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Tips to reduce the likelyhood of acne hyperpigmentation

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Daily sun protection is an essential requirement when treating post-inflammatory pigmentation as any dark marks will darken further when exposed to UVA and UVB rays. In fact, sunscreen alone helps improve the appearance of PIH. And of course, its likely you’ll be using retinoids as part of your acne strategy so sunscreen is non-negotiable.
The key is to find an SPF that you’re happy using every single day – one that suits your skin type, doesn’t leave a cast behind and doesnt clog your pores. Opt for our Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF50 which is non-comedogenic and contains niacinamide which actually helps calm breakouts, so no need to worry that your sunscreen is making your acne worse.

How it works

By increasing collagen production and cellular turnover, retinoids break down old cells (resulting in less build-up of dead skin cells which can result in blockages, spots and a dull uneven complexion) and promotes the production of new healthier skin cells. Topical Vitamin A in the form of Retin-A started out as an acne treatment over 30 years ago and is still used as such.

It may take 8-12 weeks to start seeing the benefits of using retinoids, so don’t expect miraculous overnight results. You need to persevere, over time retinoids will give you clearer healthier skin. The increase in cellular renewal means the skin is repaired and renewed resulting in fewer fine lines and wrinkles. As collagen is stimulated, pigmentation lessens because melanin is inhibited. As the old pigmentation peels away, the skin looks brighter, healthier and plumper.

Use of Pro-Retinols

If you have hyper-sensitive skin start by using every 2-3 nights to see how your skin reacts and then gradually build up to every night. These could be a good starting option for the eye area before moving onto a retinol.

How To Use Retinols

If you have hyper-sensitive skin start by using every 2-3 nights to see how your skin reacts and then gradually build up to every night. These could be a good starting option for the eye area before moving onto a retinol.

How To Use Retin-A

If you have hyper-sensitive skin start by using every 2-3 nights to see how your skin reacts and then gradually build up to every night. These could be a good starting option for the eye area before moving onto a retinol.

Benefits of Retinol

for your skin

It may take 8-12 weeks to start seeing the benefits of using retinoids, so don’t expect miraculous overnight results. You need to persevere, over time retinoids will give you clearer healthier skin and reduce the likelihood of scarring.

Increased cellular

turnover

Collagen

stimulation

Improve

skin tone

Prevent

breakaouts

Treating Active Inflammation first

When tackling post-inflammatory pigmentation, its important to understand that it isnt truly post as there is ongoing inflammation happening even when the blemish has flattened completely. This means you need to keep treatment going to prevent worsening pigmentation. Tackle active inflammation with a retinoid at night and an anti-inflammatory, such as salicylic acid in the day.

Long-lasting

strong

radiant skin

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