Skincare Products for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

Over the Summer, we was blessed with some really nice days but with warmer days brings more sweat, which can bring spots and for those who suffer from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation...it leaves brown pigment spots behind. I've definitely not had as much spots as I can break out and have but I have had menstrual spots and it's a cycle each month to find a combination of products that work, to keep spots at bay and also hyperpigmentation away.

Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

It can be minimised and throughout this blog, I've always spoken on my mild struggle with it. Using sunscreen is a must, sk:n sent me one with an SPF 30, this helps because it will stop the brown pigments from becoming darker. But looking for products that have key ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Being things like glycolic and lactic acid. These help to remove the buildup of dead surface cells (dead skin, basically what you need to exfoliate/peel off) by removing the stained, dark skin causing the pigmentation. Also Kojic Acid (found in the Whitening Mask) and Vitamin C (the Vitamin C Serum) are great to help treat hyperpigmentation.

sk:n Cleanse & Exfoliate Vitamin -Rich Cleanser.
It's a lotion cleanser that's advised to be used at night but I use day and night and experience no redness or problems. I simply squeeze an amount out and massage around my dry face before wiping off with a warm wet cloth. This contains glycolic acid and glycerine which is good for moisturising properties.

BareMinerals Blemish Remedy. Anti-Imperfection Treatment Gelée Cleanser.
This one has salicylic acid that helps dissolve any pore-clogging impurities. It's a gel that foams up without drying the skin, which is important for me. Sometimes I will double cleanse with this and the sk:n cleanser. It's also got ginger for medicinal herbal remedy. Peppermint for its astringent properties. Of course good ol' sea salt, rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium to help refine and purify. This cleanser is suppose to help prevent future breakouts and it's mostly helped to keep my skin pretty clean and bright.

sk:n Anti-Blemish Pore Refining Lotion.
Vitamin A helps improve texture, firmness and smoothness of skin. It also reduces the over-production of skin cells that block pores and trap bacteria & oil, leaving you with clearer skin. Glycolic Acid, has a peeling action that removes dead skin cells, don't worry it's not a snake shedding skin type peeling, it gentle exfoliates. There's another ingredient I've never used or heard of before Saccharide Isomerate it's a natural plant-derived ingredient. It's a highly effective soothing moisturiser which provides great hydration for acne-prone skin that can become dehydrated from the use of AHAs.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar K(+).
Being a salicylic acid product and as I often get little blackheads on my nose, now and again, I have used this to help reduce that. This is a product I use at night, It's a very lightweight product, not highly moisturising so I do put a moisturiser on afterwards. Keep in mind I only put this where my skin needs the problems. I know some people have found this helps reduce spots and control their oil - for those with hyperpigmentation, it'll stop that from appearing. I'm unsure I'd purchase when ran out as most times I do feel that a good cleanser and face mask can help pull them out...I'm still on the fence.

NIOD ELAN - Vitamin C read full review here.

sk:n Anti-Blemish Intenses Blemish Lotion- read full review here.

What are you currently using for skincare?

Some of these may be samples.

46 comments

  1. Not something I suffer from but I know for some it is a big issue, some great looking products!

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    1. It is, especially when it's severe, hopefully these products can help others.

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  2. Isn't it great how you can find a skin care range to suit pretty much any skin type these days? Back in my Mum's day there was Nivea Creme and... actually, that was it - just Nivea Creme. ;)

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    1. Haha, only Nivea Creme, times have changed so much and there's so many choices.

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  3. I love Sk:n products! I have psoriasis and they really help sort my skin out!

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    1. Ah amazing. That's so positive to hear, it's a great brand - underrated I find.

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  4. Glad you've found some products that work for you, I've heard good things about Sk:n products!

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    1. Sk:n are an amazing brand, I can't believe I forgot about the spot treatment cos it works a treat.

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  5. Think we have similar skin types. I love La Roche Posay too, so will definitely try the Sk:n products you recommend :)

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    1. Oh good, I hope these benefit you as they really have for me.

