Posted on November 16 2017
I received TONS of questions daily about how to reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars. So I've decided to share my knowledge on the research that I've done and what I have learned over the years, hopefully these posts that I begin to share will help you along your healthy skin journey OR #SkinWin journey.
Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor, or an esthetician, I am not licensed to treat or diagnose anyone’s skin. I am just a young woman who has done her fair share of research and has learned about skin and how it reflects the way we treat our bodies.
In order to fade dark spots and scars, your skin has to regenerate itself (this is called skin regeneration). Many of us learned at a young age that we shed dead skin cells daily, but, every 27 days or so, the skin will regenerate itself. All that this means is that your skin is growingnew tissue and replacing lost or damaged tissue. This is why it can take open wounds a few weeks to completely heal!
Many of us may suffer from dark spots and scars from various causes including but not limited to acne, eczema, hair, or simple scrapes. The better you take care of your skin, the better it will heal. I have also learned that, the fresher or younger the scar or dark spot is, the faster it will fade. There are simple steps that can be taken to speed up your skin regeneration process and to help make sure that the process runs smoothly.
Step 1: Make sure that you are cleansing your skin thoroughly, twice a day (morning and night) with products that do not contain any fragrances or dyes. Cleansing twice a day will ensure that your pores are squeaky clean and ready for your skin to do its thang!
Step 2: Find a moisturizer that is high in Vitamin E, Antioxidants, and Zinc. All of these natural products, play a large role in helping your skin properly regenerate itself. Your Moisturizer should be one that also does not clog your pores!
Step 3: Maintaining a balanced nutrition is not the easiest thing in the world, but it is the key to maintaining healthy skin and a healthy body! I learned the hard way that what comes in, must come out, which means that sometimes the toxins from food and beverage will surface through your skin! My main goal for my skin is to make sure I hydrate from the inside out. It doesn't matter how much moisturizer you apply to your face in the morning, if you aren't hydrating then all of your moisturizer is going to waste. Water plays a key role in the skin regeneration process!
With skin being the largest organ on our bodies, we have to take care of it. Create yourself a skincare routine that promotes healthy skin!