This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant - designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.
I am of olive skin tone, I am not sure if it is hereditary from my father’s side or simply something that occurs to individuals of my complexion but unfortunately my skin tends to over produce melanin causing me to suffer from hyper pigmentation.
Meaning any scratch, cut or even post acne marks tend to become dark than my normal skin tone. Every woman has her flaw or that one thing that they really dislike, for me this is it. My nemesis. Most flaws we can disguise and find a way to live with it but it’s my skin, how do I disguise my skin?
Well, I can’t. However I have searched and searched all over the internet for different treatments and solutions. I have been to many dermatologist and tried numerous lotions, creams and washes. I have so many home remedy/ treatments pins on Pinterest that I think they deserve their own board.
I’ve settled to living with it hoping one day I “make it big” and can afford every laser treatment knowm to work lol! In the mean time I want to share some of the things I have tried or want to try.
1. Glycolic Acid Peel – Note: This is for professional use and I am in no way telling you to do this at home. I did but that was at my own risk ( and simply shows you how bad I want even skin)
2. Coconut Oil – Applying twice a day is supposed to improve overall skin condition and post acne scaring.
3. Bio Oil - Clinically proven to reduce appearance of scars and stretch marks
4. Clearasil Ultra Acne Plus Marks Wash And Mask - Helps fight the formation of marks
A couple of new things I want to try from Pinterest…
Ø Naturally removing stretch marks (I know it doesn’t say dark spots but I want these gone too lol!)
Ø Natural Acne Scar Mask
Ø The burning face mask
Ø Brown Sugar Oatmeal Scrub
The last thing I would like to try is Dove® Clear Tone, yup you guessed even my under arms get discoloration from shaving, sad but true. Hey at least I am not the only one right?
I have heard nothing but good reviews about this product which accelerates the natural skin renewal process, helping to visibly reduce dark marks and even tone with regular use over time, while providing 24-hour odor and wetness protection.
What have you tried or plan on doing to improve your overall skin tone to be able to bare it all?
I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.
I'M ALICIA GIBBS
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