Acne scars are just as if not more frustrating than their responsible pimple. Scarring often occurs when cystic acne and deep and recurrent acne lesions damage the dermis of the skin. When the body tries to heal a bad blemish, it can often result in skin that is thicker, discoloured, and sensitive. So what’s there left to do?
Choose Your Skincare Range Carefully
A lot of scar-fading products on the market today contain harsh ingredients like hydroquinone, a mainstream chemical compound that reduces the melanin pigments in your skin to fade dark spots. While it sounds great in theory, hydroquinone is known to bring on some side effects with continued use, like sensitivity to sunlight, dermatitis as well as other skin irritations, and thicker, bumpier skin. Steroids are another common component of scar lightening products, which over continued use causes skin thinning and bruising. It’s quite clear that while these products are good intentioned for those with acne scarring, they bring about further skin and health issues in the long-run.
Where do you turn if you’re brought down by stubborn scarring? SkinB5’s complete skincare range focuses on treating acne and its causes with a dual system, healing from both the outside and from within. Some key ingredients within the SkinB5 Acne Control Tablets and Caplets in particular include zinc, which helps heal blemishes and balance hormones; silica, which helps strengthen and repair connective tissue; and copper, which supports skin healing and cell renewal. On top of this, vitamin B9 (folic acid), especially when used in combination with zinc and copper, also encourages cell renewal and wound healing. This is fantastic news, as it means your body can rely on healthy ingredients that work to rectify problem skin without the side effects.
SkinB5’s topical range also boasts powerfully natural ingredients that targets both existing acne and lingering marks. Aloe vera is one such ingredient that is a renowned natural remedy for scarring and dark spots, and is featured in the Cleansing Mousse, Moisturiser, and Mask. It contains many antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, helps increase collagen and skin elasticity, and facilitates the healing of damaged skin cells.
The Mousse and Moisturiser contain green tea and vitamin E. These ingredients are widely acclaimed scar-tissue healers that gently rectify skin lesions and repair cell damage. As well as containing vitamin E, the Mask also features chamomile, which is a wound healer and a scar fader. If you’re so inclined, you can always use the Mask as a spot treatment, focussing on blemishes.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
While acne can rear its head despite your best efforts, it’s important you still remain vigilant with your skincare routine to help prevent future acne or worsen the existing spots that leave behind stubborn marks. Always remember to:
- Use lightweight and natural makeup
- Cleanse and moisturise daily
- Avoid touching your face
- Eat whole and healthy foods – forget about processed sugars and fats
- Flush out toxins and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
- Take a deep breath and keep up the good fight against acne.
Have a read of our article here on more tips on how you can avoid acne scarring.
When it comes to acne scarring, evaluate where you are right now and whether or not you’re healing yourself from the outside and the inside. Let us know how you deal with acne issues over on our Facebook page, and keep up-to-date with our latest acne news and tips by following our Instagram account.
Renee is a 20-something writer who has a love-hate relationship with fictional characters. If she doesn’t have her eyes glued to the big screen, you’ll find her chasing sunsets by the water. Having grown up with sensitive skin, she’s passionate about sharing and celebrating natural products that really work.