- Feb 10, 2021
- Words by Beauty Bar
While perfect skin is the dream, we must understand that it isn’t always the reality. Very few people have picture-perfect, poreless complexions. Blemishes and pores are normal, and one of the most common hurdles to achieving the glass skin we all hope to achieve is acne and the scars they leave behind. Do not despair, all hope is not lost. Good skincare helps your skin get as close to perfection as possible, even if the remnants of breakouts is what is plaguing you. We’ve got a few great acne and acne scar treatments that you can try out here to help soothe, calm, and clear up those marks.
Going back to clean, natural ingredients can help with skin issues. One of the most well-known acne-fighting ingredients is tea-tree oil! Human Nature’s Acne Defense Solution Gel is a potent tea tree formula combined with pimple-fighting actives that penetrate the skin to fight acne and dry out existing blemishes. Tea tree is also used to lighten scars left behind by breakouts. If you’ve tried tea tree oil before and know that it just isn’t the ingredient for you, maybe Centella is more your vibe.
Skin1004’s Centellascar Ointment with Lavender features Centella Asiatica extract has potent antioxidant properties and is a good hydrating agent that can help soothe compromised or upset skin. While the Centella extract in this formula calms your skin, the lavender calms your mind.
The COSRX AC Collection Spot Cream is another formula that highlights Centella, featuring 3 types of Centella extracts. The COSRX formula combines it with tea tree oil, calamine, and zinc to gently treat inflamed acne overnight while preventing scarring. It’s made to be used on specific areas, instead of smeared all over, which stretches out the product.
If you don’t want to experiment with creams, ointments, or gels, there are liquid formulas that can help with your skin problem, too. The Inkey List Apple Cider Vinegar Acid Peel is a chemical exfoliator that is formulated to be non-irritating so that even the most sensitive skin can handle it. The AHA/BHA solution is only meant to be used once a week and left on for 10mins before getting rinsed off. AHAs and BHAs clear up the gunk on the skin without causing micro-tears that physical exfoliators may cause. AHAs are water-soluble while BHAs are oil-soluble, this means that BHAs go deeper into the skin getting rid of more stubborn blackheads. You can find AHA toners that are separate from the BHA toners in case you do not want to introduce too many new factors to your skin. AHA toners are definitely the gentler option between the two, so if you’re a bit apprehensive, this is probably where you should start. Both ingredients help brighten and even out skin tone, making those scars a little less visible.
In case you need an emergency patch for a surprise zit or because your overnight treatments were not enough, patches are a simple solution. The Bye Bye Blemish Microneedling Blemish Patches provide more focused rejuvenation. Each patch is jam-packed with salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and of course, tea tree oil. The transparent patch melts deep into the skin’s surface to target stubborn, active blemishes. You can place the patch under makeup for all day wear.
If your acne problem extends to your body, that’s not uncommon at all. Finding a body wash that addresses that issue is a great start to clearing up your skin. The Murad Acid Body Wash helps treat and prevent breakouts. Not only does it work to eliminate the breakouts, but it also works to soothe the irritated skin.
As we always say, finding products on your own is great, but for extreme scarring that you know products you can find on shelves won’t solve, it’s always better to get help from professional dermatologists! We wish you luck on your skincare journey.