Dealing with a breakout and acne can be challenging enough. Some of us also have another layer to this problem which is Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.
What is Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?
PIH or Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation happens when there is an excess or irregular production of melanin released after an injury occurs in the skin, including acne breakouts.
Many times this issue resolves itself on its own. Unless the injury is very severe. There are also actions we can take to help speed up this healing process.
- Exfoliate! This helps lighten the skin while getting rid of the dead skin cells on top.
- Use Vitamin C to help accelerate the healing process
- Keep this area covered from UV light and SPF!
What makes this worse?
Exposure to UV light, so keep this area covered or use SPF!
Our BOOST vitamin c complex is the perfect serum to use while you are working on PIH! Use it twice a day for best results.
★ One huge tip with PIH is make sure you are using the tips above as soon as you see the darker skin patch. The quicker you treat it the faster it will lighten!
Let us know if you have any questions about this topic below!