Acne is a condition that affects around 85% of people at some point in their life. It is on the rise, especially as stress levels are such a part of our busy and hectic lives, and this can have a significant effect on the skin.
Did you know that acne marking is very different from acne scarring?
Acne scarring is permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin as a result of severe acne. The term "scarring" is not used for the temporary red and brown marks left early after acne has occurred as these marks will almost always improve.
Acne marks are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall.
When an acne pimple or blemish has healed, it can leave dark marks. The hyperpigmented scars are not permanent, but they can be slow to fade. An acne mark may persist for as long as three to six months after the pimple has disappeared. These type of Acne Markings are very treatable. We can use certain active ingredients that will speed up the healing process and help fade these markings so much quicker.
We can also have skin treatments that complement our homecare to boost the results even more.
The treatments that are the most beneficial are Salicylic Peels, Skin Needling, and if the markings are very subtle, then Microdermabrasion can also help. These are all resurfacing type treatments hence the effectiveness of them in regards to fading acne markings.
Let us talk about the hero ingredients that we use to treat acne & breakouts.
Salicylic Acid- Is a beta hydroxy acid extracted from the bark of willow trees. Commonly used in skin care products and professional chemical peels for the treatment of acne, salicylic acid works by exfoliating dead skin cells—which helps keep the pores clean.
Retinol- Packs a powerful punch when it comes to fighting acne and the shadowy scars it leaves behind. Regular use helps clear up your complexion by pulling dead skin cells out of pores, which makes them look smaller. It's also an anti-inflammatory, which helps with redness.
Dermalogica has recently combined these two powerful ingredients into one product, the new Active Clearing Retinol Oil. A High-performance night oil that targets breakouts and visible signs of premature skin ageing at the same time. This soothing oil will help speed up the healing process of those acne markings while helping to fight the signs of premature ageing too.
A high-performance night oil combining Retinol and Salicylic Acid into one skin-soothing formula that helps reduce visible signs of premature skin ageing and clear breakouts.
About the Author
My name is Rochelle, I have been lucky enough to be in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years helping clients achieve amazing results with their skin.
With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!
Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.