Thank you so much for your enquiry. Firstly, to sort out the dark spots and pimples, we need to focus on 2 things. 1) We need to stop the pimples from occurring, as inevitably it is the inflammation from the pimples and sun exposure that leads to the dark spots, 2) we need to lighten the dark spots that are already there. What you need to decide is whether you want to get some treatments to help you with this, as treatments and products in combination will give you a much quicker and much more dramatic result. Product on their own will certainly work, it can be a slower, more gradual process if you are relying on products alone. If you are interested in going the route of combining treatments and products, I highly recommend you give us a call at your nearest Skin Renewal Branch (have a look at www.skinrenewal.co.za for some great results of other patients who have also suffered with your skin condition). If you are keen to just sort this out with products, then I would recommend the following: 1) Treat from the inside. Get yourself some Acnevelle tablets (these are made by Lamelle and are available at any Skin Renewal Branch), 2) You need to be using a night cream that contains potent Vit A, such as Luminesce Evening Glow (by Lamelle); Night Fader Plus (by Nimue); Retinol 0.5 (by Skin Ceuticals); Tri-Retinol Complex (by Skin Medica). Any of those would be great for use at night, and this will help for your dark marks as well as preventing new spots. 3) Then, for use in the day you need 2 things. You need to get yourself a spot treatment (such as Clarity Active Control Gel) to put just on the areas where you have active spots on your skin, AND you need a good hydrating sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin and prevent any more dark spots from forming. Something like Lamelle’s hydrating sunscreen in the Dermaheal Range. Then for your question on Foundation… this is something you need to consider very carefully. If you already have spots and pimples, that means there is inflammation and infection in your skin. You cannot use something that is going to clog and irritate your skin. You need something that will cover the area, allow the skin to function normally and the product needs to bring down or prevent any further infection and/or inflammation. In my personal opinion, the only foundation I have ever used that does ALL of the above is Lycogel.