Post # 1
Do you use a dark spot corrector?
If so, what brand?
I want to start using one to clear up some dark spots I have caused by acne. I would prefer to use a drugstore brand for cost purposes, but if you use a high-end brand and have gotten great results, please share anyway!
Also, I’ve thought about using at home peels to help fade the spots. Any recommendations?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2014 - Forest in PA
@MichiganGirl24: I have lentigos all over my face and back from sun damage, commonly called “sun spots” or “freckles”. I work in a derm office and what we usually tell people is chemical peels which are offered in our office and sun screen! The chemical peels cost anywhere from 75 to 85 dollars here and it can take 6 peels to get results. We use Obagi and AFA. I do not like them however because you are essentially peeling your skin off with chemicals. (Like the name) So I am going to try more natural methods.
Make sure you are wearing sunscreen on your face at all times even in the winter. Even if you are only going outside to drive you are getting sun damage which also can make scars worse.
I have heard that castor oil works wonders for the type of dark spots you are describing, I also heard it works great for lentigos like I have. This is not something we tell people in Dermatology, however I am going to give it a shot.
I got my castor oil at Amazon but you can probably find it at a drug store.
Remember sunscreen!!! Even if you get rid of all of your dark spots and dont use sunscreen they will all come back. The best for your face is a moisturizer for the face with sunscreen in it so you prevent clogged pores. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, I have used this for about a month and I’ve noticed my spots getting lighter. I have dark spots on my face mostly from acne and this has helped. They’re not 100% gone, but I did notice a difference and I will continue to use it. I paid around $14 for this I think and since I don’t need to use too much it lasts a long time.
Post # 6
Lancome has one thats supposed to be good, though I cant speak from experience
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
every now and then I research some new anti-aging product to see what the reviews are. here is how it seems: if your dark spots are from sun exposure, face creams from drugstores / department stores are not really going to do much for you. if your dark spots are from acne (like those light purplish spots), then you can get some pretty good results from creams. I got my purplish acne spots to go away after using an AHA product (it was neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cream).
it seems that in the end, if you really want to make a difference for sun related damage, you need to go to a clinic for a chemical peel or laser treatments.
and of course, you should wear sunscreen every day.