HOW TO GET RID
OF DARK SPOTS

Our correcting & protecting formulas
visibly diminish pigmentation
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Our correcting & protecting formulas for
brighter skin

How to get rid of dark spots

Discolorations (hyperpigmentation) can be defined as the darkening of the skin caused by UV damage, natural aging, acne, hormonal fluctuations and/or melasma. The main cause of discolorations or hyperpigmentation on skin is melanin overproduction. Melanin, the natural pigment that gives skin its color, is produced by the cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes can overproduce melanin due to UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations and aging. Overproduced melanin particles cluster together and are released from the melanocyte to other skin cells, eventually resulting in a dark spot or uneven skin tone.

Step 1. Hydrate Your Skin

One of the things you hear most often is to keep your skin adequately hydrated. A lack of hydration makes your skin less resilient to environmental factors and can cause signs of dullness, fatigue or premature aging. Sun exposure has the most damaging effects on the skin. In addition to wrinkles, it contributes to hyperpigmentation, in the form of unwanted dark spots on your face. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking a lot of water and by using the right moisturizing products. Antioxidants in skincare products will reinforce the skin’s natural defenses and prevent the apparition of new dark spots.

Step 2. Use Skin Brightening Products

Skin brightening products are used to reduce or to get rid of dark spots or acne scars. Also, most ingredients provide moisture and antioxidants. Many products on the market incorporate hydroquinone, an ingredient known to bleach the skin. Not 100 % safe to use, we recommend products with vitamin C, a natural antioxidant, or glycolic acid, a great exfoliant to naturally improve dull skin. Try a skin brightening serum for a higher concentration of antioxidants. Skin brightening is all about an even skin tone, removing dark spots, increasing radiance and removing dead skin cells. Skin brightening products must be combined with SPF everyday to prevent dark spots.

Step 3. Prevent Dark Spots by Using the right Sun Protection

Darks spots are mainly a consequence of sun exposure. They can develop anywhere on the body, but they are most likely to appear on fragile areas that are more exposed to the sun, such as the face and the neck. Hyperpigmentation is due to an overproduction of melanin in the body, caused by UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations and aging. In order to better protect your skin from hyperpigmentation, you must wear a high SPF sunscreen everyday. Applying sunscreen regularly will help protect your skin against premature aging, wrinkles and dark spots. Prolonged sun exposure without the right protection can cause your dark spots to get more pronounced.

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SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR
DARK SPOTS

Brighter Clarity

Clearly Corrective Brightening and Soothing Treatment Water

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Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment

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Super Fluid Daily UV Defense

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Concern: Dull Skin

Clearly Corrective Brightening and Soothing Treatment Water

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OUR SOLUTION

A skin brightening treatment water that soothes, hydrates and visibly boosts skin clarity.

Our soothing treatment water immediately brightens and hydrates skin to diminish dullness and improve skin's natural clarity. Our advanced preparation instantly nourishes skin and reduces the appearance of discoloration for a significantly brighter, more even complexion.

HOW TO USE OUR SKIN BRIGHTENING TREATMENT FOR DULL SKIN:

Prior to application, gently shake formula until the Illuminating Minerals create an iridescent swirl. Pour water into palms or onto a cotton pad and lightly pat on face, avoiding the immediate eye area. Gentle enough for use twice a day. Follow with your regular skincare routine and a daily sunscreen.

Concern: Skin Discoloration & Dark Spots

Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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OUR SOLUTION

A dark spot corrector that visibly diminishes the appearance of skin discolorations to boost skin clarity.

The dark spot corrector clarifies skin, reduces lines and wrinkles, and diminishes discolorations. Our worldwide top customer favorite formula features a combination of highly efficacious ingredients. Activated C is a potent form of Vitamin C that penetrates skin quickly to help visibly even skin tone and improve clarity. White Birch Extract is a sugar-derived ingredient helps restore hydration and nutrients to the skin. Used in traditional Chinese medicine, Peony Extract is a natural antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative damage.

HOW TO USE OUR DARK SPOT CORRECTOR:

Apply dark spot serum as a spot treatment or over entire face both day and night. Can also be used to correct visible skin discolorations on hands, neck and chest. During the day, protect skin by applying a daily sunscreen.

Concern: Dehydrated Skin

Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment

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OUR SOLUTION

A skin brightening moisturizer that helps to improve overall clarity.

Developed as the ideal complement to our world-wide customer favorite, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, our new paraben free moisturizing treatment formula helps correct the appearance of skin discoloration and rough texture for improved skin clarity and infuses skin with intense hydration.

HOW TO USE OUR SKIN BRIGHTENING MOISTURIZER:

After cleansing and toning, gently massage a small amount onto skin as needed, avoiding the eye area. Can be used morning and night. Can also be used three times per week, or as desired, as an intensive overnight face mask by applying a second, thicker layer to skin before you sleep.

Concern: Sun Protection

Super Fluid Daily UV Defense

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OUR SOLUTION

A lightweight facial sunscreen with SPF 50+ and pollution protection.

Our advanced sunscreen, formulated with powerful UVA/UVB filters and pollution deflecting technology, provides superior protection against age-accelerating environmental aggressors to help prevent premature skin aging. This lightweight fluid sunscreen helps prevent early signs of aging, including dark spots and dull rough skin. Oil-free and paraben free.

HOW TO USE OUR LIGHTWEIGHT SUNSCREEN:

Apply in the morning at the end of your daily skincare routine, avoiding the eye area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and thoroughly. May be used alone or under foundation.

SKINCARE ESSENTIALS
TO BRIGHTEN SKIN

OUR EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON
DARK SPOTS

  • Use of products that maintain a healthy skin barrier is recommended
  • Use of products that reduce transfer of melanin is recommended
  • Daily UV protection is critical for the prevention of further discolorations or hyperpigmentation
  • Nightly repair serum is recommended

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