In my 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine article, I already told you that the topic skincare, especially acne is super personal to me 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 are even leaving acne scars in a shape of dark spots on your face. Those dark spots are called hyperpigmentation and unfortunately, they can not only 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 treat your acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Before you keep reading, please do also not forget that nothing is going to happen overnight. Treating skincare problems demands a lot of efforts and especially patience.
1. VITAMIN C
Since childhood on we got taught that vitamin C is good for our health and our body. Additionally, vitamin C is not only good for our immune system but also for our skin. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and gives you a beautify youthful glow and even fades dark spots which are left behind after breakouts. All in all, vitamin C establish an evener skin tone, stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and natural anti-inflammatory.
The Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum from Klairs is a top-rated product among Korean beauty fans. With a feature of 5% Vitamin C, it is very gentle and also good for sensitive skin. Moreover, the texture of the vitamin C from Klairs is not as watery as the ones from other brands. It is a creamy yet still light formula. I recommend starting using it once a day because in most cases the vitamin C is going to sting a little bit on your skin for the first times. If you got used to it, you could use it twice a day for day- and for nighttime, as I do.
2. SUN PROTECTION
Now, this was a topic, which I never took seriously. My mum always told me to put on sun protection, but I was always just too lazy. I do regret this so much and sincerely wish I would have listened to my mum earlier.
Nowadays, I never go out without sun cream. Not even if there is no sun and it is raining. I learned that even if you can not see the sun, the UV rays are still there. And if there are UV rays, then there is always the possibility of sun damage, which causes hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Besides, the dark sports, it is proven that getting exposed to the sun without sun cream can increase your 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), but our bodies produce vitamin D when we are exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is helping cell growth, bone growth and also reduces inflammation which, can cause acne. Therefore, enjoy the sun but never forget your sun cream.
3. VITAMIN E
So now you had vitamin C as one of your secrets to treat your acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Following that the sun cream for preventing more dark spots and the last secret would be a vitamin E mask.
Most of the time we know that vitamin E can be found in seeds, nuts and some vegetables. It is also known for boosting our immune system but when it comes to skincare vitamin E is known for slowing down cell ageing, and it also stabilises the vitamin C and helps it to work better.
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. The mask is protecting your skin from sun sensitivity after applying any vitamin C products. So both products using together are a match in heaven.
You can also purchase the two products together as a set here.
If you are considering these three secrets to treat your acne scars and hyperpigmentation, your dark spots on your face are definitely going to fade after a while. The process for 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.
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