Skin Lightening Regime for Stubborn dark patches

Skin Lightening Regime for Stubborn dark patches

If you have stubborn pigmentation in the form of dark patches or melasma that don’t respond easily to treatment, here is a regime that might help. The combination of potent skin-lightening agents like tranexamic acid and glycolic acid could be your last resort to address these issues without consulting a dermatologist.

What is it? Skin lightening regime for stubborn dark spots and patches

Who can use it? All skin types with Pigmentation

Sensitive skin: Might not suit




Step 1 Face wash

Contrary to common belief face wash is unlike to have any effect on pigmentation The objective of washing is to clean the face without making it dry or oily. Based on your skin type, you can choose from the following:


Step 2: Skin Lightening cream

Apply Naturium Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5% in the morning. It combines four major skin-lightening agents- Kojic acid, Arbutin, Tranexamic acid, and Acetyl Glucosamine. It is a good product to treat stubborn dark spots or patches.

Step 3: Sunscreen

Your skin tends to get darker after exposure to the sun. Therefore, sunscreen of at least SPF 50  is essential for preventing the darkening of your skin during sun exposure. You should apply sunscreen daily atleast 30 minutes before stepping out. Repeat three hourly throughout the day until sunset. Apply a teaspoon to the face and neck to achieve full SPF.

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Bioderma Pigmentbio SPF 50+ Daily Care Cream is a sunscreen with skin-lightening agents like Azelaic acid, niacinamide, Vitamin C, Licorice extracts, and Salicylic acid.



Remove makeup with micellar water and wash your face. Apply a potent skin-lightening cream containing glycolic acid maximum of 3 months. The chronic use of this agent is not recommended.


Obagi Medical Nu-Derm Exfoderm has Glycolic acid and lactic acid blend to exfoliate and brighten your skin.



Many cases of pigmentation fail to respond because they have nutritional deficiencies. We recommend eating multivitamins for three months to replenish the deficient stores and aid in skin rejuvenation from within. You can choose from this list of multivitamins. 

In addition, focus on diet rich in minerals and anti-oxidants as listed in this article, Diet for good skin and Hair


Additional information

Additional information


Female, Male

Skin Type

Dry, Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern

Pigmentation & Dark Spots

Senstive skin

Mildly Sensitive, Not Sensitive


20-40 years, 40-60


Get free dermatologist-recommended regime by choosing your skin or concerns.





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