How to Treat Post-Acne Marks

How to treat post acne marks

How to Treat Post-Acne Marks

Introducing the new DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Serum and DermoPurifyer Protective Fluid SPF 30 ideal to diminish post-acne marks and prevent their appearance.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) refers to those dark marks or spots left behind after a pimple heals. Often, they can be even more aggravating and distressing than pimples themselves and can be a lasting reminder of the physical and emotional toll of the condition. When it comes to treat post-acne marks, finding a solution that targets both concerns effectively can be a challenge - and if the cause of the acne is not treated, more blemishes and marks can continue to appear, creating a never-ending cycle.

What are post-acne marks and what causes it?

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), also known as hyperpigmentation caused by inflammation, is a type of hyperpigmentation that often appears after injury to the skin or following an inflammatory skin condition such as dermatitis or acne, and it appears as flat dark spots of discolouration.

The more inflammation there is, the more obvious the area of discolouration will be both in terms of size and colour. In cases where PIH is caused by acne, picking pimples can worsen the skin condition, leading to increased hyperpigmentation.

In some cases, inflammatory acne can result in pink, red or purple coloured pigmentation, which is more commonly referred to as post-inflammatory erythema (PIE). Although PIH is not caused by sun, this can aggravate symptoms, darkening the affected patches and prolonging the time it can take for them to fade.

How to treat post acne marks?

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Triple Effect Serum uses a complex, triple action formula to combat blemishes and reduce the potential for dark spots to be left behind. The serum enables you to finally beat blemishes and marks with 3 key factors:

  1. Anti-marks: Patented Thiamidol acts at the root cause of hyperpigmentation to reduce persistent post-blemish marks and prevent their appearance.

  2. Anti-blemish: Salicylic Acid effectively reduces blemishes and Licochalcone A helps to prevent new blemishes from appearing.

  3. Anti-shine: Sebum Regulating Technology delivers a long-lasting dry, matte finish.

How to treat post acne marks

What is Thiamidol? Thiamidol, an exclusive active ingredient which also features in Eucerin’s AntiPigment range, acts directly to reduce the production of melanin in our skin – the root cause of hyperpigmentation. It works by blocking the enzyme, tyrosinase, which is known to increase the production of melanin. 

The Triple Effect Serum has enhanced efficacy when used together with the Eucerin DermoPurifyer Protective Fluid SPF 30, a clinically tested Protective Fluid with SPF 30 formulated to prevent blemishes, control shine and protect post-acne marks from darkening due to the sun.



Eucerin DermoPurifyer Protective Fluid SPF 30 enables you to prevent blemishes and finally beat post-blemish marks with 3 key factors:
  1. Prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: SPF 30 UVA/B filters protect from sun-induced darkening of post-blemish marks and prevent their appearance.

  2. Anti-blemish: Antibacterial Decanediol helps to prevent blemishes and Licochalcone A soothes irritations.

  3. Anti-shine: Sebum Regulating Technology delivers a long-lasting, dry, matte finish.