Pimples can be really frustrating and a cause of great stress for many. Not only is the appearance of a pimple a nightmare but the aftermath which is a spot or a scar is even more scary. So we brought on board Beauty Therapist and co-owner of Acme Beauty Institute of Cosmetology & Beauty Therapy, Waqar Ashraf, to discuss the ways in which you can get rid of pimple spots and hyperpigmentation. Keep on reading to get the deets.
How do you get pimple spots & hyperpigmentation?
When a pimple or acne appears on your skin, your skin tries to heal itself. During the healing process there is a chance that the cells sent to restore the original form of the skin contains too much melanin. Melanin is what gives your skin the colour it has, so when there is too much melanin production, dark spots or hypergimentation occurs.
Ways to cure the spots & hyperpigmentation
- Fruit juices
According to Waqar,
You can make use of certain home remedies to control them, you should drink alot of juices like grape juices and apple juices, these will start the repairing process of dark spots and hyperpigmentation internally.
- Aloe Vera
Another home remedy that you can make use of is to apply aloe vera to the dark spots, aloe vera has anti inflammatory properties and healing properties that can cure the spots and hyperpigmentation.
- Grapeseed extract
Grapeseed extract is a natural supplement that is said to lighten dark spots, people who have been suffering from melasma has shown improvements in their skin condition after using grapeseed extract.
For topical application, doctors recommend: Vitamin A, kojic acids, AHAs and hydroquinone – Waqar Ashraf
There are some procedures that can also cure these spots and hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels are very commonly carried out. They basically remove the damaged cells to reveal new, younger skin cells. Mircrodermabrasion is also carried out to diminish the spots, this is basically an exfoliation treatment that removes the skin imperfections and make the skin smooth and flawless.
There are certain beauty products that you can use to minimise dark spots and hyperpigmention. Here is a list of our top recommendations:
CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS CLINICAL CLEARING GEL 30ML, Rs.5,914. To shop, click HERE
ELEMIS GENTLE ROSE EXFOLIATOR 50ML, Rs.6,400. To shop, click HERE
PONDS WHITE BEAUTY DAILY SPOT-LESS LIGHTENING FAIRNESS CREAM, Rs.99. To shop, click HERE
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