How to Get Rid of Dark Spots (Video)

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HOW TO GET RID OF dark spots

I’ve written a ton of posts here on the blog about how to get rid of dark spots, but I thought a video would also be great.

I’m currently working my way through the worst hyperpigmentation I’ve had in ten years. I’ve always had a dark spot here or there—typically on my chin after a PMS-related pimple, but I kept getting breakouts in the SAME spots which resulted in dark spots that would appear before the previous ones faded. It’s spots on spots on spots. I’m going to do a full post on everything I did to get rid of them in a few months or once I get them mostly faded. One thing that has helped is to switch to products for adult acne—having less breakouts is also preventing new dark spots from forming. You can read about my current routine here.

Another thing that also helped was cycling off my dark spot treatment—something I learned from a derm once at a press event. You basically take a few weeks—maybe even a month off from using the active ingredient and then put it back into your routine. In simple language, doing this sometimes helps to “recharge” the process. I was initially cycling off because I had plans to visit a derm for something prescription strength, but then I noticed a difference after using the acne regimen so I went back to my $8 Alpha Hydrox Spot Treatment.

But anyway, get into this video and please subscribe to my Youtube channel :)

For more info on hyperpigmentation including what I use in my skincare routine throughout the year plus product reviews check out the
hyperpigmenation tag on my blog.

What I’m Using on My Skin

Cream Foundation I love—Cover FX Total Cover Cream—:
more info

Concealer reviews/posts

Color correctors I’ve reviewed: (stay tuned—I have more to review on the blog)


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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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2 Responses to How to Get Rid of Dark Spots (Video)

  1. Ardis says:

    Nice blog :) And great post- thanks for the tips- as I’ve gotten older (in my 30s) I’ve been dealing with dark spots & trying to figure out to get rid of them for good.

    • Danielle says:

      thanks for reading! The thing with dark spots is they can always come back as a result of some form of “trauma” to the skin. You can fade the ones you have at the time, but you can get new ones after a pimple, scratch, etc.

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