Whether you want to admit it or not, we all have been there or are still struggling to get rid of our acne scars. But what is the trick to getting rid of them? In this blog, we will discuss key skincare ingredients for getting rid of acne scars along with our BAZZAAL Box product recommendations!
What are acne scars and how do we get them?
Acne develops when the skin’s pores get clogged with dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Once those pores are blocked, they begin to swell up and get irritated, causing them to break the follicle wall of the skin and leave a lesion. Delaying the treatment, however, can increase the risk of potential scarring, which is recommended to take action soon.
This doesn’t mean that acne scarring is targeted towards a younger demographic. Acne scarring is surrounded by a lack of collagen that our skin needs to produce throughout the healing process. The older we get the less collagen we produce and increasing risk that acne scars develop.
What skincare ingredients should I look out for?
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, aids in neutralizing free radicals, reducing redness, swelling, and visibly enhancing the appearance of acne blemishes. Additionally, its healing properties promote collagen production and assist in the skin's structural rejuvenation.
- AHAs: AHAs, also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids, are versatile ingredients for addressing both acne and acne scars. They effectively target various types of acne scars by eliminating impurities, toxins, and dead skin cells that can clog pores, while also offering gentle exfoliation to reduce roughness, unevenness, and discoloration on the outer skin layer.
- Niacinamide: A variant of Vitamin B3, it aids in neutralizing free radicals and maintaining skin health. Its anti-inflammatory characteristics mitigate skin damage, enhance the skin's protective outer layer, and effectively address hyperpigmentation when applied topically.
BAZZAAL Box product recommendations:
With an impressive 81.5% red beet extract, this ampoule transforms even the most parched and rough skin into a clear, dewy canvas. Red beets, boasting Betacyanin, Betaine, Anthocyanin, and Vitamins A, B, and C, are recognized as a superfood, and offer revitalizing and moisturizing results when incorporated into your skincare routine.
If you’ve been on the lookout for a hydrating toner, look no further! This low-pH toner boasts a hydrating blend of panthenol and five types of hyaluronic acids, delivering deep moisture to the skin. Additionally, it features AHA and PHA components for a gentle exfoliating effect, while White Willow Bark helps with cleaning away dead skin cells and enhancing skin texture.
For those looking to stop their acne from further developing, we recommend this blemish treatment! Formulated for acne-prone, oily, and sensitive skin, this treatment has a light gel consistency that is infused with hydrating ceramide capsules and Niacinamide to help restore the skin barrier.
Go the extra mile to include Niacinamide with this sunscreen! This Mugwort-based sunscreen incorporates 2% Niacinamide and Squalane to shield the skin from UVA and UVB damage while harnessing the benefits of nurturing ingredients.
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