5 Tips For Acne Scars


Struggling with acne can be frustrating enough; acne scars can often make it seem like your breakout never really went away. 

Here’s what happens: acne causes inflammation in the skin that provokes the development of pigment cells. There are steps you can take, however, to reduce the likelihood of experiencing acne scarring and to help minimize the appearance of acne scars.

Let’s get started with these 5 tips!
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1. Be diligent about wearing a sunscreen on a daily basis. Sun exposure can darken scars, even on a cloudy day when the sun is hiding—ultraviolet rays are still present.

2. Exfoliate regularly. Alternate between chemical exfoliants (alpha-hydroxy acids, for example) and mechanical exfoliants (facial scrubs). Exfoliating will slough away dead surface cells and increase cellular turnover to reveal a fresh layer of skin.

(Read: The Weirdest Acne Treatments on the Web)

3. Choose products with ingredients that possess brightening properties such as Kojic Acid, Licorice Extract, Grape Extract, and Mulberry Extract. Our Whitening Mask contains all of the above. Vitamin C also has brightening properties.

4. Avoid picking your skin! This unfortunate (yet super-common) habit can provoke scarring or prevent healing.

(Read: 5 Acne Treatment Tips)

5. Use spot treatments to speed the healing time of acne breakouts.

Put these tips into practice for a smoother, more even-toned complexion.


Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions [email protected] Feel free to visit my Google+ page.


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  2. Hey, I had this problem and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me.

    I got rid of my Acne and started treating the scars, which are now fading. I’m a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I’ve been doing then I’d be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at [email protected] and I’ll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I’ve tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day.

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  4. I have been using the whitening mask to reduce my acne scars and i love the results and how soft it makes my face feel.

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