How to Fade Red Marks Quicker with Skincare
As if dealing with acne isn’t bad enough, the skin is usually left with red marks and hyperpigmentation after the blemishes have finally cleared up. The good thing is there are ways to treat this!
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs after there is damage or irritation to the skin, typically after acne has cleared. It shows up on the skin as discoloration or red marks, and can linger on the skin for months, even years, if not treated.
How do you fade PIH?
PIH does fade by itself over time, but it can take years to completely clear up. The best way to quickly and effectively fade red marks on the skin is by using products to treat the skin. There are many ingredients that work well for hyperpigmentation, and Touch contains products with all of these!
The most effective ingredient for clearing up hyperpigmentation is Vitamin C. As a brightening ingredient, Vitamin C revitalises the skin while stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen. Our Plant Collagen Moisturizer is a great way to fade red marks on the skin and leave the skin looking bright and glowing. With Vitamin A, C, & E, Hyaluronic acid, and vegetable collagen, this moisturizer is hydrating and effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Another effective ingredient for hyperpigmentation is alpha-hydroxy-acids, or AHAs. This ingredient works by dissolving the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together, revealing bright and clear skin. The best AHA to use is glycolic acid because it’s the most gentle exfoliant, perfect for sensitive skin. With a whole line of products that contain glycolic acid as the main ingredient, we are familiar with the highly effective qualities of this potent ingredient.
If hyperpigmentation is one of your main skin concerns, our Glycolic Acid cleanser is the perfect addition to your skincare routine as it works to remove the dead skin cells from the face, clear out pores and minimize acne. For a deeper exfoliation, our Glycolic Acid toner controls the oils on the skin without the use of harsh chemicals. The rose water in the Glycolic Acid toner allows this product to also soothe and hydrate the skin, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Niacinamide helps to fade hyperpigmentation and red marks on the skin by inhibiting pigment-producing enzymes in the skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that allow it to soothe the skin and help reduce signs of inflammation usually caused by acne. It is a gentle ingredient, relatively nonirritating, and perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Our Bright & Clear Cream not only contains niacinamide, but it also contains azelaic acid, kojic acid, and tranexamic acid. All of these ingredients work together to help reduce the appearance of discoloration on the skin, perfect for those with acne spots, age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. This cream also provides a clarifying treatment for acne and other related blemishes. For best results use with our Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer.
If hyperpigmentation is one of your main skin concerns…
We have the perfect skincare bundle for you! Our Bright & Clear Bundle contains the Glycolic Acid Toner, Bright & Clear Cream, and Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer. Pair this routine with your favorite cleanser and you are on your way to glowing skin!