Rosehip oil can work wonders when it comes to soothing and repairing damaged skin, so much so, it’s been used to increase healing time following the treatment of burns. Try Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (£19.50, Feel Unique) it’s full of high quality essential oils, just add a couple of drops into your moisturiser to help fade stubborn spots.
With AHA and BHA, AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid such as glycolic and lactic acids, while BHA, or beta hydroxy acid, refers to salicylic acid and both AHA and BHA are exfoliants that will promote a more-even skin tone. A combo of the two will help to encourage the rejuvenation of the skin, without having to scrub your skin and cause damage. We recommend using the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (£35, Feel Unique) daily which helps improve cell-turnover.
Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure as it will make the skin’s healing process slower, and wear a broad spectrum SPF daily to prevent marks from appearing more obvious. UV exposure stimulates pigment production, causing spot scars to darken, so sun protection really is key to fading discolouration.
Another thing that works wonders on complexion clarity is ascorbic acid, or vitamin C. This free radical-fighter fades pigment patches. Skin-brightening serums powered with vitamin C are recommended, John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum (£32, Feel Unique).