hb did u ever have hyperpigmentation after acne? if so, how did you treat it? help
hi! yes i did/still do!
to some extent it never goes away fully, but it really DOES fade with time. I actually had pretty severe hyperpigmentation (much more of that than of typical scarring) because my skin is so fair and sensitive.
my dermatologist taught me that the #1 thing to do is avoid the sun (which I did so well that I got a vitamin D deficiency lmao) and I wear SPF 50 on my face every day. And then I’ve been using organic rosehip oil every night (which you can buy on amazon.) Normally putting anything with the word “oil” on my face is a nightmare, but rosehip oil is really light and meant to help damaged skin, and I’ve noticed a difference! it also helps aging skin, and i’m only 21, but I have some stress lines on my face already, and it has helped with those too!
I also did 2 sessions of laser scar removal with my dermatologist, which helped a LOT. They said I would need 6+ sessions to notice a “major difference” but they’re full of shi*t… the sessions are very expensive. insurance does not help with cosmetic procedures. two seemed to make a large enough difference that I felt better, although honestly, if you have the patience, hyperpigmentation does fade a lot over time without any procedures at all.
1. avoid sun & wear spf
2. organic rosehip oil
3. wait it out a little while
4. if you’re stressed out waiting, you can speed up the process with lasers