Medical treatments can vary, but the first stop for most are the home remedies for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Here are some of the best home remedies for fading those dark areas of skin.
Honey and Milk
Honey is an excellent natural antioxidant and will help speed up the skin repair process. Milk contains minerals and nutrients that are essential for hydrating the skin. Mix 1 tsp of honey with 1 tbsp of milk, apply the mixture to your face and let it dry. Wash off afterwards with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is the acknowledged home remedy "cure all" for almost every common ailment, and with good reason. There are countless testimonials as to its effect on dark pigmentation and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Apply an organic apple cider vinegar to the affected areas. Due to its acidic nature, try a small amount first in case of a skin reaction. Apply twice daily.
Lemon and Lime
Both lemon and lime are well known for their skin lightening properties. Apply slices of either lemon or lime to the skin, or alternatively, squeeze the juice and apply with a cotton ball. Again, test a small area first in case of a reaction. Let the juice dry and then wash with warm water. Applying aloe vera afterwards will hydrate the skin.
There are many more home remedies for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, always remember, everyone's skin is different, it's just a case of trial and error.