Dark marks or spots left behind after a spot or pimple heals, can be even more aggravating and distressing than the spots themselves! Also known as Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), this discoloration of the skin that follows an inflammatory wound or spot is the skin's natural response to inflammation.
For dark marks, including old acne scars, or body hyperpigmentation we recommend using products that contain turmeric as it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are essential for evening your skin texture, skin tone and skin complexion. It also works well for preventing body acne and blemishes on the skin. Turmeric oil can moderate any excess melanin production in the skin in order to ease hyper-pigmentation.
Products containing turmeric include Polish (turmeric body scrub) to maintain the skin’s colour and distribution of melanin pigment for discoloured skin, hyperpigmentation under arms, elbows, underarms and bikini line.
Polish is great for brightening the skin as it works by gently exfoliating skin and removing any dead skin cells. It helps to correct uneven skin tones, dark patches, scars, as well as age spots.
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Polish is handmade in small batches using natural ingredients: turmeric powder, ginger essential oil, organic raw cane sugar, lemongrass essential oil, avocado oil, organic argan oil, organic rosehip oil and organic olive oil.
We also recommend using Protect (multipurpose butter) to counter hyperpigmentation on the inner thighs, arms, elbows, underarm, bikini line and care for dry skin and cracked heels. Protect is whipped in small batches using natural ingredients including organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, natural vitamin E, organic argan oil, organic rosehip oil, mandarin essential oil and lemongrass essential oil. Almond oil is also great for improving complexion and skin tone due to its emollient properties to improve both complexion and skin tone.
You can also use Sustain (oil cleansing protection) which is a multi purpose oil that can fade any old acne scars and dark marks. Sustain comes in 15ml and 100ml. We recommend using 100ml for the body as it’s a larger bottle with a bigger pipette to distribute on the body.
Sustain contains argan oil, which is very rich in vitamin A to help to reduce hyperpigmentation, by getting rid of dead skin cells to reveal new, fresh skin underneath. Argan oil is rich and soothing due to its high vitamin E properties. It is also an anti-oxidant that helps alleviate skin damage, dark spots and fine lines. We recommend massaging it into the skin every morning or night as part of your skincare routine.
Use Raw (body bar cleansing protection) to exfoliate, even skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation. Key ingredients include kaolin clay, turmeric and coconut oil to assist with dark marks, hyperpigmentation and body acne.
Kaolin clay is well known for its ability to absorb excess oils or sebum from the skin's surface and gently exfoliate the skin. This kaolin clay-based body bar works very well for pores, blackheads, whiteheads and acne scars as well.