If you’re wondering how to get rid of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), and achieve healthy skin, we’ve got all of the answers. From topical treatments and nourishing skincare to extra help from your SkinBase Therapist, whatever you need is out there. Read on to find out more.
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How To Get Rid of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
See below for our recommendations on how to get rid of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. Depending on the depth and severity of your PIH, you could use the methods alone or combined for more effective results.
Address Underlying Conditions
First things first, start by addressing the underlying cause. Managing the underlying condition should help you to minimise your PIH symptoms and rejuvenate your skin. If the underlying cause of your PIH is a condition such as acne or eczema, you can help your skin by avoiding irritation. Try not to pick at your skin or scratch it.
If your aim is to get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, you should also be considering your day to day skincare. How are you taking care of your skin? Are you giving it what it needs to glow? Nourish your complexion by adopting a soothing skincare routine. The SkinBase Essentials Range is ideal for ensuring your skin is cleansed, toned, moisturised and protected every day. The gentle ingredients will prevent further inflammation, and support the skin’s natural barrier function.
SPF is a key aspect of your skincare routine, and should not be forgotten. An SPF 30 should be used daily for optimum protection. The SkinBase Daily Repair and Protect cream moisturises and protects at the same time. So, you can easily keep your skin happy and get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Consistent SPF application protects the skin from UV damage and prevents the darkening of existing spots.
Topical treatments such as skin-lightening creams can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Creams containing ingredients like hydroquinone, vitamin C, kojic acid and alpha hydroxy acids are beneficial when you want to get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These ingredients work by promoting cell turnover and inhibiting melanin production, for a more even skin tone.
Professional Skin Treatments
If you are dealing with a stubborn case of PIH, you may need a professional to help. Professional skin treatments such as SkinBase Microdermabrasion, SkinBase IPL and chemical peels can each help you to get rid of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. Find out more about these treatments in our other blogs.