Dark spots from Acne

It Is Possible To Fade Dark Spots From Acne?

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Have you ever thought those dark spots might be the reason for nightmares? It is like they have left a shadowy ghost on your skin. After the war with the acne is over, there is an unexpected war with the hidden enemies. But do not shatter your hope. Dive into the blog to learn a few strategies on how to defeat them.

Dark spots from acne, scientifically termed post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, are like shadows on your face, and they take their time to fade away. Dealing with them requires a lot of patience and can be a little challenging. These dark spots, no matter how much you try, refuse to fade away, affecting the confidence of a person.

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Why Do You Have Dark Spots From Acne?


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You all must have heard the term Melanin, a pigment responsible for skin colour. When your skin tries to heal the acne, it goes a little overboard and produces too much colour (melanin), leading to dark spots and discolouration in the area of healed acne. These spots are not harmful but can affect how our skin looks. The exposure of the sun can further intensify the appearance of these dark spots.

How Do You Fade Your Acne Dark Spots?

We are sure you all must be desperate to know how to fade away acne dark spots because who needs further drama on their face, right? There are diverse ways of fading them away. Let's look into them.

Ways To Fading Dark Spots

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Imagine your skin as a battlefield where victory means a glowy complexion. Here are some weapons to defeat the enemy:

  • Sunscreen shield: Cover your face with SPF 30 or 50 to protect those spots from harmful UV rays, as these rays highlight their appearance.
  • Serum Jam: Join the serum party with various serums available in the market. They are your skin's bodyguard fighting with the troublemaker, Dark Spots. Out of all the serums available, we represent the star player, ThriveCo 2% Salicylic Acid Serum, the safest option for you. This face serum takes the lead in the mission of defeating the dark spots left after the acne by clearing clogged pores, improving skin texture, removing dead skin cells, fighting acne, and keeping your skin hydrated and radiant. Without any doubt, welcome smoother and plumper skin with our 2% Salicylic Acid Serum.

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  • Micro-needling procedure: Tiny needles fill your skin with collagen, a small fix for dark spots. This is an expensive makeover for your skin.
  • Chemical peel party: Get a VIP pass to the gathering, hosted by a dermatologist for exfoliating oily skin, which reduces dark spots.

Natural Ways To Fade Away Dark Spots

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Here is a list of some natural (also, often time-consuming) ways of saying goodbye to acne dark spots.

  • Honey hug: Spread a thin layer on the dark spots and let them cuddle for 20 - 30 mins. Then rinse it off. It's like a giant exfoliating hug for your skin.
  • Lemon splash: Squeeze some lemon juice on your spots. Its citric acid will exfoliate your skin.
  • Aloe Vera Massage: Coat your dark spots with pure Aloe Vera gel and let it sit on your skin for 30 minutes. It is like a non-toxic hyperpigmentation therapy.
  • Green tea cool down: Apply a cool green tea bag with inflammatory properties that help in getting rid of spots. A refreshing cool down for your face

The measures, whether natural or topical, they both are proven effective but the magical ingredient in fading the spots is patience. They will go away but with time.

The answer to your question is yes, fading away dark spots is possible. Your Skin is a book filled with stories of battles won. With all these measures and a touch of patience, each faded spot becomes a victory.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do dark spots fade naturally?

Yes, they can fade naturally over time, it might take 6- 12 months.

2. Does salicylic acid remove dark spots?

Salicylic acid can fade away dark spots by exfoliating the skin and growing new healthier skin cells, but it may vary from individual to individual

3. Benefits of ThriveCo 2%Salicylic Acid Serum?

This serum defeats the dark spots left after the acne by clearing clogged pores, improves skin texture, removes dead skin cells, fights acne, and keeps your skin hydrated and radiant.

4. In how many days can you use the improvement when using ThriveCo 2% Salicylic Acid Serum?

You can see the improvement from the 3rd week.

About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.




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