SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ADDRESS PIGMENTATION?
The various steps to tackle pigmentation depends on the type of pigmentation that you are facing.
ACNE SCARS AND BLEMISHES - Do you have dark scars after your blemish or acne has healed? These happen because of inflammation below the surface of the skin which in turn triggers the production of melanin (pigment cells).
The severity of such scars depends on a few factors, some of which are:
Your natural skin colour - deeper skin tones have naturally higher levels of melanin and as a result will show more visible scarring
Did you pick at or mess with your blemish? This is why dermatologists (and your mom no doubt!) tell you it is best to not pick at your pimples or blemishes. Your blemish is more likely to leave a scar if you mess with it
The type of blemish - if your pimple or blemish stayed below the surface of the skin then it will leave a smaller or no mark. Blemishes that break through the surface of the skin are more likely to leave scarring and pigmentation. Everybody has a different healing process. Blemishes that take longer to heal are also more likely to leave marks on the skin.