Living with a host of deeply pigmented spots on my face scarred me both physically and emotionally. Eventually, I knew something had to change. After the shame and guilt subsided, I did what any beauty lover would do — I became obsessive about my skin-care routine. First, I admittedly turned to YouTube, watching countless people talk about their struggles with hyper pigmentation and how they finally got clear skin.
Armed with the information I needed, I developed a routine fit for my skin type through trial and error over the course of two weeks. I was determined to get rid of my hyper pigmentation once and for all. After three months, the spots lightened and my complexion evened out as a result of diligently using serums and acids with four particular components known to combat discoloration.
The life-changing ingredients? Glycolic acid, vitamin C, hydroquinone, and, believe it or not, snail mucin. (Although these ingredients worked for me, if you're dealing with serious skin issues, before you try these on your own, make an appointment with your dermatologist to find a treatment plan that's best for you.)