Congratulations! You no longer get pimples! However, if you were a chronic pimple picker, like myself, you may have been left with unsightly acne scars that simply won’t go away.
I’ve tried everything from expensive serums to cheap creams and have come up with a list of products that really work.
Here’s what I’m recommending:
For a budget option you can’t go wrong with Neutrogena, I often use their skin products when I want a good facial scrub. This contains two ingredients, salicylic acid which works to reduce the size of the spot on contact and glycolic acid which helps to heal the surrounding skin.
A classic skincare product in our eyes, used for many things including stretch marks as well as acne scars. It contains a hydrating formula that nourishes the skin and promotes healing. Use sparingly. It will last you for years.
Burt Bees acne scar treatment contains natural ingredients including willow bark for unclogging pores, liquorice root to reduce irritation and tamanu oil for hydration. Another good budget option.
A serum here that contains a super strength peptide that works to kick start the skin’s own renewal process which helps to heal the overall appearance. Improves the texture and surface of the skin and balances the tone.
This is a double action corrector cream from Vernal that works to not only reduce acne scars but also helps with the signs of anti-ageing. Contains huge amounts of Vitamin C and zinc to heal the skin cells and promote healing.
- Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector – $50
Clinique’s formula takes around 4 weeks to show results but trials have all proved to be successful. A very lightweight serum that sinks into skin quickly and reduces acne scars as well as age spots.
Go to sleep and wake up with your acne scars reduced is what you can expect with this sleep mask from Dr. Andrew Weil. It contains Rosa Roxburghii which lightens dark spots, mulberry and white peony to heal the skin and it adds super hydration to balance the texture and feel of the skin. From: Sephora.com
This cream corrector contains a lightener called hydroquinone that zaps acne scars and any other skin discolouration and leaves pretty spotless and flawless looking results. Use daily for maximum effect.
This serum helps to speed up the healing process which then naturally reduces scarring and dark spots. It is inspired by Dr. Brandt’s own laser treatments and contains natural collagen for skin renewal and elastin for healing.
- Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector – $90
A lightweight cream here that skins easily into the skin and helps to reduce any current discolouration along with helping to prevent future breakouts. Keeps skin looking fresh and leaves a balanced texture.