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Here's Why Your Dark Spots Aren't Getting Lighter

You're probably being too harsh on your skin.
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Do you ever wonder why your dark spots aren’t fading no matter what you do? You might be making them worse with everyday habits that are doing more harm than good to your skin. Here are the top culprits to your uneven skin tone.

1. Shaving every day
Shaving is the easiest way to get rid of unwanted body hair, but doing it regularly can irritate your skin, making it prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. That's the last thing you need if you're planning to pull off a hubadera outfit on a night out!

2. Not wearing enough sunscreen
CGs, let’s not be stubborn about this. You need to apply sunscreen whether you’re staying outdoors or indoors. Remember: All light sources can cause dark spots to appear on your skin. Look for a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 15.

3. Friction
Are your bras and undies too tight? This might just be the reason why your singit, underarms, and the areas surrounding your breasts have become a shade darker than your normal skin color. The constant friction of clothing against your skin can cause irritation, leading to a change in your skin color.

4. You over-exfoliate your skin
Regular exfoliation helps get rid of the dead cells on the surface of your skin, immediately giving you a brighter glow. But over-exfoliating your skin using gritty scrubs can cause inflammation and increase melanin production, both of which worsen existing dark spots and help create new ones.

5. Using harsh chemicals on your skin
Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by the harsh ingredients in the products you apply onto your skin. You should properly layer your serums, acids, essences, and creams to avoid side effects like peeling, burning, irritation, and hyperpigmentation.

So what should you do to let your skin recover from dark spots? Aside from breaking these harmful practices, you should also look into a skincare line that’s already proven to work on Pinay skin, whether you intend to use the products altogether or individually.

If you’re quite unsure where to start, we recommend you look into kojie.san’s Skin Lightening series. It’s a complete skincare line—it includes soap, body wash, toner, face cream, deo roll-ons and lotion—that works to brighten your blemishes in the gentlest way. Powered by all-natural Kojic Acid, kojie.san’s skin lightening series helps prevent melanin production, effectively diminishing dark spots to make your skin lighter and clearer. Try it now!

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