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  6. I've been a fan of Sk:n for a while... My friend suffers with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and she's always going on about the importance of sun screen. P.s. LOVE your blog x

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    1. It's really important otherwise it's going to make the pigmentation darker. Sk:n are such a good brand - needs more spotlight, aw thank you so much Rosie x

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  7. I use La Roche Posay a lot in my skincare but I'm on the fence about the Effaclar too as I'm not too sure it actually does much, they did however just bring out the tinted one which does wonders for my skin! I suffer from mild hyperpigmentation and it completely blurs it out, it also helps get rid of any blemishes xx

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    1. Oh really, I must check that one out then. That sounds like a really good product - yes I'm glad someone else agrees, I'm just meh over it, what's it doing, is it working whatever it's meant to do? If I can't visibly see a change then probably not worth it xo

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  8. I use Clarins Hydra quench lotion SPF 15 for day (or Clinique City block SPF40 if weather is hot) and Clarins Huile Orchidee at night. I no longer get spots (at 55) but I have loads more freckles that have got bigger with age. Happy with my skin though.

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    1. Clarins sounds like it really works for you, I know a lot of women like the brand, they're not bad at all, I've tried some items from them and was pleased. Ah freckles are youthful I feel :)

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  9. I am glad you have found some products which work for you and thank you for sharing them, I have a friend with hyper-pigmentation so ive sent her your post x

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for sharing it. I hope it does her some benefit. These have definitely helped me out x

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  10. I initially thought that I'd not heard of this skin issue before, but now I'm remembering that my friends in Egypt sometimes complained of something similar and they used a harsh bleach cream on their faces. But the products you've shared look to be excellent quality and sound like they work well.

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    1. Yes, people do use harsh bleaching cream! Hydroquinone is normally the ingredient in a lot of these, they're banned in the UK because it's dangerous and is linked to cancer I believe.

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  11. It's not something i suffer with but its great you have found something that works for u.

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    1. Thank you, definitely it's always a good thing to find something.

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  12. Some really interesting products here and some bits I've never tried before x

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    1. Thank you, yeah it's always good to find products that work for skin concerns, I don't know why I keep forgetting about Sk:n.

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  13. I needed to read this post. All products I'd pretty much heard of but haven't actually tried. I have very sensitive skin and struggle with rashes and breakouts.

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    1. Oh I'm so glad this has helped you, the Sk:n brand and even oils could be what you need, get the oil under control and soothe any redness or rashes.

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  14. I don't suffer from this, however it's amazing that there is a product for every skin type.

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    1. Yes, on the market now there's something for everyone which is great cos everyones concerns are met with nearly every brand.

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  15. I've got some Pai skincare which I'm testing, and I love Elemis products.

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    1. I've never tired Pai skincare before but I've read good things.

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  16. Its great to see there are products for everything and all skin types! I donmt personally have the same issue but I know people who do so will recommend this post to them now :)

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    1. It is, there's so much on the market now, it can be overwhelming. Thank you Francesca!

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  17. Anything that helps reduce the size of my pores is great, i need to try that lotion.

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    1. Right!? That's true, it's definitely worth a try I must say.

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  18. It's great that these products can help in different ways. The pore refining lotion sounds pretty nice.

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    1. Definitely, they all tackle something that'll help reduce skin issues I have.

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  19. We've never heard of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation before, so found the post very informative. My mummy, like you, is a massive advocate for wearing sunscreen too!

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    1. Thank you, it's a good thing if you can remember to get SPF alone or within products.

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  20. I love the la Roche Posay product! It's helped my skin so much x

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    1. That's positive, I'm glad it's worked for you, I'm still on the fence x

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  21. sound like a good routine with some amazing products! I haven't tried any of them but they do sound good

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    1. Thank you Melissa, yeah it's worked so far, always new skincare on the horizon lol.

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  22. All throughout my adolescence I've struggled with post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Thanks so much for sharing what has worked for you!

    - Maya at www.TheKelleyDoll.com

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    1. No problem Maya, it's such a pain Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation as you know but I'm glad these have worked.

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  23. I need these products for a new kit, especially the Anti-Blemish Pore Refining Lotion.

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    1. It's a good product, I've notice my pores aren't as large, worth a try.

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