Blemishes and acne are not only frustrating when they are presenting a large white pussy head, but they are also a pain when they leave behind either a red or pigmented (brown) mark on the skin. Many people believe they have a post acne scar and they will have this mark for ever! This post acne scar is only a temporary scar and will heal and fade over time.
The good news is that there are some quick and easy tricks we can implement to speed up the fading and healing of post acne scars. Here are 4 tips you can keep up your sleeve next time you have a post acne scar:


1. Use an AHA scrub at least once a week to lighten and speed up the fading process of the post acne scar. The AHA’s will loosen intercellular glue that holds dead skin together, allowing the skin to shed dead cells effectively and encourage cellular turnover. Try the ASAP Daily Facial Scrub or the Skin Matrix AHA Exfoliating Scrub.

asap daily facial scrub


2. Use a mineral sunscreen daily – if the sun comes into contact with either the reddened or pigmented spot it can make it fade much slower and even make it darker or more pronounced. A mineral sunscreen will not clog pores or irritate the skin, these days there are some amazing sunscreens available that feel just like a moisturiser. Try the Cosmedix Hydrate + or the Osmosis Protect.

 hydrate plus cosmedix

3. Use a vitamin A product in the form of either a serum or cream to encourage cellular turnover and increased healing of the skin. Look for Retinol or Retinaldehyde in the ingredient listing. Vitamin A is one of the most effective ingredients to rejuvenate and transform the skin back to an even tone and complexion. Try the Osmosis Clarify if you still get acne and blemishes or try the Skin Matrix Rebuild or SkinMedica Retinol Complex if you want to target anti-ageing at the skin time as banishing the macule.


4. Don’t pick at the blemishes! If you pick you will have a larger and more pronounced post acne scar. Leave your spots alone and book in for regular extractions with your Skin Care Specialist. They are trained not to leave marks and will not damage the surrounding skin. If you do pick follow my tried and tested pick rule. After 2 attempts, leave it for 24 hours. If it didn’t come out it would of more than likely raised to a pussy head that is super easy to press out.

 

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