Finally got rid of that pimple that’s been bugging you? High five! Now, how to deal with the mark?
Getting rid of breakouts is just one part of the entire acne journey; the other part is dealing with the spots that they leave behind. They often appear as black or slightly red spots, known as Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or PIH. What’s even worse is that they take weeks or months to disappear, if at all!
But, don’t fret just yet! Those stubborn markswilleventually go away, as long as you stick to a skincare routine that helps with hyperpigmentation. Here arefour easy care steps that you can follow to get rid of them:
Step 1: Cleanse.
We love specialty soap formulas like ourKeep Clean face and body bars, which do more than just cleanse skin. The mildKeep Clean and Bright Papaya + Clairblanche soap is particularly effective for pimple marks, as it’s infused with skin-brightening papain andclairblanche!
Papain is an enzyme in papaya that smoothens skin by removing damaged keratin that tends to build up on skin.Studies also show that it’s effective in evening out skin color, reducing the appearance of dark spots, and addressing hyperpigmentation -- all to promote visibly radiant skin!
It’s the perfect complement toclairblanche, a skin-brightening complex that’s composed of seven actives that work together to repair skin and correct discoloration.
Step 2: Keep skin nourished.
After the deep cleansing that your skin has gone through, it’s important to keep it hydrated and nourished after. Apply a 5 centavo-sized amount of ourGlass-C Skin Brightening Serum onto your skin and pat it gently for it to settle.
OurGlass-C Skin Brightening Serum is formulated with a cocktail of ingredients that delivers Vitamin C into the skin without the irritation, making it great for sensitive skin!
This power-packed serum contains ascorbic acid, a potent form of Vitamin C that functions as an antioxidant. It also contains niacinamide to brighten skin and balance moisture, sea berry water to heal blemishes and fade acne scars, and African baobab extract to help get rid of dead skin cells. All these actives work together to combat dullness and help give skin a natural glow.
If your skin is particularly oily, you may want to try theClear Skin Clarifying Serum instead! It’s infused with blueberry fruit extracts that are packed with vitamins to maintain skin health and promote faster skin cell turnover. Faster skin cell turnover means that dead skin cells shed faster and are replaced with younger cells. The result is skin that’s clearer, brighter, and plumper!
That’s not all: The Clear Skin Clarifying Serum also contains macadamia nut oil, shea butter, and other moisturizing ingredients to ensure that skin stays bright and supple without being greasy. These ingredients all work together in two ways: Some actives combat dullness and dark marks, while the others reduce oil production that can cause future breakouts. With continued use, you’ll have skin that looks brighter, healthier, and more moisturized!
Step 3: Seal in the goodness.
For the third step, spritz on ourUplift Hydrating Serum Spray.This spray is formulated with healthy botanical extracts, like pomegranate, raspberry, and tomato, that help brighten skin and reduce pigmentation. These antioxidants also maintain the skin’s elasticity and fight free radicals that can cause damage.
Aside from getting rid of pimple marks, our Uplift Hydrating Serum Spray also helps in achieving glass skin and refined pores, thanks to niacinamide and other actives like Korean black raspberry, grapefruit, carrot, and apple extracts! Plus, it’s safe to use if you have sensitive skin, too, as it soothes irritation and hydrates delicate skin.
Step 4: Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Cap off your daytime anti-pimple mark routine by applying sunscreen! Sun damage causes skin dullness and darkens existing spots even more, which defeats the purpose of the previous care steps and delays the healing process of pimple marks. Using SPF protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and other environmental stressors.
Apply ourPressed Mineral Foundationonto your face as part of your daytime routine. This foundation is powered by Ellana’s signature Mineral SkinShield®, a blend of botanical extracts, Zinc Oxide, and Titanium Dioxide to provide SPF 50 broad spectrum. It’s handy enough to bring wherever you go, so you can easily reapply SPF every two hours.
While pimple marks won’t disappear overnight, you can definitely take action to get rid of them more easily by sticking to this effective four-step skincare routine: cleansing with a brightening soap, nourishing with a skin serum that targets dullness and pimple marks, sealing all that goodness in with a serum spray that supports skin healing, and applying pressed mineral foundation for your daytime SPF.
When it comes to solving skin problems, don’t rush it! It’s much better and healthier to treat them with care and by using skincare products that are #BetterForYou. Put your skin health first and always choose better for yourself, your skin, and your life!
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