An uneven skin tone is enough to kill your vibe on any day. Sometimes, dark patches seem to appear out of no where, even when you think you’ve done everything right!. Normally, when get dark spots, it’s because I popped a pimple and it left a mark, but you can also get dark spots from scars that aren’t healing properly, and even from the sun (normally dark spots from the sun tend to look like freckles). You’ve probably read many different articles, and tried a few products to make your dark spots go away; many of which probably haven’t helped you. If you’re still up for the challenge, then keep reading, because I have a triple threat, skincare cocktail that will finally give you the results you want!
Dark spots are caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells caused by damage; it could be from a scar, the sun, etc. In order to jump start the fading process, you need an exfoliant that is safe enough to use everyday without irritation, and one that effectively rids your skin of dead skin cells. My favorite exfoliator is the Papaya Enzymatic Exfoliator. If you want to learn why I love this one, click here to read all about it!
Next, in order to fade dark spots and even your skin tone, you’ll need a skin toner. There are many different toners to choose from, but for people with dark skin, you’ll need a toner that slows the reproduction of melanocytes in your skin. This is because, after we exfoliate, new skin cells are going to come to the skin’s surface, and since we’re trying to fade dark spots and even the skin tone, it helps to slow melanocytes down, at least until the dark spots disappear. My favorite toner is the Even Tone Day Serum. To learn more about this product, click here.
Finally, after all that toning and exfoliating, a good moisturizer will make sure your skin stays supple and radiant until you’ve achieved the results you’ve been looking for. My favorite moisturizer is the The replenishing night cream. In addition to shea butter, it’s enriched with African botanicals and vitamins that your skin needs to stay healthy.
Try my even skin tone cocktail and let me know how it goes! If it goes really well, don’t forget to drop a selfie!