Hey FaceTory Fam!
Today we're talking about hyperpigmentation (also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH). This is the black-brown discoloration of the skin. It's quite common to have, especially if you tend to deal with acne/spots. They can be a pain to deal with but don't worry! There is light at the end of the skincare journey! I have a few tips that will definitely help fade spots and darkness. And trust me, as long as you are diligent with taking care of your skin, you'll see results!
Here are some tips:
WEAR SUNSCREEN. You hear it all the time, but it's super important if you want to help minimize any sort of discoloration on the skin. Plus it helps prevent skin cancer! Wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 30 can help prevent hyperpigmentation from getting worse!
USE AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids). AHAs can help revive your skin tremendously! You may be familiar with some popular ones: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Mandelic Acid. AHAs encourage cell turnover and can even out your overall complexion. Start off with using a product with AHA 1-2x a week and increase if needed. There are many products on the shelves with an AHA as a key ingredient! You may find AHAs in cleansers, toners, serums, and actual exfoliating products.
INCLUDE BRIGHTENING INGREDIENTS. Vitamin C is a very common brightening ingredient! Now, I'm not saying take a lemon and squeeze the juice out so you can apply it on your face. That is a big no-no. Look for skincare products that has Vitamin C as the key ingredient. It will help even out your skin and add radiance. You can alternate a brightening skincare product with your AHA product to prevent reactions.
Those are my top 3 tips for fading hyperpigmentation! Check out the TikTok video below for more tips from the girls at FaceTory! :D Don't forget to follow and like the video if you find it helpful <3