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5 Tips on How to Lighten Dark Spots

Posted by Porcelana Staff on

Lightening dark spots on your skin takes time and patience, and unfortunately, you might not get the desired results with a lightening cream alone. Even when you’re using the best skin lightening cream available, great daily skin care practices and habits go a long way.

All of your efforts to fade dark spots away could be cancelled out if you’re daily lifestyle isn’t in tune with beautifying your skin. So if you’re looking to lighten dark spots as quickly and safely as possible, follow these five tips to boost the effectiveness of your day skin lightening cream.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Sunscreen might feel like less of a priority after the steamy summer months are over, but it’s an essential part of a healthy skin care routine at all times of year. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to exposed skin every time you go outdoors. Your skin can suffer skin damage even if it’s overcast, cold, and cloudy.

To protect your skin from the sun while you fight dark spots, try Porcelana Day Skin Lightening Cream , which contains both sunscreen and antioxidants to fight daytime environmental damage

Keep Your Skin Hydrated and Moisturized

Dry, scaly skin doesn’t stand a chance at lightening dark spots, so you need to stay moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. Look for moisturizers that contain natural ingredients, like avocado oil, to nourish your skin without feeling greasy or weighed down.

Eat a Balanced Diet

It might come as a surprise that eating healthy can help lighten dark spots, but it’s true! Many topical home remedies for fading dark spots contain food, but eating them can help speed the process along as well.

Foods high in antioxidants are particularly good for your skin, but so are foods rich in selenium, vitamin A, and vitamin D. Here are some healthy foods to incorporate into your diet to help boost the health of your skin:

  • Kidney Beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Walnuts
  • Carrots
  • Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel)

Drink Lots of Water

Your skin needs hydration to stay soft and moisturized and the best way to get this hydration is by drinking water throughout the day. Six to eight glasses of water per day will help your body rid itself from harmful toxins and retain moisture.

Keep a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day and keep track of how much water you drink in a journal. Squeeze a little lemon, lime, orange, or pineapple juice into your water to give it a little natural flavor!

Get Enough Sleep Every Night

Your body uses sleep to rejuvenate itself and heal itself from the outside in. We recommend using Porcelana Night Skin Lightening Cream before bed because it contains extra moisturizers along with the hydroquinone to help fade discolorations and even out your skin tone. Get seven or eight hours of sleep each night to let your body fully relax and recover from the day and be ready to tackle whatever the next day brings.