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As if blemishes aren’t frustrating enough, the acne scars can leave behind are just the icing on the cake. The good news is that acne scars can be treated. There are some easy ways to fade them fast—or prevent the scarring from getting darker. Read on and learn how to get rid of acne scars for good. 

First of all, let’s get to know which type of acne scars you have.


4 tips to prevent and fade acne scars

#1 Sun protection

The UV rays and visible light from the sun can darken the spots even more, so it’s essential to wear sunscreen daily. In fact, sun protection can make a huge difference in whether your acne scars linger on the skin longer than needed, or worse, remain permanent. Go for an oil-free sunscreen for acne-prone skin to prevent acne blemishes from getting darker.

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#2 Chemical peel

At-home peeling pads containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid work hard to exfoliate your skin, even out skin tone, plus treat those dark acne scars, without damaging your skin. However, you should not peel too frequently. Once a week is good enough. Overdoing it and irritating already inflamed skin can make scars stay longer. Do avoid sun exposure, scrubs, lasers after a peel.

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You can use skincare products that contain AHAs and BHA(salicylic acid) to increase skin cell turnover.

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#3 Brightening serum

A few drops a day of a brightening serum will help fade post-acne discoloration over a few weeks. Look for powerful brightening agents such as vitamin B3 (niacinamide), vitamin C, kojic acid and licorice root extract that are great for brightening the skin’s complexion and for treating dark spots and scarring.

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#4 Try retinoids

Make retinoids part of your skincare routine to speed up your cell turnover to fade acne scars. Thanks to the increased cell turnover, your skin becomes more even, meaning fewer pigmentation spots and marks. Yet, retinoids can be very drying. Be sure you prepare your skin by applying a moisturiser with hyaluronic acid or ceramides before your retinol at night. And do not use it every day from the first. You need to work your way up to consistent use.  

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To conclude, here are the takeaways for reducing acne scars.

How can I reduce acne scar

3 natural remedies to whiten acne scars

Aloe vera

Moisturizing and soothing properties can actually heal the acne scars. Aloe vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins that enhance the healing of scarred skin, reduce swelling and redness, while its natural astringent removes excess oil and dead cells. You can just scrape the aloe plant off the leaf and lather the scar and cover it with some plastic wrap. That can result better for your skin.

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Coconut oil

When it comes to oil, any oil can actually work for healing your skin scars as long as it’s rich in omega fatty acids to penetrate and moisturize the skin. And coconut oil is especially great for the acne scars as it contains vitamins E and K that can repair your skin and promote the growth of healthy skin tissues. You can dab the oil on the acne scars. Then, leave it on overnight and wash off the next morning.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a popular remedy for the acne scar treatments. It is a savior for those with acne-prone skin to treat bacterial and fungal skin conditions and prevent infection. It not only helps in getting rid of acne but also boosts wound healing. It should be your best acne scar treatments.


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