Tiny or big, painful or painless, a spot is always something we are happy to say goodbye to. And yet if the healing is done, the mark is still here, and every time the makeup is taken off, it acts as the constant reminder that 2 weeks or 2 months ago -depending on the skin tone I believe- you had a spot. As always, however, skincare has the ability to help a little with that, the following skincare items are by no means heroes, but rather, as I like to call them, gentle erasers.
THE OVERNIGHT WONDER
I blame my sensitive skin for preventing me from using the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme more than once a week because it works wonders on marks. With one swipe of these strong -glycolic, salicylic, but also lactic- acid pads, the pigmentations fade away to such an extent that it becomes easy to spot a difference overnight.
It helped me a lot during my teenage years, but the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] -Corrective Unclogging Care Anti-Imperfections Anti-Marks-has recently become my new skincare discovery with its Anti-Marks Innovation. As always with La Roche-Posay, it is a lotion to trust blindly, and it is more about diligent use and patience than overnight result, but it is all worth it in the end, especially since it gets rid of both marks and skin texture.
I’ve used the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum every day for more than 4 years now, yet there is something I notice every time I am being stubborn and decide to try another serum: my marks take at least twice as long to fade away. The ANR is the serum which helps the skin renew itself throughout the night -even though there is nothing wrong with a morning use as well- and I am starting to believe that there is something more than just a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid in it.
THE UNUSUAL BOOST
Another product, another high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid. Normally reserved for the eyes, I love to pinpoint my marks with the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Yeux, an extra step which, almost as a booster, speeds up the marks’ -complete- disappearance process.