As if the acne wasn’t enough a battle, behold the post-acne dark spot or pigmentation. Though the good news is that, they are not permanent!
Skincare tips to treat pigmentation and scarring
Pigmentation usually occurs due to excessive melanin produced in response to the inflammatory reactions during an acne development. Sometimes, it’s just out of control and can lead to an obvious spot that can be really bothersome. Here we will discuss a few points for its reduction:
Wear a good sunscreen and reapply it. This is one of the most important step as it prevents further worsening of the pigment due to UV damage and also prevent new ones from forming. One should look for SPF 30 and above, and UVA and UVB protection in their sunscreen.
Use a spot-lightening cream: There a lot of over the counter products that dermatologists prefer for such marks. Mostly, they seem to have pigment-lightening agents such as Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Arbutin, Kojic acid, Glutathione, etc. Melanil Anti-Spot Cream and Clinikally Pigment Corrector Cream are two spot-lightening cream trusted and recommended by leading dermatologists in India.
Report to a qualified dermatologist, in case the pigmentation is stubborn. It may require some professional interventions with treatments such as peels or lasers or a combination of it all. You can consult dermatologists online on Clinikally, and get personalised answers and solutions for scars, spots, and any other skin queries you might have.
Keep your skin hydrated: Lastly, the hydration of the skin is also an important factor that helps heal the dark spot faster. Hence, one should indulge in a good grease-free healing moisturiser and use it regularly.