The Secrets To Treat Your Acne Scars And Hyperpigmentation!
In my article about the 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine, I mentioned that skincare, particularly concerning acne, is a highly personal matter. It is because I recently suffered from extreme hormonal and cystic acne. As if dealing with red cystic acne at that moment wouldn’t be bad enough, they leave acne scars in the shape of dark spots on your face. Those dark spots are called hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, they can occur from acne, which would also be known as trauma to the skin, but also for other variety of reasons. Skin hyperpigmentation can also happen because of hormones or unprotected sun exposure. If you are dealing with skin hyperpigmentation issues and want to know to treat them, here are the secrets to treating your acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Before you keep reading, please remember that nothing will happen overnight. Treating skincare problems demands a lot of effort and especially patience.
1. VITAMIN C
From childhood, we were taught that vitamin C is good for our health and body. Additionally, vitamin C is not only good for our immune system but also for our skin. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, gives you a beautifying youthful glow, and even fades dark spots left behind after breakouts. Overall, vitamin C establishes an evener skin tone, stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and is a natural anti-inflammatory.
The Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum from Klairs is a top-rated product among Korean beauty fans. With a 5% Vitamin C feature, it is very gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. Moreover, the vitamin C texture from Klairs is less watery than the ones from other brands. It is a creamy yet still light formula. Start using it once a day because, in most cases, the vitamin C will sting a little bit on your skin for the first time. If you get used to it, you could use it twice a day and night, as I do.
2. SUN PROTECTION
Now, this was a topic which I should have taken seriously. My mum always told me to wear sun protection, but I was too lazy. I regret this and sincerely wish I had listened to my mum earlier. Nowadays, I always go out with sun cream. I learned that the UV rays remain even if you can not see the sun. Not even if there is no sun and it is raining. And if there are UV rays, there is always the possibility of sun damage, which causes hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Besides dark spots, exposure to the sun without sun cream can increase premature ageing, causing wrinkle formation and even skin cancer. Now I am not saying that you should avoid the sun (what I actually do because I don’t want to get tanned). Still, our bodies produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D helps cell and bone growth and reduces inflammation, which can cause acne. Therefore, enjoy the sun, but always remember your sun cream.
3. VITAMIN E
So now you have vitamin C as one of your secrets to treat your acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Following that, the sun cream to prevent more dark spots, and the last secret would be a vitamin E mask.
Although we commonly associate vitamin E with seeds, nuts, and certain vegetables, it is also widely recognized for its benefits in skincare. Vitamin E can slow down cell ageing and enhance vitamin C’s effectiveness. Additionally, it is renowned for its ability to strengthen our immune system.
Besides the Freshly Juiced Vitamin C from Klairs, the brand also has a Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask. It is a lightly weighted mask packed with a heavy dose of vitamin E. After applying any vitamin C products, the creme protects your skin from sun sensitivity. So both products used together are a match in heaven.
If you consider these three secrets to treat your acne scars and hyperpigmentation, the dark spots on your face will definitely fade after a while. This treatment is for everyone different, and it depends on how dark your spots and hyperpigmentations are. Therefore, it can take from three months up to nine months. The importance is to do double cleansing correctly. It will also help if you apply the ten steps of the Korean skincare routine!
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