Post # 1
Anyone out there using/have used spot correctors or fading creams for age spots, hyperpigmentation, or any other skin issues and achieved legitimate results? I always read reviews where someone will say they used it at night and by morning their spots were gone. Meanwhile, I’m thinking “yeah right.” How can a spot corrector clear up your face within 7-8 hours of sleep when a lot of companies state on the box that it’ll take 1-4 months before significant results appear. I mean, maybe these products work overnight for some people, but me personally, I always look more bright-faced in the morning and my skin looks better after a good nights rest (but by afternoon it’s a different story)…so I’m never 100% sold by those types of reviews that claim magic overnight.
So, I’m curious…what have you tried and what has worked/not worked for you?
Post # 2
Alpha H liquid gold is amazing, but it’s hard to get in the US. There are some online websites you can order it from though, and it’s a great product if you’re not sensitive to AHAs.
Post # 3
There is one thing that it’s cheap and works very well. It’s sold in your local Wal-Mart or CVS for sure. It’s “Palmer’s Skin Success Anti dark spot fade cream”. A tub is like $5 (in comparison with $70 high end cream with the same ingredient. I have skin that tans easily and if I have any acne it leaves a dark spot behind. So I’ve been using this for years and have excellent results. It works by peeling away dark cells much faster than it occurs naturally. My average post acne dark spot fades away by good 75%-100% in 2 weeks of twice daily application. I have to be careful applying this cream to tan skin because it eats away tan as well, therefore I apply it all over my face and body for even lightening.
Post # 4
I had good results using an AHA lotion every night to fade dark acne marks (not scars, but purplish areas). but it’s not good if you have sensitive skin so I had to stop. maybe hydroquinone (palmer’s lotion) works for that too, but I haven’t tried it myself.
now I use a generic retin-a, and it seems to keep these marks at bay.
as for hyperpigmentation (sun spots), that’s a much different story. I’ve read that pretty much the only thing that’ll really take care of it is a combination of lasers + daily use of hydroquinone cream and sunscreen. I used just the second two and got no results after several months. IDK, it’s possible that may also be because OTC hydroquinone is not going to be as strong as Rx.