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We’re all reliant on our makeup and skin care kit more than we’d ever admit. In fact it’s an essential part of our daily routine. We all own hundreds of products and let’s face it, we all want thousands more. Finding the best and most effective makeup does take time, but is always worth the effort.

Every year the beauty industry is growing. There are thousands of companies making millions of products and we’re reliant on advertising and reviews to let us know what’s good. Unfortunately for those with dark skin it’s a lot more challenging to find the right products.

African Americans and those with darker skin aren’t always well represented in the beauty market. A lot of the what most people consider the best products around actually don’t do much for those with dark skin. One of the most important products out there for an even skin tone is a dark spot corrector, and until now it hasn’t always been easy to find one for those with a darker skin tone.

Dark Spot Correctors

Before and After dark spot correctingA dark spot corrector are used to give a more even skin tone. They specifically target any darker patches of skin and use a lightening agent to make them match the rest of your skin. What’s normally a very effective piece of kit for those with lighter skin tone doesn’t work as well for those with dark skin.

These treatments are less effective for those with dark skin because it’s harder to identify the specific pigmentation that you’re trying to lighten. This is because the pigment of the skin is already dark.

Thankfully some companies have recognised this gap in the market and acted accordingly. They’ve created lightening agents which can be used as a cream and lighten specific areas of the skin. They do this by restricting the production of melanin in these areas, stopping the changes in the skin pigment.

These specialist products have been proven to scars, age spots, dark areas and blemishes in those with darker skin, without any side effects or irritation.

Unfortunately even those these products are still effective for those with darker skin, it can take a while for you to see the changes so even with specialist products allow 3 to 4 weeks for any dark spots to be reduced.

Check out our full list of dark spot correctors