Understanding different types of skin discolorations and 5-steps to treat dark spots
The causes of skin discoloration vary tremendously and may result from both internal and external factors.
However, you can address the appearance of dark spots with targeted skincare solutions to brighten and even skin
Let's understand more about different types of discolorations and their causes, and Kiehl's targeted skincare
solutions to treat dark spots and discolorations accordingly.
Freckles (sun spots) are related to genetics and sun exposure, when the skin is stimulated by UV rays, excess
melanin will be produced and clustered together, forming freckles. Fair skin is more prone to have freckles, and
freckles usually appear at areas that are more exposed to the sun, such as face, nose and forehead.
After pregnancy, taking hormonal supplements or birth control pills, mood swings, overstressed and lack of sleep
which affect endocrine levels, can all contribute to the formation of melasma. Melasma are irregular-shaped
or patches in beige color, and usually appear on the face, cheek bones and forehead,
3: Acne marks
If you used to have acne on your face, a dark spot may appear after it heals. This is a discoloration that
after the skin has been damaged by acne. Although acne marks will fade gradually with skin cell turnover, it
usually takes a long time.
With age, the skin gradually loses collagen and its metabolism rate slows down, together with prolonged exposure
to the sun, excess melanin will cluster together forming hyperpigmentation and cause uneven skin tone.
After understand the different types of discoloration and their causes, now let's see how to address them with
Kiehl's targeted skincare solutions!
Step 2: Tone
Next, use Clearly Corrective Brightening &
Soothing Treatment Water
, which contains a blend of activated C, white birch extract, and licorice
for a more radiant and even-looking complexion. The lightweight, hydrating formula, also contains
minerals which gives the skin a soft, natural-looking glow.
Step 3: Treat the spots
After cleanser and toner, gently apply Kiehl's Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution
over the entire face and neck, then concentrate
on spots or post-acne marks to correct visible discolorations.
This best-selling serum is formulated with stable ingredient Activated C, can effectively targets excess
melanin with 5 actions: neutralizes, breaks down, prevents, interrupts, and decreases melanin production.
Patented Proxylane can stimulate collagen production and strengthen the collagen network to reduce melanin
leakage, for a plumped and radiant complexion. Dermatologist-recommended, the hydrating formula is suitable
for all skin types including sensitive skin.
Step 4: Hydrate
After applying Kiehl's Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution, apply Kiehl's Clearly Corrective™ Brightening and Smoothing
to hydrate, smooth, and brighten your skin.
Formulated with glycolic acid, this transformative textured cream can smooth skin texture for a brighter
appearance. Together with Activated C, Peony Extract and White Birch Extract, it provides 24-hour hydration
and improves uneven skin tone.