One of the most frustrating things that comes from having breakouts is not so much the actual breakout, it's the marks that are left behind - that lovely reminder of your past breakouts.
For some skins, visually it looks like there are breakouts there, yet the skin is really smooth. This is what we call Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and it's a key factor we need to look at when treating breakouts in teenage skin.
Hyperpigmentation is the “umbrella” term that refers to several different pigment-related skin conditions where one patch of skin becomes noticeably darker than the surrounding skin.
But unlike freckles or dark spots caused by sun exposure or hormones, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) shows up as dark spots ranging from pink to black, caused by acne or another injury to the skin. They can remain after the breakout has cleared.
Clear Start Post Breakout Fix
A gel-cream spot treatment to:
- Helps visibly fade PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) caused by breakouts
- Gently exfoliates and evens skin tone
- Restores and nourishes your skins appearance
- Salicylic Acid: Stimulates natural exfoliation, helping to clear clogged follicles and even skin tone
Hexylresorcinol: Helps fade post-breakout marks and
brighten your skin’s appearance
- Carob Seed Extract: Targets your skin’s natural regeneration process for visibly calmer and clearer looking skin
- Squalane: Helps moisturise and stabilise yout skin’s barrier
How to use the Post-Breakout Fix
We recommend applying the Post Breakout Fix both AM and PM.
After cleansing, apply a small amount directly to Post-Breakout Spot. Repeat this spot treatment daily until the mark fades.
#ProTip When targeting Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, applying a sunscreen is a must! For teen skins, we recommend the Clearing Defense SPF30.
About the Author
My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With almost 20 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.
On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!