From Natural to Most Effective, These Are the Top 5 Solutions for Repairing Sun Damage, Age Spots, and Blemishes
It’s a lifelong endeavor to have perfect skin. It’s been a journey of mine to find the perfect skincare routine that keeps my face and skin clear without damaging it or drying it out. I’ve tried dozens of products to find a good balance. We all have. And everyone’s journey is different, because everyone’s skin is different.
For me, it’s rare to have a GREAT skin day, there’s always one small blemish or a new age spot that pops up just as another one disappears. Recently I’ve been on the search for something that can help target those small blemishes or age spots without completely throwing my usual routine out the window. Part of skincare is balance. So I wanted to find a targeted solution.
However, finding top-quality products to target red spots, blemishes, and age spots are harder than it sounds. Thankfully I have a network of beauty reviewers and dermatologists to help! We decide to pick five of the best beauty products that can help you reduce age spots, diminish blemishes, and repair sun damage. Let’s get started!
This is by far our favorite choice for targeting age spots, blemishes, red spots, and sun damage. The Glow Fairy Spotlights are concentrated circular patches infused with essential ingredients to help remove dead skin cells, repair damaged cells, and hydrate the skin to nurture and reduce redness. We discovered The Glow Fairy when a reviewer gave us their secret 50% off code SECRET50. We had to try them and were not disappointed. Packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Niacinamide along with special antioxidants to repair damaged skin cells, The Glow Fairy’s Spotlights do wonders for damaged skin. Within one use you’ll notice reduced redness with continuous nightly use helping reduce even the deepest blemishes. These are an absolute must-buy and received our highest rating.
Overall Value: B+
The Revitalift line of products are great for damaged skin and blemishes. This specific moisturizer if filled with Vitamin C which is especially helpful for reducing the appearance of age spots and blemishes. Of course, unlike The Glow Fairy, this is less focused on targeting problem areas and used more as a general moisturizer. However the ingredients are so good, it can’t hurt.
Overall Value: B+
Neutrogena has made a great product that’s very helpful in reducing redness and inflammation. Along with Vitamin C they use Retinol which is very helpful in revitalizing the skin and revealing a fresh youthful look. However, retinol is also very strong, so sensitive skin users may actually see their skin become more red before it reduces discoloration. Crazy, I know, but if you’re willing to risk it, it’s a good move.
Overall Value: B
Garnier is a trusted brand that we’ve always been up and down about. Some of their products are amazing while others are lackluster. Their Brighter Dark Spot Corrector however, has been a diamond in the rough. Filled with hydroxy acids, it’s a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells. However, it can dry out your skin, so make sure to use a strong moisturizer along with it.
Overall Value: B
Slightly less focused on targeted areas, but used more as a full face peel, Algenist made a good product to help exfoliate and revive skin. We loved how it felt on the skin, and it delivered some fine results. But because it was a full face peel, it lacked the ability to target one area, which is more needed in this day and age.
While we recommended some great products as well as natural ways to help diminish the appearance of blemishes, red spots, and age spots. But we truly believe Glow Fairy is top of the list. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped create the rankings list and how The Glow Fairy Spotlight worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of age spot and blemish reducers, or creams for damaged skin. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying some wild cream just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by The Glow Fairy Spotlights. She said it was perfect for placing over small red spots and blemishes that she wanted to get rid of overnight. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me a photo from the night before, and I was stunned. She had three small blemishes that were completely gone from her skin! I begged her to let me borrow her Wrinkle Erasers Neck Patches. Instead, she gave me a secret 50% off code, SECRET50, and I ordered my own Spotlights immediately.
I received the package within two days and started using them that night. The application is very simple. Each box comes with small circular patches. You pull the patches from their sheets and place on any red spot, age spot, or blemish you’re trying to diminish. You’re instructed to put the patch over the red spots every night until it’s fully gone. Of course, I woke up the next day expecting a miracle… but alas, it usually takes longer than a day.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Glow Fairy. I wanted to know more about what the Spotlights were doing to help revitalize my skin.
Step 1: Damaged skin happens when nutrients are unable to repair the skin from blemishes, free radicals, or the sun’s rays. The older we get, the harder it is for our skin to naturally repair these areas.
Step 2: When you place a Spotlight over a blemish, you are first placing a healthy dose of Salicylic Acid on your skin, which helps remove dead skin cells and fight free radicals. This makes way for new skin cells to appear.
Step 3: Each patch also includes Niacinamide which works to repair damaged skin cells while offering extra protection from free radicals, sun damage, and chemical toxins.
Step 4: As the skin cells are repaired, Hyaluronic Acid brings much-needed hydration to help keep the skin, which helps deliver new nutrients to the skin and keep them there.
After about 3 days is when I began to notice the age spots beginning to really diminish. By the first week, the spots were completely gone and I moved onto another age spot on my hand!
I’ve been converted into a Spotlight believer, and hope you will, too.