It’s not just the unsightly bumps associated with acne that give the skin an unpleasant look. It’s also the redness and discoloration involved in acne breakouts that make the skin look uneven and unattractive. We’re not only talking about the redness that accompanies active acne, but also the mark that is left behind after the pimple is gone, which is known as post-inflammatory erythema.
What are the best ways to treat, hide and rid of the redness that comes during and after acne? Here, Clear Clinic’s top tips:
Conceal acne redness with a green tinted concealer. Green counteracts redness, but you’ll need to use a skin-tinted cover up on top of the green to properly hide the redness. We suggest using a mineral powder makeup that will not irritate the skin.
Treat post-acne redness with the KTP Laser, which causes the blood vessels just below the skin’s surface to collapse, decreasing the redness left behind after active acne clears up. Chemical peels are another way to effectively treat post-acne spots. Topical prescription retinoids, which increase collagen production, are also great at improving the skin tone and texture for people with acne.