How to Get Rid of Dark Spots from Acne?

One of the things that we all have to encounter at some point in life is acne. Let’s face it – getting acne is really embarrassing and bad. But what’s even worse is the scars they leave behind. Some of us can live with the fact that we have acne on our face with the hope that they’d disappear someday soon.

However, when they go leaving dark spots, that is when our whole life seems so unfair. The good news is there are ways you can treat your dark spots. And you don’t have to break your bank account in order to get rid of dark spots. In this article, we will talk about a few tips that will help you with dark spots and lighten your skin. Let’s get started!

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most popular and widely used ingredients in skincare products. All thanks to its medicinal properties. This plant can help in lightening the dark spots. How does this help you may ask? Well, studies have shown that aloe vera controls the production of melanin. And it’s this melanin which is responsible for dark spots. 

ou also get other skin benefits from applying aloe vera. Like what? It moisturizes your skin, for one. And if that does not encourage you to start applying aloe vera gel, I don’t know what will!

Vitamin C

If there’s one thing we can all agree on is the ability of Vitamin C to lighten and brighten the skin. Well, we have seen our mothers and grandmothers singing praises of lemon and how it helps in fading away dark spots. Well, here’s the thing – they were right! Lemon is rich in vitamin C and can be very helpful in getting rid of dark spots caused by acne. 

You can also find a lot of studies that have shown Vitamin C helps with pigmentation. And that is why skincare brands use Vitamin C in their products. 

Use Skin Lightening Creams

Sure, all home remedies work. But to accelerate the process, you can buy some facial creams for dark spots. There are tons of products that help with dark spots, melasma, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Well, you will be amazed by what these products are capable of. 

The spots that you’ve been living with your whole life, these creams can make them disappear in a couple of weeks. And you know what they say, there’s no harm in trying. Please note that not all skincare products are created equal. Choose the best ones if you want the best results. 

Avoid Sun Exposure

Sitting under the sun feels good! No doubt about it. But exposure to the sun can make your dark spots look even worse. When the skin cells are exposed to the sun, they produce more melanin. More melanin means...well, I’ll let you do the math here! 

So, your best bet is to avoid the sun at all costs. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen as it is very helpful in protecting you from the sun. Also, it can control melanin production. Which is very important if you’re looking to get rid of your stubborn dark spots. 


Applying coconut oil can also rid you of the dark spots. It can also give you an even skin tone. Mixing it with lemon juice can accelerate the process and deliver better results. It has moisturizing properties. And it contains antioxidants as well. 

Chemical Peels

If none of the things that I’ve mentioned above worked for you, then you should go with the chemical peels. A chemical peel will peel off your old skin with scars and replace it with newer skin. This new skin will be free of dark spots and it will be very healthy. Some chemicals such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide are used in chemical peels to help you with the process.

Chemical peeling is usually safe. But in some cases, complications can arise and it can cause problems like irritation, inflammation, temporary spots. So, please do your research before going for something like chemical peels.

So, that’s it, folks! Hope this article helps you with your problem. Until next time!

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