Over the years, I’ve developed some dark spots on my face. They used to come in the summer no matter how much SPF I wore and they would gradually fade when winter arrived and I was out of the sun. With age (I’m 32 now) I’ve noticed they stick around year round. They are a pain to fade, and I’ve spent a pretty penny on products claiming they’ll help dark spots.
I notice a lot of people who are in my age group that have dark spots. Usually it’s on the left side of the face by the eye or cheek, in the same location as mine. I’m sure a lot of it is from not wearing SPF while driving (something I’m much better about these days!) but even though it’s typical for people to have these spots, I want mine gone! I’ve thought about how much it might cost to get them lasered, and I’m not up for that right now. Instead, I’m checking out every beauty product I can that might help me.
The latest product I’m trying? SkinMedica 2.0 Lytera Pigment Correcting Serum has been in my daily rotation of beauty products for a couple days. It’s formulated to address even the most stubborn discoloration, regardless of skin type or genetic makeup. Improvements can be seen in as early as 2 weeks, with more dramatic results at 12 weeks and beyond. The formula is non-hydroquinone, retinol-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic.
The directions say to use this twice a day, morning and night. I’m very eager to have this as part of my beauty routine. You know me, I LOVE to be honest about my results so I took before pictures. I’ll update this post with my progress if I see any. So far I’m on day 3, and I’ve been VERY diligent about SPF every day so I can get the absolute best results possible.
If you’re an ingredients girl like I am, here’s what’s in the formula. It’s a steep $154 so you are certainly getting a great, effective ingredient list for the price!
Tranexamic Acid: Helps correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Phenylethyl Resorcinol: Helps support melanin balance to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Niacinamide & Tetrapeptide-30: Helps prevent the appearance of new spots while visibly balancing the appearance of your skin tone.
Marine Extract Blend: Helps to correct and prevent the appearance of hyperpigmentation while supporting a healthy skin barrier.
Phytic Acid: Enhances skin texture and promotes even-looking skin.
Is getting rid of dark spots something you are concerned with? What kind of products do you use to help your results? Share with me in the comments below!