For ex-acne sufferers, scars can be a lasting reminder of these annoying blemishes in the past.
While acne scars can affect your skin confidence, the good news is that you can do a lot to reduce its appearance.
What do acne scars look like?
Acne scars develop in areas where deep or cystic blemishes have occurred.
People with darker skin tones may notice hyperpigmentation (darkening) within the scars, while people with lighter skin tones are more prone to redness (erythema).
What can I do?
First – don't panic! Acne scars naturally fade over time, and the following tips and tricks will speed up the process:
- Peeling. A gentle peel is important to replace damaged cells with healthy, fresh ones.
You can gently brush the area with a muslin cloth or use a very gentle polish like our Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator.
“Rosehip oil improves the appearance of scars thanks to its high concentration of omegas and carotenoids. Omegas fuel the skin's regeneration process, replacing damaged cells with healthy new ones, while carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to help repair skin damage. Try to apply 2-3 drops to slightly damp skin 3-4 times a week.
- Complete your skin care routine. Eating more essential fatty acids (EFAs) can nourish and heal your skin from the inside out.
Vitamin A-rich foods such as sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots and apricots are also beneficial for healthy skin and have an antioxidant effect on the body.
But be patient! It can take some time for scars to heal, but the right products and good nutrition will make them fade in no time and ensure that the rest of your skin looks nice and healthy.