13 July 2015
Fading Blemish Scars
Those pesky blemish scars that are left behind are almost worst then the spots themselves. I suffer from blemish scars quite badly, especially around the chin area. They will stick around for months after the spot has gone so I'm constantly having to conceal them. I have spent the last few months testing my way through products aimed at banishing scars and tackling post-breakout issues. Here are a few products I've been trying and my thoughts on the results.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+
Every blogger and their mum has reviewed this but I wanted to share my experience of it. I like to apply this not all over, but just to the areas that need it. The lightweight gel texture absorbs really quickly and a little bit goes a long way. Used religiously this stuff works wonders. I've been concentrating this on my scars and after a months use I have noticed the redness on my chin has reduced greatly, although not completely gone it is a lot fainter. This also helps prevent future blemishes from scaring.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum*
I usually get on well with Vichy skincare and the latest product on trial didn't disappoint. This super hydrating serum is like an injection of moisture for skin. It's really lightweight and fluid - my skin instantly drinks it up and looks all the better for it. Another great way to combat scarring is to ensure skin is hydrated and I'm yet to find a product that does a better job than this.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL*
One thing I've found to improve my blemish scars greatly is to wear a high SPF. If you suffer from blemish prone skin not doubt you'll know that SPF can cause spots, especially if not removed properly. However this one from LRP is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free so perfect for sensitive or blemish-prone skin. This allows your scars to heal without incurring further damage.
This is a solid silicone stick which you apply 2-3 times a day reduce the appearance of old and new scars. The stick is very small but you hardly have to use any. It is white in colour but looks very discreet and can be worn under makeup. I've been using this for two months now and have noticed it helps heal my scars, although they haven't gone completely I'll continue to use this in the hope it will fade them further.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
I'm a huge fan of facial oils and this one from Trilogy has to be in my top 3 favourites. Rosehip Oil is a natural scar-healer and often used in hospitals. I'll apply this all over in the evening to calm and soothe my skin. In the morning my complexion has a subtle glow and looks plumped up.
I'd love to know what products you use to fade blemish scars, and if you have any questions - ask away!
Further reading: Say Bye Bye to 'Bacne'