How to combat acne scars

Did you know that acne can show up at any age?  It’s not just for teenagers or those in their twenties!  Many women experience breakouts due to a change in hormone levels, while others are genetically predisposed to acne.  While it might be tempting to pick at the skin, or squeeze blemishes, that’s never recommended.

Not only can it leave marks and scars on the skin, but it can spread infection too.  Dark spots on the skin after an acne breakout can make the skin look uneven.  And for those who are conscious of the scarring left after an acne breakout, here are some Image Skincare products to use on acne scars.

ILUMA Intense Brightening Exfoliating Cleanser

The ILUMA Intense Brightening Exfoliating Cleanser helps to support the reduction of the appearance of dark spots on the skin.  It contains bamboo spheres and smart sensing beads to physically exfoliate the skin, while enzymes chemically exfoliate the skin to promote new skin cells to rise to the surface.  Regular exfoliation will result in a more even toned complexion.

ILUMA Intense Facial Illuminator

The ILUMA Intense Facial Illuminator contains tranexamic and glycolic acid, along with vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and acne scars.  By increasing cell turnover, dead skin cells are shed and new ones are revealed.

VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

As mentioned above, Vitamin C is a key ingredient when tackling acne scars and dark spots.  It helps to synthesise collagen production, which in turn not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but blemishes and scars are repaired.  Add the Image Skincare VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum to your daily routine for great results.

PREVENTION+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser SPF50

Using a sunscreen is vital for those who want to prevent the darkening of any acne scarring.  It’s one of the most important products in your daily skincare regime anyway as it helps to protect your skin from UV light.  Acne scars that are unprotected will no doubt darken even more with sun exposure.  PREVENTION+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser SPF50 is formulated with zinc oxide, which acts as a barrier on the skin, protecting your skin from UVA and UVB light, and blue light too.

Lightening Lift Peel

The Lightening Lift Peel treats medium to severe pigmentation, lightening and brightening the appearance of acne scarring, sun spots and redness caused by rosacea.  It balances the complexion, leaving it glowing with a supple, silky smooth finish.

To learn more about which Image Skincare products to use on acne scars, or to book in for a Lightening Lift peel, visit your local Image Skincare clinic.