not satisfied with the acne treatment of choice? The good news is that it’s neither of those, but bad news is that it’s most likely acne scarring and/or hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, both of these are very common skin conditions after a breakout, but luckily it can totally be reversed. VALLEY wants you to have the healthiest skin possible, so to help you get rid of these dark spots, we are coming to the rescue with a guide for all different skin types.

The Science of the Spots

How can you tell if you have hyperpigmentation or acne scars? The difference lies in whether or not the area is elevated or dented — the defining signal of an acne scar. If it’s neither of those and is just a darker area of the skin, then it’s hyperpigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation is caused when you have created too much melanin for your skin’s outer layers. Extra melanin helps to protect and heal the skin, like when you finally said goodbye to your pimple. Both types of dark spots can fade over time, but it varies based on your skin type and where the spots are on the face … BUT they can disappear!

Skin Type 1

For sensitive and dry skin, skin treatments can be tricky. With the boost of lightening and hydration effects from this very strange but very effective face mask, your dark spots will start to reverse!

What You’ll Need
  • 1/2 potato
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
What You’ll Do
  1. Peel and grate half of a potato. Juice the grated potato shavings.
  2. Take half a lemon, squeeze the juice from the it and add it to the potato juice.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of rose water to the lemon and potato juice mixture.
  4. Using a cotton pad, apply the mixture to your dark spots, letting it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse off and enjoy your new fresh glow!
Skin Type 2

Oily and combination skin may leave you unsure about what products work well for your skin type – some may break you out while others leave your skin dry and tight. What if we told you that papaya and pineapple fruit enzymes were in this next solution to help fade your scars? From Dr. Brandt Skincare, the Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum will reduce discoloration, all while getting rid of unwanted dead skin cells and dark spots. With the combination of brightening lipids, vitamin B3, white flower extracts and a biotic balancing complex, your skin’s pH balance will be restored and your dark spots will soon begin to disappear.

Skin Type 3

Normal skin types typically have a good balance of moisture, an even skin tone and small pores. Despite having a well balanced complexion, acne can still leave behind unwanted dark marks. To reverse these spots, silver is being added to your face wash – yes, we said silver. The Nano Cyclic Cleanser kills unwanted bacteria, fights against acne, reduces dark spots and provides protection against the sun’s rays. The silver within the face wash has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, ultimately giving you glowing skin free of any dark spots.


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