We all get those dark spots that drive us crazy from time to time, and they can be tough to manage! This blog post is all about finding the best natural remedies to get rid of dark spots and get brighter skin.
Having a clear and glowing complexion is a dream for many. Between hormonal hyperpigmentation, or dark spots caused by too much sun exposure, it can be tough to get that even tone that you are searching for.
The first step would be to start taking care of your skin by using an all natural routine that works. At Poet's Garden Alchemist we offer some great options for all skin types, to help you achieve brighter skin naturally.
What are some natural remedies to get rid of dark spots?
1. Exfoliate with gentle care:
Exfoliating works wonders for smoother and brighter skin. One of the most gentle exfoliants out there would be papaya. Papaya enzymes not only have anti-inflammatory properties, making it the best exfoliant known to all skin types, including the most sensitive, but also removes damaged keratin that can build on the skin causing small bumps, clogged pores and acne.
Papaya enzymes also brighten dark spots naturally and nourish your skin with minerals and vitamins that will provide your complexion with the perfect dewy glow.
We highly recommend our Exfoliating Enzymes Illuminating Powder Cleanser, not only it contains papaya enzymes that can be used daily, but it also has L-Ascorbic Acid to get those pesky dark spots gone for good.
2. Oil Cleansing Method:
Another amazing way to minimize dark spots would be by using a brightening oil cleanser. A great skin-brightening ingredient is sweet almond oil with its presence of vitamins and minerals. It helps with dark spots and improving skin texture and tone. You can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover as it also helps to protect the skin barrier. Sweet almond oil is generally viewed as non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores.
Another amazing oil to brighten your complexion would be Marula Oil: This oil is high in vitamin C which helps to brighten dark spots and your overall complexion. It is also a beautiful nourishing oil that will keep your skin dewy and healthy.
Rose Hip Oil: Also brightens dark spots and hyper-pigmentation due to its high vitamin C content. It also is great for anti-aging, improving elasticity and collagen production.
Find this combination of oils in our Immaculate Oil Face Cleanser and start seeing the difference within the first month of using this oil cleanser.
3. Use a vitamin C serum daily in the morning:
Vitamin C is the goddess ingredient for brightening the skin and removing those pesky dark spots. Using one daily after cleansing your skin can be a game changer on how your skin feels and looks. Not only it helps to build collagen production for a more youthful and firmer complexion, but it brightens and protects the skin against further environmental damage.
Poet's Garden Alchemist offers the Radiant Vit. C Serum. This serum is gentle enough for those that can't seem to be able to use a vitamin c serum that doesn't irritate their skin. It is mixed with citrus stem cells that boost the vitamin c within the serum and further brighten the skin, and also Hyaluronic Acid to plump the fine lines and wrinkles and hydrate the skin with water.
4. Use a natural moisturizer or serum containing peony:
Peony root extract is proven to increase brightness and clarity to the skin. It works to even skin tone in a powerful way. It has the ability to provide your skin with a lustrous, luminous complexion.
This particular ingredient is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It helps protect your skin from free radical damage induced by UV radiation.
Where can you find this lovely ingredient? You can find it on our Rejuvenate Night Cream.
This lightweight smoothing nighttime moisturizer visibly rejuvenates, retextures, and nourishes your skin with an abundance of vitamins. This luxurious cream not only visibly firms and lifts, but also helps even tone. Peony Flower cleanses for a radiant and dewy glow. Enriched with our exclusive natural lavender scent, this moisturizer recharges the skin during the nightly resting process.
5. Last but not least, use a natural mineral sunscreen daily:
This is probably the most important step. Without using a sunscreen in your daily skin care routine, it doesn't matter how many hundreds of dollars you spend on brightening skincare products, your skin will not improve. Why? Because we can lighten and brighten your skin daily, but as soon as you go out to your car, your job, anywhere really, and the sun shines on your skin, it's over, the skin will darken again due to the inflammation and damage the sun is causing.
Wearing a sunscreen is a must all year around, doesn't matter if you are indoors, or if it's winter time, UV radiation goes through windows, its reflected even more through the snow on winter time, and much more. If you want beautiful bright skin, wear a natural, non-toxic SPF daily no matter what.
We recommend our Hydrating Sheer Tinted SPF 30+, this SPF is made with 9 edible ingredients, 100% non-toxic, safe for even babies! It comes in a colorless formula or our favorite which is our tinted formula that leaves your skin looking flawless without the need of wearing makeup. The tinted formula blends wonderfully on many skin tones as it is a transparent veil of color, not full coverage. The best part of this sunscreen is that is also eco-friendly approved. Completely safe for our oceans and reefs, so if you enjoy going to the beach, this is a guilt free sunscreen.
We hope you enjoyed our recommendations! Please let us know in the comments below what works for you and for how long have you been including it in your skin care daily routine. We would love to hear from you!