Stubborn and unattractive, acne scars plague thousands of people who can feel frustrated with the lasting remnants of a frustrating skin condition that they dealt with in their teen or even adult years. Acne affects everyone differently, which means that acne scars come in a lot of different shapes, sizes, and colors.
One of the most common forms of acne scarring is pigmentation. Discoloration is common following acne, even when it’s only a mild or moderate condition. Hyper-pigmentation is most common and produces darker, blotchy spots that may look like freckles where the lesions once were. Hypo-pigmentation is more noticeable with those who have darker skin, and leaves areas of white or pinkish skin where the acne lesions once were. Other forms of acne scars include rolling scars, which look like broad, rolling bumps along the face, along with boxcar scars and ice pick scars, both of which go deep into the skins layers.
Combating Acne Scars
Just because you struggle with acne scars doesn’t mean you’ll have to deal with bad skin forever. There are a lot of different options to help revitalize your skin. Here are a few skin care tips for dealing with acne scars:
Moisturizer – It’s proven that simply moisturizing your skin can help prevent acne scars in the first place and also heal scarring faster. Remember: dry skin isn’t healthy skin, so be sure to moisturize well daily.
Sunscreen – Keeping acne scars protected from the sun can prevent scars from darkening and being slow to heal. Make sunscreen a part of your daily skin regimen, since even a few minutes of sun exposure can negatively affect your acne scars and also lead to other problems like wrinkles and age spots. Our advanced anti-aging facial moisturizer with SPF gives you the benefits of SPF 20 sun protection along with natural products like edelweiss extract, coconut oil, and moringa oil.
Retinol – Next to SPF, this active ingredient is considered one of the most recommended by dermatologists to remedy a host of skin conditions, including acne scars. Technically a form of Vitamin A, this ingredient stimulates collagen production, elastin production, and increases cell turnover which means it can help fade acne scars and hyper-pigmentation.
Hyaluronic Acid – A naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid is found in the skin and joints, helping to create fullness and moisture. When applied topically to the skin, hyaluronic acid can help fade the appearance of acne scars by aiding in tissue repair, elasticity, and moisture. To get the benefits of both Retinol and hyaluronic acid, we recommend our Advanced Anti Aging Retinol Cream.