What is Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)?
According to DermNet NZ, “Postinflammatory pigmentation is temporary pigmentation that follows an injury, i.e. thermal burn or inflammatory disorder of the skin (i.e dermatitis, infection). It is mostly observed in darker skin types (see ethnic dermatology). Postinflammatory pigmentation is also called acquired melanosis. More severe injury results in postinflammatory hypopigmentation, which is usually permanent.”
Permanently stopping hyperpigmentation is impossible but there are top routine tips for getting rid of post-acne marks or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (hereafter PIH). As indicated by DermNet NZ, anyone with darker skin types is more prone to deal with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Your skin triggers pigment production overdrive after you have inflammation such as wounds, pimples, hormonal changes, irritation, or sunburn. This leaves dark spots on your skin that can be light brown or darker purplish-black spots. Many people who are in their 30's (even among teenagers) start suffering from PIH and it causes annoyance, stress, and even depression if an individual’s appearance is severely impacted by PIH.