What really helps against pimple marks?admin
Each of us knows this: There is a small patch of skin where there was a pimple weeks or months ago, and although it has long since subsided, a red or brown spot remains that does not want to go away. “Pimple marks – also medically known as PH, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – are discolored spots that become visible on the skin when inflammatory skin conditions such as acne heal,” explains Simone Presto , skin care expert at Eucerin .
A spot can also remain if you excessively press at blemishes on your face and the spots then become inflamed. If you then go out in the sun without SPF, the spots become even darker and more visible.
Where do pimple marks come from?
The reason for this hyperpigmentation are the melanocytes in the skin. “The UV radiation ensures the formation of melanin, which as a pigment protects the cell nucleus of the skin cells from harmful UV radiation; but inflammatory factors that are released in inflammatory skin diseases can also trigger this process,” says Presto.
Anyone who observes pimple marks on the skin should also avoid mechanical peelings and sharp cleaning brushes due to the friction. In general, pimple marks can appear on all skin types, although they are usually more noticeable on light-colored types.
What you can do about pimple marks
Stay away from squeezing pimples at home! Professional skin cleansing in the beauty salon prevents infections and thus pimple marks and scars. The right skin care with active ingredients against the stains can make a big difference when used daily.
Simone Presto: “Licochalcone A is extracted from the roots of the Chinese liquorice plant. It reduces the synthesis and release of inflammatory mediators and calms skin irritation and inflammation.”
Products containing azelaic acid and thimadiol have also been shown to be effective against the stains. These products are mostly used as night care or as a supplement to other care products. The most important tip during the day is sun protection with at least a sun protection factor of 30! And preventively – even if the stains are already there.