When the pimple has popped (or been patched) and the red, flaky skin has cleared, there’s often one thing left standing between you and healthier skin – a dark spot.
Fortunately, we have some exciting news to share! We’re here to help you end the blemish saga with our newest product: Micropoint for Dark Spots. 🎉 It’s a powerful post-blemish patch that uses 173 dissolving Micropoints to deliver an advanced combo of brightening ingredients. And it’s going to change your post-pimple skincare routine for good.
Why dark spots appear in the first place
When our skin becomes inflamed due to one of many triggers – acne, eczema, rashes, or wounds – it ramps up production of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color. The excess melanin forms deposits in the skin, and next thing you know, you’ve got a hard-to-get-rid-of dark spot. When this post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (or PIH skin) is caused by acne, picking or popping your pimples can worsen the condition. Sun exposure can also magnify symptoms, making the spots or patches even darker and lengthening the amount of time it takes for them to fade.
Hyperpigmentation is not the same thing as an acne scar. If you have an acne scar, you can actually feel the marks left on your skin, whether depressed or raised. Acne scars result from the loss of tissue or overproduction of repair tissue. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation causes flat, dark spots that appear immediately following a breakout or other skin injury.
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Dark spots like to hang around long after a pimple is gone. We’re talking weeks, sometimes months. And that’s exactly why we created Micropoint for Dark Spots – to brighten post-blemish marks in just two uses, so you can move on with your life. 😉
How to get rid of dark spots: the post-blemish brightening patch
Time to talk deets. What are the ingredients? What makes it work? How do you use it?
The magic is in the Micropoints. To tackle a skin discoloration issue like hyperpigmentation, you need a physical element that can help refine skin texture and appearance. Each Micropoint for Dark Spots patch has 173 unique Micropoints, which are essentially microneedles that dissolve powerful brightening ingredients to target dark spots and even out skin tone.
Our Micropoints are made of super-hydrating hyaluronic acid that is molded to work like microneedles. Their unique pyramid shape and ultra-fine tips allow for smooth and deep penetration to flood your skin with a hyperpigmentation treatment full of intense brighteners:
1. Tranexamic acid prompts an anti-inflammatory action that reduces the production of melanin to minimize dark spots and even out skin tone. As an added bonus, tranexamic acid also helps to calm the skin and restore its barrier.
2. Niacinamide is one of two major forms of vitamin B3. Smoothing, fortifying, and clarity-boosting, it helps to help prevent pigment transfer within the skin and boost collagen production.
3. Vitamin C is known far and wide as the ultimate skin brightener. Not only does it help fade hyperpigmentation from acne scars and sun spots, but it also can prevent dark spots from happening in the first place.
4. Beta-glucans are chock full of antioxidant properties to replenish and renew post-pimple skin. They also increase macrophage activity, which ultimately accelerates wound healing, helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and soothes inflammation.
Micropoint for Dark Spots is safe for all skin types and tones. And it even helps to lighten sun spots!
Another blemish bites the dust.
While Micropoint for Dark Spots does an incredible job of fading hyperpigmentation, using it together with other Hero acne care products can set up your skin for even greater long-term success. If you’ve got a blind pimple lurking under your skin, take control before the breakout with Micropoint for Blemishes. When pimples are in the next stage (with visible whiteheads), use Mighty Patch to eliminate all of the gunk and pus in just a few hours. Then heal and balance lingering skin challenges that remain after a pimple has popped with Rescue Balm.
And starting today, you have Micropoint for Dark Spots to finish the job. For noticeably brighter skin, patch any dark spots on your face 1-2 days after extracting a blemish. Simply cleanse and dry skin, place the patch on the dark spot and press down for 15-30 seconds. Remove after 6 hours and repeat every 2-3 days until it visibly vanishes the dark spot and smooths uneven tone and texture. Now go show off that amazing glow!
Keep an eye out for more Hero products launching this year! We’re constantly coming up with innovative new product formulations, to make sure we’ve got your back (or your face) throughout the entire acne lifecycle. But for now, go get Micropoint for Dark Spots before it sells out!