If you tan easily like me, then you’re likely prone to hyperpigmentation. Specifically, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation that occurs after some kind of injury to the skin. Even the littlest pimple leaves a dark spot on my skin for weeks after it heals. (Thankfully, I don’t break out often and my pimples heal quickly.) These are my tried and true favorite skincare products for hyperpigmentation! 🙂
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Pads are my absolutely favorite for exfoliation. They combine manual and chemical exfoliating to gently remove dead skin cells. Removing dead skin cells will help to reveal bright, glowing skin sans scarring! My favorite is the Gauze Peeling Wine, but I have sadly run out. Don’t worry, the Gauze Peeling Lemon is just as good.
These are super easy to use, too! I use them once or twice a week. After cleansing and drying your face, simply slip a pad over your fingers. Use the rougher gauze side first, gently making circular motions all over your face and neck. Follow this with the soft cotton side to pick up dead skin cells. Finally, rinse your face and continue your usual skincare routine.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that both heals skin and helps to prevent future damage. It works wonders for improving the overall look of skin by brightening skin tone and smoothing skin texture. My current favorite is It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Vitamin C Serum. I like to use it during the day, applying it after my toner and following with moisturizer or sunblock.
Aloe Vera is best known for its healing properties. It will protect your skin from harmful UV rays while healing any active acne you may have. Choose fresh aloe vera whenever you can, but Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Gel is a bestseller for a reason.
To keep any existing hyperpigmentation from getting darker, sun protection is a must. If you’re not fond of the feel of sunblock, Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk are great. You get all the protective factor without that greasy sunblock feel. They sink into the skin, and they are light and non-greasy.
Do you struggle with hyperpigmentation and scarring? What is your skincare routine for hyperpigmentation?
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