August 18, 2020

While you may be ecstatic that your acne has subsided, that isn’t the end of it. Scarring and discolouration on the skin can remain for long periods of time—if you have a habit of picking or scratching the pimple when it is still healing. However, acne scars are not a lost cause. Gradually, these scars and dark spots will go away on their own, but you can speed up the process by using treatments or products. Here are five at-home solutions we recommend.  

Tula Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser

Start your journey towards clear skin with the Tula Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser to brighten your overall complexion and to prevent acne from forming. Switching up your cleanser plays a crucial role in fighting acne-causing bacteria and alleviating dullness. Salicylic acid, a powerhouse ingredient, is well-known for its visible effects on acne, which is why it is used in a wide range of products for treating blemishes. 

Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads

Treat acne and acne scars all at once with the Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads. The solution works hard to tackle the root of the issue—acne—all while exfoliating the surface of the skin and removing dead skin cells. If used daily, you can expect smaller pores and a reduced appearance of fine lines. These gentle, yet effective pads could be the answer to a clear and smooth complexion. 

Renée Rouleau Post-Breakout Fading Gel

Acne scars typically take months to vanish, but you can count on Renée Rouleau’s Post-Breakout Fading Gel to make your scars disappear quickly. Apart from a dramatic difference in your blemishes, the gel also helps to fade dark spots and evens out your skin tone and texture. 

Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel 

Use the Murad Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel to exfoliate the dead cells off your skin, leaving you with a brighter and refreshed appearance. Unlike most chemical peels, this one also encourages skin renewal in just seven days. However, don’t go overboard. Use Murad’s peel every three to five weeks, because it may cause redness, dryness and irritation. 

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% gel is a cult-favourite for lightening dark spots and brightening dull and tired-looking skin. Why? Because its concentrated solution fades out even the oldest and most persistent scars. A thin layer of this product on the surface of your skin is enough for optimum effect. Remember to use sun protection, as azelaic acid can make your skin a little sensitive to light.

Image Credits: Tula, Renée Rouleau, Murad, Beauty Bay