Acne is dreadful enough, but scars that last forever? So annoying! Luckily, there are things you can do to diminish or erase your scars, which are actually hyperpigmentation cause by the inflammation of a pimple.
- Wash you face with a mild cleanser. Avoid anything with granules (i.e. exfoliating scrubs), as these can cause further damage. We love Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser, $6.39 at drugstore.com.
- Wear a moisturizer with Vitamin C and SPF in the morning. Before you leave the house, make sure you use a lotion that contains both. Vitamin C helps fade scars, while the sun can make them worse! We recommend The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30, $20 at thebodyshop-usa.com.
- Dab on retinol before bed. The last scar-fighting task of the day should be to dot on retinol, which helps fight scars AND acne. We swear by Murad Perfecting Night Cream – a splurge at $49, but so worth it. Find it at Sephora.