Ever had a blemish fade, only to leave behind discoloration? Good news—we can help you erase it.
When a blemish fades, it can sometimes leave behind discoloration in the skin. It may be brown, purple, or reddish in hue. Known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, this results from inflammation during the skin's healing process. Cystic acne is more likely to leave behind these marks, but don't lose hope. There are steps you can take to lessen chance of new marks from forming and fade the appearance of existing marks
Developing a good skincare regimen can help you avoid breakouts. This means finding the right products for you and being diligent in your skincare routine. But unfortunately stress, poor diet, and hormone changes can mean that, even with the best routine, blemishes may develop on occasion.
If you develop a pimple, take steps to reduce the chance that it may leave a mark. Do your best to catch it early. Don't wait for it to become a full fledged pimple. Spot treat right away with Clear Cell Medicated Acne Lotion. It's botanical extracts reduce inflammation and redness that contribute to discoloration. Benzoyl Peroxide, Granactive Acne, and tea tree oil are anti-bacterial and anti-micorbial, helping to diminish acne lesions. Don't exfoliate or use other products that will aggravate the skin, and, of course, never pick at blemishes!
Existing discolorations, tend to fade over time. You can help speed this process with the right treatments. Exfoliating with ILUMA Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder will help to buff away dead skin cells and promote skin regeneration. It leaves skin smooth and ready to absorb active ingredients in serums and repair crèmes. The ILUMA Intense Lightening Serum is a lightweight, oil-free serum that treats skin discolorations and redness. A blend of botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract gently reduces inflammation promoting a clear, fresh-looking complexion. It's formulated with Vectorize-Technology™ which means ingredients are time released up to 48 hours for a long lasting, intense effect.
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Always use sunscreen! The sun is the primary cause of wrinkles and aging for all skin types, so sun protection is essential for everyone. When you're focused on fading discoloration, sun protection is extra important. Without it, sun damage can further darken pigmentation. If you're prone to oily skin, you might be tempted to skip the sunscreen. But our Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32+, is not only oil-free, it utilizes microsponge technology to actually absorb oil, leaving skin with a matte, shine-free finish. Want to simplify your skincare routine? Try our Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30+ to protect skin while providing light coverage.