Let’s Talk about it: Acne and Battle Scars!
My question to you is, what is an effective, safe, and economical way to fade facial pigmentation and acne scars?
Here was my comment:
“What a great post to address a very common problem. I too suffer from some mild acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation due to sun damage, hormones, and life!
I strongly recommend treatments with Vitamin C for clarity and healing your damaged skin. My experience with PCA’s A&C Serum is incredible, and now that I am reading your comments, I might be checking out Prescriptives Vibrant C.
I also have heard so many good things about fading treatments and creams with hydroquinone, however, I have also heard so many horrible things about its side effects. Namely, it can cause more damage and hyperpigmentation of your skin. AHA’s you should look for in a fading cream or serum should be: combination of both kojic and azelaic acids, in addition to lactic and citric acids. All gentler and more effective AHA’s for your skin. I have also heard good things about MaMa Lotion which combines Malic and Mandelic Acids.”
Suggestions that came up in this discussion:
- Using skin care treatments that are high in antioxidants such as A ,C, and E
- Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E Oil use can reduce scarring/heal acne
- take a gentler approach, avoid harsh oil-stripping cleansers/alcohol-based toners, and try not to pick at your skin!
- AHA’s can be effective in improving your skin’s clarity and texture, BHA’s or Salicylic Acid are best to use on acne prone skin
- If you have severe/moderate cystic acne, a trip to the Dermatologist is a top priority
- Accutane works to clear cystic acne, but can only to be used with Doctor supervision and while using birth control/ and not pregnant
- Lasers and photofacials can be used to treat acne and address scarring, but are expensive
If you are like me and face the issues of adult acne and pigmentation issues, I strongly suggest reading through these comments and add some of your own suggestions. We all face different challenges when it comes to skin care. Many of us have sensitive skin issues what can help one person, may not help another. Hopefully you take away some information that can help you.
Here’s to healthy skin!
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