For many women, especially women of color, the worst part about having a break out, is the scarring the pimple leaves behind. It could take weeks or possibly months of a strict routine fighting the hyperpigmentation before your skin tone is back to normal. To effectively treat hyperpigmentation, is it best to concentrate on one issue at a time. If you are still breaking out, seek attention for that. Once you have the breakouts under control, it is easy to fight the dark marks the pimples leave behind. While it would be best to seek a doctors advice if your hyperpigmentation is especially bad, here are a few products that will help you get even with your skin tone.
When it comes to evening your skin tone, Estee Lauder’s Idealist Even Skin Tone Illuminator is great because the light reflecting particles provide an almost instant gratification. Over time, however, dark marks and scars really do lighten, creating a more even tone on your face. The serum makes problem areas less noticeable, and is able to wonders on your skin in such a short time. Results (though varying) typically begin to show in the first two weeks of using the product.
If you’re not so much worried about even skin tone and fading an actual mark left behind by a pimple, Renee Rouleau’s Post Breakout Fading Gel is just the product to do the trick. With steady use of this product, what was once, a big nasty scar, is not so bad.
If the Post Breakout Fading Gel doesn’t work to fade your dark marks, and you aren’t ready to head to the dermatologist office, SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator is a “daily high potency brightening treatment containing 2% Emblica and 2% Kojic Acid—the big guns. Using this twice a day will clear up the spot in no time.
It’s important to mention that an important part of fighting hyperpigmentation is to wear sunscreen especially when using the products mentioned above. The products will be unable to do their job, if the sun’s harmful rays are getting in the way. Using a broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher will protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays and have your skin looking even.
– Channing Hargrove
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Channing Hargrove is a young college graduate hoping to follow her fashion writing to the big city. Follow along on her journey at her site, Channing in The City!