If you've followed my blog for a while, you will know i struggled with acne for a good few years before finding anything that works.
Once i got rid of the acne, i was left with another problem, the acne scarring. I had scarring in terms of pigmentation, not textural problems. I had a lot of red/purple scarring all over my face, which is luckily easier to treat than indentations or pitting, but treating is still a task.
This was my barefaced acne scarred skin on 16th May 2011.
Clearing up your acne is half the battle to prevent new scars from forming, you can watch my video on how i did this.
Once the acne has cleared up, fading the scars WILL take time. The one product i truly believe that helped fade the scarring is my Clinique Clarifying lotion.
I use this twice a day, morning and night. Exfoliating is the main way to help the skin regenerate itself and this does in a gentle way which is great for acne prone skins. It's also a little drying on the skin, but again, this helps keep the acne away. The exfoliating also keeps your skin looking glowy, smooth and healthy!
I recently ran out and didn't repurchase. My skin broke out on my chin and the bumps under the skin came back on my forehead/cheeks. As soon as i got another bottle of this and started using it, within 1 week my skin was back to 'normal'.
This was my barefaced skin on 7th July 2011.
In under 2 months all the scarring has nearly gone and what is left has faded significantly! The redness in my cheeks has also been reduced.
A month on, my skin is continuing to stay acne/scar free.
Just so you can compare easier, here is before and after again.
Have you struggled with acne scarring? What helped your skin?