SEEING SPOTS? (dark spots?)
After acne clears, there is often dark spots where the acne used to be.
Many people confuse these spots with scars, but they are not scars.
These spots come in 3 different forms: post-inflammatory erythema, which
are pin and purplish spots; post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or brown and black discoloration; and post inflammatory hypopigmentation, or white marks! Left alone,
they will eventually fade over time, but it could take more than a year. No one wants to wait that long for them to heal, I wouldn't ! there are so many treatments to help with this depending if you have the money for some of it. IPL (Intense Pulse Laser) treatments certainly help. AVOID the sun it only makes things worse! it is imperative to wear a good
sunblock. And you should apply it 20 minutes before going into the sun. 30 or higher to all exposed areas, My favorite or Elta, Super Goop and La Roche Posay Anthelios- for your skin type. Look for Oil Free, Non-Comedogenic and water-based to prevent further breakouts.
The color of your skin can change after acne heals, leaving behind dark spots long after your skin has healed. There are other definitions of hyperpigmentation-----caused by sun damage, hormone changes, such as pregnancy, and oral contraceptive use. It's always good to ask your physician about any of the above before you start a cycle of medicines.
One of the best things for treating acne is HYDROQUNIONE!!! usually, you have to get a prescription from a doctor. It does work, I have used it myself a 4% works well.
I know a lot of people do not like to use prescription drugs. There are organic products,
home remedies such such as lemon juice, you just have to do some homework on what you want to use.