How to get rid of dark spots from acne

Time Needed : 30 minutes

Dealing with post-breakout dark spots can feel even more frustrating than fighting acne itself. Here are a few tips that’ll help you fade those pesky dark spots and welcome a brighter, more luminous complexion.

  1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen

    Sun damage not only causes premature skin aging but can also darken your acne scars and make them more prominent. So, make sure you’re generously applying sunscreen every day to keep your skin protected and complexion bright. Yes, even when you're spending most of your time indoors.

  2. Exfoliate regularly

    A complexion that isn’t properly exfoliated makes dark spots more visible. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week will slough off those dead skin cells and restore your natural glow, whilst helping to fade the look of dark spots.

    We love using formulas with AHAs like lactic acid or glycolic acid that chemically exfoliate the skin, resulting in a smoother, more even appearance.

  3. Don’t forget your vitamin C

    When it comes to fading dark spots, a good vitamin C serum (or moisturiser!) can work wonders. Vitamin C is an antioxidant powerhouse that helps even out your skin tone, brighten and fade pigmentation, leaving you with a more radiant complexion. At the same time, it shields your skin from environmental aggressors and helps boost collagen production. What's not to love?

  4. See a dermatologist

    Some stubborn dark spots might need a little extra help. If you're not seeing the results you want, it's a good idea to see a dermatologist who can recommend procedures like laser treatments and chemical peels to get rid of those dark marks.

Top picks for banishing dark spots

If you’re aiming for that perfect glow, giving yourself an effective yet gentle exfoliator is a must. The MÁDARA Hyaluron Intense Peel Serum is formulated with 10% lactic acid and hyaluronic acid to reveal visibly brighter, plumper skin and minimise signs of dark spots.

To improve the appearance of dark spots, incorporate the Vitamin C Intense Glow Concentrate into your regimen. This hard-working formula is rich in antioxidants and skin brighteners such as vitamins C and E, ferulic acid and extracts of sea buckthorn and cloudberry to unify your skin tone and grant a beautiful radiance.