6 Surprising Facts About Dark Spots
In the dark about the causes, treatment and prevention of dark spots? Here are six things you didn't know about the biggest skin care problem for Latinas
Try switching from products containing manual exfoliants -- like apricot kernels, whose uneven granules can be too abrasive for delicate facial skin -- to those with chemical exfoliants like retinol or glycolic acid. Chemical exfoliants speed cell turnover to reveal brighter skin -- no elbow grease necessary.
Think you can handle those harsh scrubs? Keep in mind that the pigment in dark spots is buried deep in the skin's layers. So when you're pawing away at your face trying to fade those dark spots, "You're just touching a superficial part of your skin," Lai explains. "Dark spots are usually farther underneath the skin."
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