Years of uncontrolled acne and picking made these very pronounced dark spots which were this clients chief complaint. Controlling the acne is always the first step in dealing with acne discoloration.
Susan was put on an oily skin routine with acne products and brighteners. We also had to make changes to her diet and lifestyle. Breaking up discoloration in this case also included extra exfoliants for lifting dead skin as the dark spots had a little thickness to them because of picking. I also added brightening products and as you can see from her photos, the discoloration was leaving and revealed fresh, more even toned skin.