In this video, a dermatologist Dr. Dray, talks about skin care ingredients that actually work to fade dark spots.
Dark spots are otherwise referred to as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Whenever there’s any kind of irritation in the skin, it can lead to up regulation of pigment production, and subsequent dark spots that can take a very long time to fade.
This commonly occurs with acne as the acne heals. It also can happen if you’ve been using really irritating skin care products. Or if you’ve been doing a lot of scrubs that cause a lot of irritation in the skin.
The top 10 ingredients to fade hyperpigmentation are vitamin C, hydroquinone, kojic acid, soy, azelaic acid, topical vitamin A, salicylic acid, licorice root, niacinamide and sunscreen.